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September 16, 2014

Oh hi there! It is me, Amy Spalding, and I come with news!



If you can’t easily read the above, here’s the official announcement from Publishers Weekly:


Pam Gruber at Little, Brown’s Poppy imprint has acquired a new YA novel by Amy Spalding, author of Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys). In Jules, the New Guy, and Other Senior Year Distractions, a neurotic overachiever’s plans for her perfect senior year are derailed by a relationship – and then a rivalry – with a cute boy at school. It’s set...

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August 24, 2014

I know all of you were on the edge of your seats hoping I’d return to blogging. The good news is that day has arrived. That day is now. You are reading the blog, so you know this. Do you feel the excitement? I hope that you do.


There’s exciting news in the world ofKissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys). Firstly…there is a cover!



I had nothing to do with this cover, so I can just flat-out say that I love it and think it’s amazing. It’s nothing at all like what I pictured it might be, and yet it’s...

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January 15, 2014

Los Angeles! Come see me on Saturday, January 18, at 5pm at Skylight Books!




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I will read! I will answer questions! (Doesn’t everybody love a good Q&A?) There will be hot cocoa flavored cupcakes in honor of Kellie’s love of hot cocoa!


And, last but not least, everyone will get (temporarily) inked!!



See you there!!


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Published on January 15, 2014 10:50 • 108 views

December 9, 2013

Hi, internet!


You look lovely today. Your hair is thick and lustrous, and your pants are flattering. Great work!


I’m here to talk to you about something that has been troubling me. Lots. And I think to a huge huge HUGE extent I am preaching to the choir, but I hope I can reach some other people.


Because I am upset.


And I am not upset on my own behalf.


I am upset on the behalf of…agents.


Yes, agents! Those supposedly sleazy slimy sharks out to make a buck. Those weasels with dollar signs in their so...

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December 3, 2013

I’m thrilled that Ink Is Thicker than Water is finally available online and in stores! Please strongly consider purchasing a copy. Why not? It’s the price of two lattes! The ebook is the cost of, like, a really expensive LAMILL-style coffee.


Here are some of the places I’ve been online:



YA Bookmark had me on their blog where I featured style sets of many of my characters’ fashion. Here’s a little sneak peek at Kellie’s style:



The lovely Susan Adrian interviewed me on her blog!



Thanks to Stephanie...

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Published on December 03, 2013 10:05 • 42 views

November 15, 2013

Over at Stacked, I wrote a guest post about family in YA:



Thanks to Wonderly for interviewing me!



I meant to post this awhile back, but also a big thank you to Clear Eyes, Full Shelves, for having me on their podcast!



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Published on November 15, 2013 11:59 • 51 views

November 7, 2013

Here are the first two events for Ink Is Thicker than Water:


December 5

7:00pm | Left Bank Books

Ink Is Thicker than Water Launch Party, Reading, Q&A, & Signing!

399 N. Euclid Ave.

Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Click here for more info




January 18

5:00pm | Skylight Books

Ink Is Thicker than Water Reading, Q&A, & Signing

1818 N. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, California 90027


I hope to see you at one or both!


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Published on November 07, 2013 10:38 • 39 views

November 5, 2013

I’ve been so busy, guys! But look how happy I look with a mic in hand.



I am thrilled and honored and lots of other adjectives that The Reece Malcolm List was nominated for the BFYAs as well as The Cybils.


I did an interview with The Book Bandit aboutReece and one with The Bookshelf Sophisticate aboutInk Is Thicker than Water.


And…speaking ofInk…it’s out in less than a month!



So…what better way to celebrate than a giveaway? A giveaway to win this stuff:



You can win a signed copy ofInk, a VERY RARE...

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Published on November 05, 2013 11:44 • 37 views

September 12, 2013

I am super psyched to announce that Ink Is Thicker than Water got a blurb from a hilarious and talented author:


“A hilarious yet moving story about growing up and growing apart. You’ll finish reading this book with the characters tattooed on your heart.”

–Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality


I am honored!


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September 5, 2013

Los Angeles, don’t miss this!



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Published on September 05, 2013 12:57 • 38 views