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Amy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written six novels - the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest release, INFINITY...more


I have a BIG surprise. I have been waiting to share this. It is so awesome I might die. The talented Tamara Debbaut made an awesome BOOK TRAILER for Infinity + One. Her blog is called We Art Books - and oh, my does she ever! And the very coolest thing? My long-time friend, Heather Goedel Parker, is the one singing the song you are hearing. The song is very important to the book, and it just blo... Read more of this blog post »
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Making Faces
4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 12,671 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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A Different Blue
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Running Barefoot
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Infinity + One
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" Again, I'm a complete loss when it comes to Amy's books. Her characters bring me nothing but joy and make me fall in love with them...That Finn, he has done me in.. I'm not good at reviews but I had to say that this was a true love story that I wi... " Read more of this review »
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" I LOVED this book and I love Amy Harmon's writing. She is able to draw you into the characters from her first words. This story was so endearing. And my favorite part is that she gives you a bit of faith to take with you when the story is done. On... " Read more of this review »
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That's why writers write—to say things loudly with ink. To give feet to thoughts; to make quiet, still feelings loudly heard.Tarryn Fisher
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I cannot describe
Or explain the speed of light
Or what makes thunder roll across the sky
And I could never theorize about the universe’s size
Or explain why some men live and some men die

I can’t even guess
I would never profess
To know why you are here with me
And I cannot comprehend
How numbers have no end
The things you understand, I can’t conceive

Infinity + One
Is still infinity.
And no matter how I try
I’m bound by gravity.
But the things I thought I knew
Changed the minute I met you.
It seems I’m weightless
And I’m endless after all.

Weightless and endless.
Timeless and restless.
So light that I’ll never fall.
Weightless and endless.
Hopelessly breathless.
I guess I knew nothing at all.
Amy Harmon
More of Amy's books…
“If God made all our faces, did he laugh when he made me?

Does he make the legs that cannot walk and eyes that cannot see?

Does he curl the hair upon my head 'til it rebels in wild defiance?

Does he close the ears of a deaf man to make him more reliant?

Is the way I look a coincidence or just a twist of fate?

If he made me this way, is it okay, to blame him for the things I hate?

For the flaws that seem to worsen every time I see a mirror,For the ugliness I see in me, for the loathing and the fear.

Does he sculpt us for his pleasure, for a reason I can't see?

If God makes all our faces, did he laugh when he made me?”
Amy Harmon, Making Faces

“True beauty, the kind that doesn't fade or wash off, takes time. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that creates the stalactite, the shaking of the Earth that creates mountains, the constant pounding of the waves that breaks up the rocks and smooths the rough edges. And from the violence, the furor, the raging of the winds, the roaring of the waters, something better emerges, something that would have otherwise never existed.
And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can't see. We believe there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent, our bodies can't contain it.”
Amy Harmon, Making Faces

“Everybody is a main character to someone”
Amy Harmon, Making Faces

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“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
Maxim Gorky, The Lower Depths and Other Plays

“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
J.K. Rowling

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Lady Alexandrine Hi Amy, thank you for connecting :) I am reading your book "Making Faces" :) It is very beautifully written and emotional to the extreme! I have never read such an emotional book before! Makes it difficult to read it without tissues ;) Looking forward to reading more of your books :) Greetings from Poland x


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G.K. Moore Hi Amy, thanks for accepting the friendvite! I loved Infinity+One, one of my favorite books this year!!


Jennifer Johnson Hi Amy! Any new books you are working on? I LOVED A Different Blue, Running Barefoot and Making Faces. LOVED!!! I can't even tell you how many times I have recommended them to my friends and they LOVED them all as well. I keep watching your page for any new books to appear. :)
Take care!
- Jen


Kelli C Making Faces just blew me away! Amazing work...im pimping it out to anyone I know...people are getting sick of me talking about it! Thank for a profound read and a beautifully written story!


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Amy Harmon Lili wrote: "
Congrats on making the New York Times Best Sellers List!!! ♥"


Thank you so much! What a day it has been!


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Congrats on making the New York Times Best Sellers List!!! ♥


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