• Mary Amato currently has over two dozen books for children and teens out and more on the way. She has won many awards for her work, including the Buckeye Award, the Beehive Award, the Maud Hart Lovelace Award, the Maryland Author Award, and the Arizona Young Readers Award. She is a popular workshop leader and speaker on creative writing, songwriting, and more. www.maryamato.com.


  • I give voice to the funny, sad, messy, and wondrous stories of life, especially the stories of children and young adults. My mission: each book has humor, heart, and grit.

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