About Amy

Photo credit: M.J. Alexander

Photo credit: M.J. Alexander

 
 

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.   

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.