Amy Cherrix is an author who wears a lot of hats. She works as a freelance children's book editor and is the children's book buyer at a fiercely independent bookstore.
Amy grew up in quirky Asheville, NC, less than an hour from a formerly top secret NASA tracking station--a fact that undoubtedly inspired a love of science, and fueled her fascination with hidden history from a tender age.
Amy is the author of two books in Houghton Mifflin’s award-winning Scientists in the Field series: Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife and Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code. She has published articles in newspapers and magazines, both in print and on the Web, about everything from celebrities for TV Guide to venomous pet snakes for her monthly pet column, Unleashed. She earned a master's degree in children's literature from Simmons University, where she has also taught graduate courses in young adult fiction. If she isn't writing or scouring the Internet for late-breaking science news, you can find her on Twitter: @acherrix.