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Amy Kaufman Burk

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Amy Kaufman Burk grew up in the Hollywood Hills. Her father was a screenwriter, who later published both fiction and non-fiction books. Her mother was a social anthropologist, a psychotherapist, a painter, and an author and illustrator of a children’s book. Amy attended Hollywood High School, and then Yale University, where she graduated cum laude, with distinction in the major of psychology. She received her masters degree in Health and Medical Sciences from University of California, Berkeley, and her Doctorate of Mental Health (D.M.H.) from University of California, San Francisco. She had a private practice in psychotherapy in Northern California for over twenty years, before moving to North Carolina. She is married, and has three childre ...more

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Novel Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of my first novel. On July 2, 2013, I published Hollywood High: Achieve The Honorable (named after my high school and its motto).

Hollywood High, my local public school, was an extraordinary education. With over forty languages spoken among the students, with so many racial heritages forming our community, with a huge spectrum of economic diversity — the usual definitio... Read more of this blog post »
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“Substitute the word gay for straight and she's the exact same pain in the neck kid sister she was before she told us.”
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“…don't ever apologize for being who you are. Be gay and be proud.”
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“I grew up in the entertainment industry. I've always been told I was all wrong. No glitz. No glamour.”
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Which book should the YA LGBT Books group read as our January 2013 Book of the month?

 
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The Culling The Culling (The Torch Keeper, #1) by Steven dos Santos by Steven dos Santos (16+ for violence)
 
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Glitter Glitter by Ayla Starr by Ayla Starr (very short - just 2,000 words)
 
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“I grew up in the entertainment industry. I've always been told I was all wrong. No glitz. No glamour.”
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