In addition, Amy has written more than 50 books under her pen name, Amy Edgar, or as a ghost writer.
While simultaneously beginning her writing career, Amy spent five years as an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books in New York, followed by five years as an editor for the book illustration agency, Studio Goodwin Sturges, in Boston. Since 2013, Amy has served as a Mentor in the Children’s Literature Fellows program at Stony Brook University with a focus on developing picture book writers.
Amy has visited close to 100 elementary schools and libraries in person or virtually. Sometimes she dresses in a chef costume and uses a giant cooking pot to show children how to “Cook a Book.”
In her free time, Amy enjoys knitting. She wrote a pattern for a whimsical, No.2 Pencil Scarf.