ABOUT AMY THERNSTROM
Middle-grade novels in progress:
MY SIX DAYS OF EPIC BRAVERY: Twelve-year-old 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, but the lies and the trouble just keep getting bigger.
THE MYSTERY OF ME: On a summer afternoon, 12-year-old Zinny finds a secret drawer in her mother’s jewelry chest. A mysterious silver pendant leads her to a Colorado mining town where she investigates family secrets and discovers her own origins.
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?