Amy Ewing grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age. She moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University. Unfortunately, her acting career didn’t quite pan out. She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.
Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis. She lives in Harlem, where she spends her days writing, eating cheese, and occasionally binge watching The Vampire Diaries. Amy is the author of The Lone City trilogy for young adults.
Author's Comment: Thank you so much for reading! It’s hard when you work on something in private for so long, and then you have to let it go out into the world. But it’s incredibly exciting to see people connect with your characters and their story. I know the joy of getting lost in a book, and if even one person can get lost in The Jewel, then I have done what I set out to do. And I am so grateful for each and every reader. [Source]