Informal bio:

I was born in Australia and I lived there for two years. I remember nothing of my life there but there are some fun photos of me wandering around with parrots. I feel that if I had lived there longer then I would be a more mellow, beach-y type person (plus I’d have an awesome Australian accent). I lived in Oxford, England for a year when I was ten. I ate a lot of Cadbury’s chocolate there and went to one of the few schools that did not require uniforms, which was frankly a bit of a disappointment.

Okay, let’s speed things up…. Between then and now, I became a librarian and started writing. I currently live in Chicago, and I write mainly, but not exclusively, young adult novels. When I am not writing, I am mostly librarian-ing, reading or eating. Sometimes I nap, although less than I would prefer.

More official bio:

Amelia Brunskill was born in Melbourne, Australia, but she grew up mostly in Washington state where she picked a lot of blackberries, read a lot of books and failed to properly appreciate the epic beauty of the mountains and the Pacific ocean. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and art from the University of Washington and her master’s in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She now lives in Chicago, where she eats as much Thai food as possible and works as a librarian. The Window is her debut novel.