Western Maryland Regional Library's Newsletter -- July/August 2019
The Maryland Author Award winner for 2019 is Mary Amato. Mary Amato is an award-winning children's and young adult author, poet, playwright and songwriter. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, produced onstage, and have won the children's choice awards in several states. She teaches popular workshops on writing and the creative process around the country. Among her most recent titles are: News from Me, Lucy McGee; Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery; Our Teacher is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories; The Chicken of the Family; Please Write in This Book; and the Riot Brothers series. Mary Amato gives voice to the funny, sad, messy, and wondrous stories of life, especially the stories of children and young adults. Her mission is for each book to have humor, heart and grit.
We'd like to give a shout out to our Western Maryland Library partners who are celebrating an Anniversary in July and August. Way to go! It is a pleasure to be able to honor your years of service with the Libraries of Western Maryland.