Amy Martin wrote and illustrated her first book at the age of ten and gave it to her fourth grade teacher, who hopefully lost it in her house somewhere and didn't share it with anyone else.
The first book she published as a grown-up, In Your Dreams,was a semi-finalist in the Young Adult category of the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Competition. She has published four books in the In Your Dreams series. She is also the author of The Perfects series, which currently contains two books (Perfectly Normal and Perfectly Weird).
Amy currently lives in New York with her husband and a ferocious attack tabby named Cleo. When not writing or reading, she can usually be found watching sports, drinking coffee, or indulging her crippling Twitter habit (and, sometimes, doing all three at once).
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read pretty much anything I can get my hands on--everything from magazines to the latest Young Adult fiction. I spend way too much time on social media (Facebook and Twitter are my favorites), and I love watching sports. I also love hanging out with my husband and cat watching movies.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in grade school, and I was a creative writing major for a while in college. I'd always give up creative writing for a while and then come back to it. For example, in my twenties, I was working on a graduate degree and writing mostly academic papers and articles. By my early thirties, I was getting burned out on academic writing and needed to refocus my brain, so to speak. So, I turned to creative writing to help my academic writing, and now I find I can't give up creative writing and go back.
Janey Douchette’s life is less than perfect. But when she finds a strange book in a box of her mother’s old things, she’s convinced her fortunes are about to change. The words in the strange book have power, and Janey plans to harness that power to undo all the bad things in her life. But can she figure out how to harness that power without making things worse?
High school senior Dani Maguire has it all--money, popularity, and a hot boyfriend. But when she wakes up in the body of her unpopular former friend Janey Douchette and discovers Janey's been kidnapped, Dani must figure out how to outwit her captors and deal with an imperfect new reality.
Zara "Zip" McKee and Kieran Lanier's relationship is tested when the cure for his mysterious sleeping disorder leaves him with an unusual side effect--amnesia. Fortunately for Zip, she has basketball and college decisions to keep her busy, but when her season ends in a way she didn’t anticipate, will she be able to face her future without knowing if Kieran will be by her side?
Join Zara "Zip" McKee, Kieran Lanier, and their families in the third installment of the In Your Dreams series as they wrestle with the question of what to do when the cure for Kieran's condition could end up being worse than the condition itself.
Danger comes for Zip McKee and Kieran Lanier once again in the second book of the In Your Dreams series. They and their families are forced to deal with each other and the secrets they've kept out of love and fear. And while Zip and Kieran find they must deal with a new twist in his sleeping disorder, a mysterious stranger reveals information that could change Kieran's life--or end it.
Book 1 of the In Your Dreams series
When Kieran Lanier moves to town and passes out on her desk at school, Zara "Zip" McKee's life gets complicated in a way she never dreamed. Kieran has a sleeping disorder and sees flashes of the future in his dreams. And when Zip begins to have unsettling dreams, she must decide if she can live with knowing the future when she's afraid of what might happen.