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Amy Butler Greenfield

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Amy Butler Greenfield was a grad student in history when she gave into temptation and became a writer. Since then, she has become an award-winning author.

Amy grew up in the Adirondack Mountains and later studied history at Williams College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Oxford. She now lives with her family in England, where she writes, bakes double-dark-chocolate cake, and plots mischief.

Behind the scenes

For ten months now, I’ve been mostly locked down at home. It’s a drag, but it’s the smart thing to do if you’re high risk like me. When I can, I walk in local fields. My excursions are rare, and usually involve clinics and hospitals.

The one glorious exception is my trip last August to a TV studio. I went there to film an interview for an American Experience documentary about Elizebeth Smith Fried

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Published on January 11, 2021 03:42
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“Maybe I couldn't stop other people from judging me, but I could stop looking to them for approval. Maybe most people would never be able to accept me for who I really was - not the broadside makers, not the Court gossips, not even Nat - but I didn't have to follow suit.
I could still decide to accept myself.”
Amy Butler Greenfield, Chantress Fury

“Fifteen feet away, the wide River Thames rolled past, dark and deep and mysterious is the sullen-not-quite sunrise.”
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“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
Martha Graham

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message 3: by Amy

Amy Greenfield Thank you, Steph! What a lovely message to find waiting for me! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the books, and I hope you have a wonderful summer, too.

Best wishes,

message 2: by Steph

Steph Dear Amy

Thank you for accepting my friends request!! I loved your book series Chantress. I found all 3 books at my Library just sitting there.. I knew they were there for me to find. I love the covers and the concept. When I see someone looking for a book I tell them they need to read these:) Thank you for an AMAZING read. I look forward to seeing what you have next.
Have an Amazing Summer with Family

message 1: by L

L Dear Amy,
Thank you so much for acepting my friend request here on Goodreads! I look forward to reading and discovering your work.
Kind Regards
Lucinda F

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