Photo Credit: MJ Alexander

Photo Credit: MJ Alexander

About Amy Timberlake: 

Amy Timberlake's work has received a Newbery Honor, an Edgar, and a Golden Kite Award. One book was chosen to be a Book Sense Pick, another was reviewed in The New York Times Book Review. Her books have made several "best books of the year" lists, and she loves it whenever her books are chosen to be part of a state reading list. (Thank you!)  Chicago's Lifeline Theatre  has adapted both One Came Home  and The Dirty Cowboy for the stage. She's received residency fellowships from Hedgebrook, and the Anderson Center.   

Her most recent book, One Came Home, has been called "a True Grit for the middle school set" by Bookpage, "a valentine to sisterhood and a bird that no longer exists" by The Washington Post, and "a rare gem of a novel" by The Christian Science Monitor

Amy grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin. She had a great time (and learned a lot too) during her years at Mount Holyoke College. She has a B.A. in History and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing. She lives with her husband in Chicago.  

 Here's how Amy Timberlake's niece introduced her: