Amy Guglielmo is co-author of the award-winning POCKET FULL OF COLORS: The Magical World of Mary Blair Disney Artist Extraordinaire (Atheneum 2017) and How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine (Atheneum 2018) with co-author Jacqueline Tourville. She is the co-creator of the Peek-A-Book Series: GOODNIGHT, STARRY NIGHT (Cartwheel 2019) and LOVE (Cartwhell 2020) with Julie Appel. Amy and Julie also wrote the Touch the Art children’s series (Sterling 2006, 2009, 2010). The board books use masterworks with tactile additions to illustrate original stories and provide a funny and interactive introduction to fine arts, artists, and the history behind the famous paintings. Titles include: Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair, Make Van Gogh’s Bed and Pop Warhol’s Top. Her other projects include, CEZANNE’S PARROT (Putnam 2020) a picture book biography about artist Paul Cézanne, known as the father of modern art, who taught his pet parrot to say, “Cézanne is a great painter,” and Just Being Dalí: The Story of Artist Salvador Dalí, a kid-friendly picture book biography celebrates the irrepressible individuality of Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, with Illustrations by Brett Helquist! Her next book is What the Artist Saw: Vincent van Gogh, in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, due in August 2021. In addition to being an author, Amy is an artist, art educator, and art activist. She has written for various publications, including Adirondack Life magazine. She currently teaches high school art in the Adirondacks, and she is the founder of the Via Verde School of Art in New York City. Amy is a frequent visitor to storytimes at indie and national bookstores and a workshop presenter and speaker at festivals, museums, book fairs and libraries in the U.S. and internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. She was a finalist for the 2014 Katherine Patterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. Amy is represented by Stephen Barbara at InkWell Management. She lives on the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain with her husband where she likes to do water sports just as long as she doesn’t get her hair wet.