100 Scope Notes
November 20, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
Looking back, it seems ridiculous that I, an avid book lover and organiser extraordinaire, did not realise that being a librarian was the perfect job for me.
September 27, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
Stories let us see ourselves doing things and having adventures. They let us imagine ourselves in those places and know that we are valid.
August 2, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
Jett’s story grew from my wonderings of how my life would’ve been different if I’d had access to age-appropriate books featuring characters who had survived trauma. I might not have felt so alone or ashamed. I might not have waited decades to tell my secret.
June 6, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
The idea bubbled up practically overnight: the story of a young, gay, Hispanic teen (that’s me), who falls in love with a cowboy (that’s Texas), who may or may not be a killer (and that’s Jane Austen).
May 31, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
I’m a sucker for a good happily ever after. I believe that most people deserve one, and deserve to see people like themselves have one. Which is one of the reasons I wrote Rhythm & Muse, to fill a void that I wasn’t finding at the time. A black, teenage boy finding his.
May 30, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
Growing up, I loved fairy tales and Greek myths. As a young queer person, I was keenly aware of how LGBTQIA+ characters never appeared in these stories.
January 3, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
Writing Sincerely Sicily was very liberating, as it allowed me to thoroughly share my background in a way I have never been able to do before.
November 16, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Dear reader, let my life be a lesson: Let not the pains of rejection keep you silent. Instead, let them be the contrary wind that pushes your sails onward listen to the wants permeating within your heart and quiet your every wondering brain.
November 11, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I wanted to write a party mix of all of it, those things that I love, in a story world where I and everyone else exists, because that’s the book I wanted to read as a teen but couldn’t find.
October 12, 2022 by Karen Jensen, MLS
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