A. S. King

Amy Sarig King was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Once she escaped high school, she earned a degree in photography. After several years working in stinky darkrooms, she escaped further, to Dublin, Ireland where she swore off television and started writing novels.A.S. King has recently returned from Ireland, where she spent a decade dividing herself between self-sufficiency, restoring her farm, teaching adult literacy, and writing novels. She has also been a rare poultry breeder, photographer, master printer, contractor, summer camp counselor, pizza delivery driver and, for a week or two, a complete loser who did nothing at all.Amy's newest YA novel, Ask the Passengers (October 2012) is a Junior Library Guild selection, a Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly & School Library Journal Best Book of 2012, an Indie Next List pick and has been called "Another thoughtful, and often breathtaking achievement" by Booklist in one of six starred trade reviews for the book. Everybody Sees the Ants (October 2011) was an Andre Norton Award finalist, a Cybils finalist, and a 2012 YALSA Top Ten book for young adults. Her 2010 YA novel, Please Ignore Vera Dietz was a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book, an Edgar Award Nominee, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Teens 2010, a Junior Library Guild selection and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick. Her first YA novel, The Dust of 100 Dogs, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an Indie Next pick and a Cybil award finalist. Her short fiction for adults has been widely published and was nominated for Best New American Voices 2010. Her short fiction collection, Monica Never Shuts Up is now available in paperback. Amy now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children and is a huge fan of Kurt Vonnegut, corn on the cob, libraries, and roller skating.Next up: Reality Boy due in Fall 2013.  

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ISBN: 9780738714264
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Published: Flux - February 8th, 2009

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Published: Ember - April 10th, 2012

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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

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Published: Bat Press - January 9th, 2013



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