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Amy Fellner DominyAmy Fellner Dominy<div class="ExternalClass9BCAA4BBEFE24317A549FD16A4257811"><h2>​<a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/3535499" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Cookiesaurus Rex</span></span> </a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">by Amy </span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Fellner</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> </span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Dominy</span></span> <br><br></h2><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Amy grew up loving to read and figured out at an early age that books were magical and necessary. She started submitting her own stories to be published when she was thirteen. Amy is now the award-winning author of nine books spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books, including </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>Cookiesaurus Rex</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">, a Grand Canyon Reader Award winner in 2020 (co-written by Nate Evans). Amy is also an MFA playwright and loves to visit schools and inspire kids to tell their own stories. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and a dog who is training them.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What prompted you to write this book?</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span> </h3><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">We wanted to write a story that was lighthearted and fun. Our bossy dinosaur appeared one day making demands (as he does), and the story developed from there.</span> <br></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What attracted you to this genre: romance, mystery, non-fiction, etc.?</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span> </h3><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">I like writing for all ages of kids, but it's especially wonderful to connect with the youngest readers--to see that spark, hear their laughter, and hope you're a part of creating a positive relationship with books. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What book are you currently reading?</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span> </h3><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">I'm going back to read picture books I missed growing up. I just read Leo Lionni's </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>Frederick</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">. What a perfect story for our times. The mice go through a long, dark winter and it's poetry and words that help them get through.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">If you weren't a writer, what would you do?</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span> </h3><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">If I wasn't a writer, I'd love to work at a bookstore. I'd have a great excuse to do tons of reading and I'd get to share my day with other book lovers.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Do you use your local library?  If so, which library is it and what do you do there?</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span> </h3><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Ironwood is my local library and I used to go there for books quite a lot before COVID. Now, I love the Libby app and I get books from the library system on my eReader. What a great resource--I'd recommend it to everyone. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div></div>

 

 

 

 

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