Amy Timberlake's most recent book, One Came Home, was awarded a Newbery Honor by the American Library Association and an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery by the Mystery Writers of America. It has been called "a True Grit for the middle school set" by Bookpage, "a valentine to sisterhood and a bird that no longer exists" by The Washington Post, and "a rare gem of a novel" by The Christian Science Monitor. In 2015, Lifeline Theatre in Chicago adapted One Came Home for their MainStage.
Both her earlier books, That Girl Lucy Moon (Hyperion Books for Children) and The Dirty Cowboy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) were well-received: They made lots of good reading lists, and even won awards. Amy has received a residency fellowships from Hedgebrook (2009) and The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (2002). She has worked as a book reviewer & columnist, a children’s bookseller, a book event coordinator, and as the Public Information Officer at the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She lives with her husband in Chicago.
Awards and Recognition
- John Newbery Honor Award
- Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
- Society of Midland Authors Award
- Golden Kite Award (SCBWI)
- ALA's Amelia Bloomer Book List
- Friends of American Writers Award
- Marion Vannett Ridgway Award
- Finalist for the Spur Award (Western Writers of America)