Tekijäpilvi, Avainsanapeili
Sep 2, 2008
About Me
Amy Timberlake is the author of That Girl Lucy Moon (Hyperion Books for Children) and The Dirty Cowboy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). That Girl Lucy Moon was chosen as a Book Sense Pick, a NYPL’s “100 Titles for Reading & Sharing,” a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of 2007, a 2007 Amelia Bloomer Book, and the winner of the Friends of American Writers Literary Award.

Her previous book, The Dirty Cowboy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) won SCBWI’s Golden Kite Award, a Parents Choice Gold Medal, an International Reading Association 2004 Notable Book Citation, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, First Prize in the 2004 Marion Vannett Ridgway Awards, Finalist for the Spur Award (Western Writers of America), Finalist for Southeast Booksellers Association 2004 Book Award, and was recently adapted into a musical for children by Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

She has taught writing at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago (where she also received an M.A. in English/Creative Writing). She received a residency fellowship at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in June 2002 and won a Judy Delton Scholarship in June 2001. She has worked as a book reviewer & columnist, a children’s bookseller, a book event coordinator, and as the Public Information Officer at the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She lives with her husband in Chicago.
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