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Mary Amato

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I write fiction for young adults and children and enjoy connecting with my readers through Skype and school visits. I also write for adults--songs, plays, poems, and essays. I teach privately via Skype and in person.

The Chair

A new Firefly Shadow Theater production of Mary Amato’s story The Chair is available as a video to share.




The Chair is just one story in a new audiobook collection called Traveling Tales. Find out more about Traveling Tales. To purchase audio book: https://awesound.com/MaryAmato/audiob...

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Puppets and film by Andrea Caspari and Mary Amato (www.fireflyshadowtheater.com)

Story by Mary Amato (www

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“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it."

(Casual Chance, 1964)”
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