About Me

”A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.”
A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin

Amy Alward (nee McCulloch) was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, UK, and moved to Ottawa, Canada, when she was 11. She attended Immaculata High School, where she developed a love of geeky things like science fairs, yearbook, RPGs and The Lord of the Rings. After high school she started studying at the University of Toronto, where she graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in English, specializing in Old English and Medieval literature (her love for Geoffrey Chaucer will never die).

After a year out backpacking around Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia (you can read her travel blog here), she moved back to London, UK, to find a job in publishing. After three years at HarperVoyager, where she worked on some of the top SF&F brands in publishing, she moved to Penguin Random House Children’s Books to be editorial director.

At the beginning of 2011, she signed with the amazing Juliet Mushens of The Agency Group for her debut YA fantasy-adventure duology: The Oathbreaker’s Shadow and The Shadow’s Curse.

In 2014, she signed a significant deal with Simon & Schuster for The Potion Diaries, which is due out in Summer 2015.

She continues to be addicted to adventure, coffee and really great books.

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3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Gordon Mark Gentry says:

    Have been viewing your website etc. after an email from ‘The Pa’ Angus, who I saw regularly before he upped stumps and dragged you off to Canada. It’s great to see you doing so well in the literary world. Keep up the good work Amy. Gordon Gentry (Hertford UK)

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