Friday, April 12, 2019

Author Stalker: Interview with Amie Kaufman {Author of Ice Wolves & Illuminae}

Whether you love her middle grade books or young adult books, Amie Kaufman is for sure an author whose books you NEED on your shelf. We loved reading her Illuminae Files series so much that it was a no brainer to include her new release Ice Wolves in a recent middle grade box (which is sold out, but you can still get the book here).

LitJoy’s Fire & Ice Middle Grade Crate with Amie Kaufman’s new book, Ice Wolves
Alix and Kelly got to interview Amie and chat about everything Ice Wolves as well as author life. She was such a joy to interview that I had to share it with you too. Also, her Aussie accent is so cool to listen to :)!
Here’s some more info on our new favorite author that I took from her website:
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerising” (Publishers Weekly) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus). Her series includes The Illuminae Files, The Starbound Trilogy, Unearthed and Elementals: Ice Wolves. Her work is in development for film and TV, and has taken home multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, a Gold Inky, made multiple best-of lists and been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Amie had the good fortune to be raised just one block from her local library, and took full advantage of that fact growing up. She and her sister spent their childhood summers re-creating their favourite books by camping in the back yard, mapping their neighbourhood, climbing trees, stepping through magical doors and sailing the local seas. Raised in Australia and Ireland, she has kissed the Blarney stone six times, thoroughly cementing her gift of the gab.
As she grew older (but not up), she continued her education, and graduated with honors degrees in history, literature and law, and a master’s degree in conflict resolution. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. After working as a mediator for seven years, these days she’s a full-time writer, working from her home in Melbourne when she’s not on the road in the US, Europe and Asia. A few of her top travel moments include camping in the Sahara overnight, climbing a mountain in Vietnam, standing on the Great Wall of China and cycling the Loire Valley, but she has a huge list left to cover.
Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and their rescue dog, Jack. She’s a huge fan of chocolate and naps, has an enormous music collection, and an entire room of her house is devoted to her library. She still sails, and though she climbs fewer trees, she remains partial to investigating the occasional magical door.

This LED Wolf Light is my favorite part from the LitJoy Crate with Amie Kaufman’s book, Ice Wolves.

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