ABOUT AMY THERNSTROM
Picture books in progress:THE BOMPLE JOINS A BAND: The Bomple longs for friends to jam with, but her fangs and claws scare everyone off. When a pack of raucous, rockin’ foxes moves into the neighborhood, she may get her chance–if she dares to grab it.THE BOMPLE AND THE SKINK; The Bomple spots the magical, wish-granting Pink Skink. The only catch is to catch him, or so she thinks. It turns out having everything isn’t everything, even on your birthday.Middle-grade novels in progress:MY SIX DAYS OF EPIC BRAVERY: Sixth-grader Cassie loses her dad’s most precious possession, his Coast Guard medal, when she shows it off to neighborhood kids. She resolves to track it down before it’s missed, but the lies and the trouble just keep getting bigger.THE MYSTERY OF ME: On a boring summer afternoon, 12-year-old Zinny finds a secret drawer in her mother’s jewelry chest. She discovers a silver pendant that helps her trace her origins and uncover family secrets.
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?