November 19, 2020
Join me this Saturday, November 21, 2020 for a free Facebook Live reading of my children's picture book, "My Secret, Magic Friend". Visit Amy Van Duyn, Author on Facebook or visit this link at 1:00 EST.
July 11, 2019
Some stories I write are just silly and fun. All of them have a goal of making children feel good about themselves or empower them somehow.
My Secret, Magic Friend is about learning that you don't need anyone else to have your own adventure. Using your own imagination is your very own key to your own special journey. This one came from deep in my heart.
I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think! Maybe it will spark the curious child in you, or perhaps you'll share it with a little one in your life.
June 6, 2019
I continue to live the dream!!!
Coming soon!! "My Secret, Magic Friend" should be out this week or next.
As a child, I was in love with stories where kids had their own special adventure that was just for them. I dreamed of my own special journey like "The Wizard of Oz" or "Labyrinth" where the experience was unique to me and I didn't have to share it with anyone.
Being the youngest, I learned to be independent and entertain myself by using my own imagination to create the experience for myself.
This story taps into that need and uses a dynamic character as a metaphor for being a "big kid" and using your own imagination to make your own adventure.
This story is perfect for the youngest in the family, but has themes with which we can all identify.
January 18th, 2019
Two exciting events this week!
First, Pen It! Publications has named me "Author of the Week"! What an honor for my first book!
Second, I just signed my second contract with Pen It! Publications! Stay tuned for another exciting picture book, "My Secret, Magic Friend". It's expected to come out this spring.
January 1, 2019
Happy new year, everyone!
I'm very excited to share that Chrissie and the Crust Monster is now available for purchase on:
August 16, 2018
I'm excited to announce my book deal with PenIt Publications! Coming soon, Chrissie and the Crust Monster. Stay tuned for updates