June 30, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Being a parent teaches you many things, none more so than these two sageries: long, difficult tasks do not get any easier with age, and problems rarely go away by themselves.
June 29, 2022 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Jennifer Adam, author of the upcoming Lark and the Wild Hunt, shares how mustangs helped make her a writer
June 22, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I hope that we can make a concerted effort to celebrate the strength and courage of all kinds of characters—and all kinds of people.
June 21, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Growing up with undiagnosed and untreated anxiety—let’s call it what it is, mental illness—was what led me to write the main character in my debut middle grade horror, The Clackity, as a young girl with anxiety
June 20, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
One day last summer two surprises arrived—one in my inbox and one by snail mail. The first was an email with the beautiful cover art for my verse novel THE NAME SHE GAVE ME. The second was my original birth certificate, which I also saw for the first time.
June 16, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
This book is my proudest accomplishment, and I hope that young, marginalized, underrepresented teens of the future who look like me won’t have to travel the world just to see themselves in a story.
June 14, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
My parents often apologize to me for my childhood because they imagine it must have been a tough time—especially since, for them, that period was one of hardship. But the childhood they believe I had differs vastly from the one that exists in my memory.
June 10, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I wrote a book perfect for the reluctant reader, because I was one. I wrote a book for kids who are trying to figure out their place in the world. I wrote a book for that 4th grade Tommy who was so smart he convinced himself he was dumb.
June 9, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Kids being brave, creating change, determined to make this world a better one: That’s really what my book is about. I like that all the lockdown despair ended up in such a hopeful place.
June 7, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
When I was growing up, if I had a big feeling about something, books were the first place I turned…but there was nothing on the shelves that could have helped me learn about being queer, or trans, or autistic.
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