ABOUT AMY THERNSTROM
I am currently working on two MG mysteries:
THE MYSTERY OF ME: On a hot, dull afternoon, 12-year-old Zinny discovers a hidden drawer in her mother’s jewelry chest. She finds a beautiful pendant that helps her trace her own origins and uncover family secrets — and shakes her faith in adults she has always trusted.
MY EPIC WEEK OF BRAVERY: Sixth-grader Cassie is in big trouble when she loses her dad’s most precious possession, his Coast Guard medal. She resolves to track it down, learning about determination, bravery and that girls can be heroes too.
Here is a quote from Graham Greene that helped inspire me to write for children:
Perhaps it is only in childhood that books have any deep influence on our lives. . . . What do we ever get nowadays from reading to equal the excitement and the revelation in those first fourteen years?