in the woods.
in a night gown.
Amy Stolls in a night gown.
is the author of the novel The Ninth Wife (HarperCollins, May 2011), and the young adult novel Palms to the Ground (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005), winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award.
She spent years as a journalist covering the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska before she received an MFA in creative writing from American University.
Currently, she is acting director of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts, where she has worked since 1998, collaborating with thousands of writers, translators, editors, booksellers, publishers, educators, and presenters nationwide to keep literature a vital part of American society.
lives in Washington, D.C. with her
husband and two young sons.
likes chai lattes.
has no cavities.
has visited more than 25 countries.
has hiked the Inca Trail in Peru; kayaked through Southern Thailand; safaried in South Africa; biked from Prague to Budapest, along the Austral Road in Patagonia, and through northern Vietnam; backpacked through Europe; driven coast to coast across Canada; gotten drunk on good vodka in the former USSR (Moscow, St. Petersburg and cities in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan) and again in the current Soviet Union.
In the last year, she
has biked to work, run to the supermarket, and crawled into bed.
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