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 of person. 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.
Between then and now, I became a librarian and started writing. I write mainly, but not exclusively, young adult novels. When I am not writing, I am mostly librarian-ing, reading, drawing, or eating.
More official bio:
Amelia Brunskill is a writer and a librarian. Her first novel, The Window, was a young adult mystery that was nominated for the Chicago Review of Books Award for fiction, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and the NYSRA’s Charlotte Award. Her second novel, Wolfpack, is a young adult mystery written in verse that will be coming out in 2023. Her short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, and Arts & Letters, and has been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Agency Literary Award. She was born under sunny Australian skies, but now lives in Illinois, which has its own charms.