Last summer, teacher, mentor, and writer Greg Pattridge reviewed a newly released adventure story by the then 12-year-old Amy Zhao on his middle grade book based blog Always In The Middle

In Greg’s words: “When I do dip into fantasy and magical realism, I hope for a unique plot with engaging characters, wildly imagined worlds, and a few crazy

creatures thrown in to spice things up. I got all three with THE LEGENDS OF PINENA-INVASION OF THE ALIENS.”

Intrigued further by Greg’s complete review and the fact that this was Amy’s latest book (yes…you read that right. Between the ages of 8 and 12 she had authored 4 adventure novels. Not to mention, also illustrating their covers) I immediately purchased the book. Honestly, it was more out of curiosity than anything else. 

Well, THE LEGENDS OF PINENA-INVASION OF THE ALIENS did not disappoint, nor did Amy’s effervescent personality and enthusiasm for sharing her path to publishing with us in this interview led by Pamela Livingston of Goosebottom Books:

Oh, one more thing: besides a bonus chapter filled with writing advice encouraging all kids to read and write, Amy has donated most of her book proceeds to local charities and non-profit organizations.

I think it’s safe to say, Amy Zhao is an inspiration for us all. Don’t you agree?

Her books are available at Amy Zhao Publishing, Bookshop, Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Any thoughts to share with Amy?
🙂 You know the drill 🙂

❤ And thank you for stopping by today ❤

Amy Zhao Interview 2020 edited by Nick K. Weidner

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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9 Responses to A MIDSUMMER DAY’S INTERVIEW – with Amy Zhao

  1. Very impressive. Thanks for posting this.


  2. Lyn says:

    I think that young lady has a good future ahead of her as an author. 😀


  3. How inspiring 🙂
    Thank you for posting, Dona.


  4. Klausbernd says:

    Thanks for writing about this young author.
    All te best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


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