Amy Dixon

Title: Writer and Author
Education: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, B.A. in Political Science

Amy Dixon is the author of the picture books "Marathon Mouse," "Sophie’s Animal Parade," and "Maurice the Unbeastly." She writes from her home in Clovis, California, where she lives on a steady diet of popcorn and coffee. "Annie B., Made for TV" is her debut middle grade novel.

Amy attended California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science.

Growing up as one of seven siblings, the only peace and quiet Amy ever got was inside a book. Once she had her own kids, Amy rediscovered her love for picture books at the public library. It was the one place she knew all four of her kids would be happy...and quiet. Amy writes from her home, where she lives with her four little inspirations and marathon-running husband, Rob.

Encouraged by her husband, Amy too has become a runner. She admits to not loving the actual running part. It’s hard. But Amy has grown to love the feeling you get when you’ve pushed yourself just a little bit further than you thought you could go. And that feeling in your muscles, that good kind of ache, that is relieved when you finally collapse into bed at night.

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