ABOUT A.M. WILD

  • I write picture books with vibrant, diverse characters who exist in an array of families, locations, and situations. As a queer, nonbinary person, stories have played a vital role in helping me find and claim a place for myself. In my own stories, I aim to create space for kids who don’t normally see themselves reflected. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, am the founder and co-Editor-in-Chief of Post, a digital journal by and for queer folks. Additionally, I serve as the co-Regional Advisor for the NY-METRO SCBWI chapter, an am represented by Rubin Pfeffer Content.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences… (Audre Lorde).”  My children’s books explore and celebrate the unique variances that make life so colorful, and I put everything I have into each piece I work on.  I look to the world around me for fresh inspiration, and each project I work on is a unique reflection of the world as I see it or as I dream it could be. I’m particularly concerned with creating work that celebrates characters who exist on the gender and sexuality spectrum, as well as portraying strong female identified characters, and same sex families. I hope my books provide some of the much needed representation kids crave as they engage in the essential work of searching for themselves.