Amy Reed was born and raised in and around Seattle, where she attended a total of eight schools by the time she was eighteen. Constant moving taught her to be restless and being an only child made her imagination do funny things. After a brief stint at Reed College (no relation), she moved to San Francisco and spent the next several years serving coffee and getting into trouble. She eventually graduated from film school, promptly decided she wanted nothing to do with filmmaking, returned to her original and impractical love of writing, and earned her MFA from New College of California. Amy currently lives in Oakland with her husband and two cats, and has accepted that Northern California has replaced the Pacific Northwest as her home. She is no longer restless.
Amy's short work has been published in journals such as Kitchen Sink, Contrary, and Fiction. Her short story "How You Remember Her" (Contrary, Summer 2007) was honored as a notable story by both Dzanc Books and the Million Writers Awards, and was selected as one of Contrary Magazine's Greatest Stories 2003-2008. Her debut Young Adult novel Beautiful will be released October 6, 2009 (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster).
Find out more at amyreedfiction.com.
Cooking, gardening, sleeping, reading, hiking, traveling. I also sing in the Oakland Soft Rock Choir. No irony there, I swear.
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