July 12, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Be Real, Macy Weaver is a story about a girl discovering and embracing her own identity. In some ways, Macy and this novel helped me “be real” about who I am as a writer and trust my own voice more. I wouldn’t trade this two-year journey for anything. Thank you, Macy-girl!
July 7, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Don’t Call Me a Hurricane was inspired by all of those beautiful and life changing summers. I wanted to write a novel in verse about strong friendships and young people rising up together.
March 11, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Creators of the graphic novel SQUIRE talk process, inspiration, and being left out of fantasy stories.
March 1, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
The inspiration behind a story about a young girl descended from the Orisha gods, grounded in the myths and legends of the Yoruba culture.
February 9, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
In the same way that characters are often composites of real people (in my case, often my students), the fictional Swallowtail Island is made up of little bits of all the islands in my past.
February 4, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I tell kids that I get my ideas from my dog, but I also tell them that they are the source of their own best ideas.
February 3, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
The inspirations behind the story of a Sri Lankan boy's adventure at sea.
October 15, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
SALT MAGIC began when I ripped up some plywood flooring in my old house and found a 1927 newspaper article underneath. A few years later I stumbled onto the newspaper article in my files, did a little research, and became totally freaking obsessed.
October 7, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
The first panel in my new Carlton Crumple book features a chaotic scene with Shady Plains (Carlton Crumple’s hometown) kids having outdoor, summertime fun. It got me thinking back to my own childhood and some of the things that inspired me to make this graphic novel series for children.
August 17, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Seeing my covers reminds me how inspiration is everywhere. A book can inspire a drawing. A drawing can inspire a book. A river or a rock can be the seed of a story.
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
Good Comics for Kids
by Renee Scott
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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