ABOUT AMANDA IRVING

  • AJ Irving
    grew up in Boise, Idaho, writing stories and daydreaming about becoming an
    author. Now,
    she writes
    picture books and poetry on her big back porch in a tiny town near Jackson,
    Wyoming. 
    AJ reads kidlit every day and
    dances every chance she gets. Her debut picture book, DANCE LIKE A LEAF,
    releases from Barefoot Books in fall 2020.

    As an
    author and former bookmobile librarian, AJ is passionate about inspiring
    children to read. She received a B.A. in journalism and women’s and gender
    studies from the University of Oregon. AJ is represented by Jordan Hamessley of
    New Leaf Literary. Learn more at www.ajirving.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Mama. Wordsmith. Kidlit enthusiast. 

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Cover

    We Finally Made it Out of That Darn Hospital

    (Article)


    Midwifery Today

    2010