Mary Amato is an award-winning children’s and YA book author, poet, playwright, and songwriter. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, produced onstage, and have won the children’s choice awards in Ohio, Minnesota, Utah, and Arizona.
She teaches popular workshops on writing and the creative process around the country. Amato has written articles, essays, and poems for magazines and newspapers, including Muse, Cicada, The Washington Post, Parenting and Mothering.
In graduate school, Amato studied fiction writing and poetry at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. She currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Learn more at the official Mary Amato website .