Amy Wallen


Who am I?  I WRITE books.  I EDIT other people’s stories.  I TEACH students how to write their own novels. And I JUDGE.  I had the privilege of being a fiction judge for the 2010 PEN/USA Literary Awards and in 2012 I am the Fiction and New Fiction judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  I’m more than honored to be asked.

I am also the original creator of DimeStories, The 3-minute stories reading series that was the inspiration for NPR’s Three-Minute Fictions. 

WRITE.  My first novel, MoonPies & Movie Stars was a Los Angeles Times Bestseller.  


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Amy’ TO DO List:

  1. *Finish writing my second novel.

  2. *Planning my next Savory Salon.  Look who will be in my living room next:

  3. *Mulling the idea of writing a screenplay about MoonPies & Movie Stars.

  4. *Do a Snoopy dance about the new project pending that I’m not telling anyone about yet.