Sunday, March 29, 2009

PM Moon Publishers, LLC Signs Amy Allgeyer Cook

Amy Allgeyer Cook's entry "The Iron Bodkin" took Grand Prize in the PM Moon Publishers, LLC First Annual New Authors' Writing Contest.

According to Mara C. Forsythe, Managing Editor, they are currently working on a title change. "We are moving forward with Amy's book, including a look at a number of different titles".

Ms. Forsythe refused to offer any hints as to what the new title will be.

"Amy will announce it on her new blog at the same time that we send out the information," said Mara.

Although this is Amy's first book, she has been published in Family Fun, Stories for Children, and A Fly in Amber. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and holds a diploma from the Institute for Children's Literature.

A graduated from NC State University with a degree in Architecture her first job was designing churches. She is also an alumnus of the Highlights Foundation Workshop for Children's Writers at Chautauqua.

These days, Amy spends her time renovating historic homes and working on her next novel. She's written five books, including the sequel to The Iron Bodkin. She lives in a hundred-year old home in Boise, Idaho with her husband and son, one cat and the oldest living Betta fish on the planet.

She loves to play soccer, volleyball and tennis. Whenever possible, she travels the world. The most exotic place she's been is Morocco, where they serve boiled sheeps-brains in open-air marketplaces.

Someday, she hopes to own a little stone house in Europe …she doesn't even care which country. She loves reading fiction and her favorite author is Susan Cooper. Amy also enjoys eating brussel sprouts, cheese and Indian food but doesn't care much for chocolate...or sheeps-brains.