About Amber G

The author at seventeen

The author at seventeen

Hi there.  I’m Amber, I’m a wife and mother and a writer of Young Adult fiction.  I grew up all over the world but I went to high school in Denver, Colorado so it still holds a special place in my heart.   Now I live outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico with my husband Mike and our two kids, a boy and a girl.

My books are about girls who have a story to tell.  Not always, but often, those stories are about boys.  I love strong, intense heroes and I love powerful, spunky heroines capable of putting them in their place.

I was not super popular as a teenager but I wasn’t unpopular either.  I was kind of anti-social.  I wore a lot of black, I didn’t go to school assemblies and I cut a lot of class.  No vampires ever fell in love with me.  I had a crush on the same guy all four years of high school but he never liked me back.  Talk about pointless and unrequited.  He wasn’t even that cool.  He was valedictorian.  Now he has a PhD in something odd like environmental finances or some crap.

I was a theater girl, full of angst and so very you all would now call emo.   I drank a lot of coffee, stayed up too late all the time and wore too much black eyeliner.  I was an editor of my school paper and ran track until I got kicked off the team because my grades sucked.  But you can rest assured that I remember being a teenager more intensely than any other one part of my life.

My childhood and teenagerhood weren’t so great at home.  So I relied a lot on books.  I read a lot and I wrote a lot.  And I learned that even when I didn’t go to class, school was the center of my universe.  My friends were there and they became the tight knit, loving family that I didn’t have at home.  I learned that the family we’re born to isn’t always the most important one, but the family we make.

So settle in and I hope you’ll come to consider yourself a part of my family.

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