Author Archives: Amy S.

About Amy S.

I have my bachelor's from Bryn Mawr College and my masters' from Simmons. I enjoy children's literature, reality television, cut-paper art, naps, and Comic-Con. When I grow up I want to live in the giant library from Beauty and the Beast, especially if they install wi-fi in there.

The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of Fiction

One of the most important questions I ask about fiction when I’m looking at a manuscript- or even at a published book- is “why?” Why is this scene important, and why is it necessary? (Those two answers aren’t necessarily the … Continue reading

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The Disreputable Analysis of Frankie Landau-Banks

What I have learned in the past five months, part 1: uploading videos to YouTube takes a lot of time. What I have learned in the past five months, part 2: really good books can give you so much to … Continue reading

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Yay, an update!

Hello, the Internets! I know, I have been terrible updating. It’s that well-known internet truism that the longer you go without updating, the harder it is to update, even when you have things to say. Even when you have a … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS ANGELS by Francesca Lia Block

Real life has been kicking my ass lately, but I feel bad for not updating. As a gentle prompt/reminder, Deborah Kaplan (see contributors page!) sent me this fantastic write-up of Francesca Lia Block’s DANGEROUS ANGELS- at which point I managed … Continue reading

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ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE and TRICKSTER’S CHOICE

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In celebration (that’s totally a lie, I was posting this morning anyway and this is just a happy accident), I have our first guest post. Jennifer Cary Diers (check out the new and shiny Contributors … Continue reading

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The Skin I’m In

First of all, shout-out to Simmons College, home of the amazing Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and also the fine institution which gave me my graduate degrees, which links to my blog at the end of their poll … Continue reading

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Rules and Regulations

I have to say, this blog is making me happy already. I’m pleased so many of you out there are as interested in exploring this as I am! I’m glad to have a place to throw some ideas around. Also, … Continue reading

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