Amy Reed

Amy Reed

Amy Reed was born and raised in and around Seattle, where she attended a total of eight schools by the time she was eighteen. Constant moving taught her to be restless, and being an only child made her imagination do funny things. After a brief stint at Reed College (no relation), she moved to San Francisco and spent the next several years serving coffee and getting into trouble. She eventually graduated from film school, promptly decided she wanted nothing to do with filmmaking, returned to her original and impractical love of writing, and earned her MFA from New College of California. After thirteen years in the Bay Area, she now resides in Asheville, North Carolina. Amy is the award-winning author of BEAUTIFUL (2009), CLEAN (2011), CRAZY (2012), OVER YOU (2013), and DAMAGED (2014), all with Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. Her two-book series, INVINCIBLE (2015) and UNFORGIVABLE (2016) were published by Katherine Tegen/Harper Collins. She then returned to Simon Pulse for THE THE NOWHERE GIRLS (2017), the anthology OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES (2018), and THE BOY AND GIRL WHO BROKE THE WORLD (July 2019). TELL ME MY NAME, her feminist, gender-swapped Great Gatsby adaptation and psychological thriller (2021) is published by Dial/Penguin-Random House. Amy is a feminist, mother, and Virgo who enjoys running, making lists, and wandering around the mountains of western North Carolina where she lives. You can find her online at and on social media @amyreedfiction.
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