Author Archives: amitha

Boston Area Children’s Author Events

What’s going on with my events calendar? I’m so glad you asked. For the past few years, I’ve been using facebook exclusively because it is easier to add events from bookstores that way. However, a few people let me know … Continue reading

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A letter to my loves & a reminder to myself

There is a joy in being alive. I want you to know this. It is up to us as people to keep that joy alive. Climate change is scary. Somehow while inventing new technologies to help our lives, we have … Continue reading

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the limits of memory; the limits of imagination

I often wonder why we don’t have a group memory Why we can’t remember what happened to our ancestors how they lived, loved, and died what they did with their time What we have is writing, art, and language, shared … Continue reading

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How to be invisible

We’re celebrating Women’s History month with 31 days of posts focused on improving the climate for social and gender equality in the children’s and teens’ literature community. Join in the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kidlitwomen or Twitter #kidlitwomen My #kidlitwomen post was intended … Continue reading

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Brown eyes and book covers

A few months ago, a story popped into my head whole. Somehow, a picture book idea I’d been mulling over called Rock Swap (inspired by one of my daughters who loves collecting rocks) morphed into a short story about a girl … Continue reading

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Harvard FAS Diversity Dialogue Summer Panel

Hi everyone! Summer vacation is over, and I’m working on two projects right now: a picture book and a middle grade fantasy project. The kids were in camps for much of July, so I got a lot of work done … Continue reading

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a typical breakfast

Just a typical breakfast conversation: 4 yo (randomly): Are we being controlled by giants? Me: I don’t think so. Why? 4 yo: There is a big hand hovering over my head like this. (demonstrates with her hand over her head). … Continue reading

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Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt Save the Day (a fan comic by my kid)

My 4.5 year old is a huge fan of the Narwhal and Jelly series by Ben Clanton. She wanted us to make the 3rd volume of the series, so here it is! I present to you Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt Save the Day! … Continue reading

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Short Story: The Choosing Place

It was up to Manjoo to destroy Earth to save mankind. And she was going to have to do it alone. In a spaceship hovering near the planet she’d once called home, Manjoo had the most glorious view in the … Continue reading

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On princesses, superstars, and architects

My 7 year old is a riot. She has all kinds of elaborate dreams and schemes. By contrast, my 4 year old is more logical and reasonable, but she can’t resist my 7 year old’s infectious enthusiasm. Last week, the … Continue reading

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