September 20, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Getting comfortable with discomfort is a lifelong lesson we're all working on. Just because the main characters of a book are middle grade age doesn't mean older people can't get something from the story.
August 8, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
You know what I liked best about this book? I didn't know where it was going. I wasn't sure what decisions the characters would make or if things would work out. At points, I wasn't even sure what "work out" meant for these characters.
July 11, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
The idea for Breda’s Island, my fifth novel but my first for Middle Grade readers, began very late one night on my husband’s family farm in rural County Kerry, Ireland.
January 14, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
By reading books that explore difficult issues, kids have the opportunity to learn about, experience vicariously, and practice mentally, these hard subjects in nurturing ways, preparing them for positive encounters later in life.
October 14, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
So, yeah, I wrote about grief again. Sam’s and mine. Maybe yours. And yet…Our Way Back to Always is absolutely that swoony, tropey love story I always hoped to write. Because life—even in the terrible years––can be really funny like that.
September 13, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
With the entire world facing unimaginable levels of loss and grief, a Grim Reaper retelling might not seem like an auspicious beginning for my career.
September 10, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
In We Can Be Heroes, three friends navigate a devastating loss due to gun violence and their own anger in its wake.
July 6, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
For me, like the characters in WHERE IT ALL LANDS, music is the one constant throughout my life that has comforted me and helped me find meaning in the face of tragedy.
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Teen Librarian Toolbox
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The Classroom Bookshelf
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