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. 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. She was recently awarded The Sterling North Legacy Award for Excellence in Children's Literature. (For a complete list of awards & recognition, click here.)

Amy grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin. She attended Mount Holyoke College and majored in History. She also holds an M.A. in English/Creative Writing. Most of the time, she can be found in Chicago, where she lives with her husband. But on especially good days she can be found walking on a long, long trail. One of her favorites? This one in England. She wants to do it again!

 
 Photo credit:  M.J. Alexander

Photo credit: M.J. Alexander