Photo by Cori McCarthy

Third Person Bio for Super Official Uses:


Amy Rose Capetta [she/her] is an author of YA fantasy, sci-fi, and mystery. Her first novel, Entangled, was a BEA Buzz Book. Her latest, Echo After Echo, is a queer love story wrapped in a murder mystery and set on Broadway. It received two starred reviews and is a Junior Library Guild selection. Upcoming: The Brilliant Death (Viking 2018), The Lost Coast (Candlewick 2019), Once & Future (co-written with Cori McCarthy, from Little, Brown’s Jimmy Imprint in 2019). She holds a BA in Theater Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. Amy Rose is the co-founder of the Rainbow Writers Workshop, the first-ever LGBTQIAP workshop for YA and middle grade. She lives in Vermont with her partner and their young son.


Fun Facts and Strange Truths:


1. Yes, I have a double name! It’s Amy-Rose Capetta. (As opposed to Amy Rose-Capetta.) If you call me Amy, no terrible vortex of darkness will open up and swallow you. But if you call me Amy Rose, I will smile at you like you invented the moon.


2. I grew up in New England, spent my late teens and early twenties in Northern California, and since then I’ve lived in New York, Austin, Chicago, and Michigan. I love coastlines and small towns and big trees and epic sky.


Amy Rose & Cori

3. Now I’m living in Vermont with my love, the brilliant author and teacher Cori McCarthy. We write together every day.


4. I’ve spent a lot of my life in theaters, mostly acting. Loves: Shakespeare, green rooms, theater people, that doubly-alive feeling you get right before you go onstage. Non-loves: “traditional” casting, random back rubs.


5. I once did a monologue on rollerblades in front of Kurt Vonnegut.


6. I’m queer! But you’ve probably figured that out by now 🙂 Specifically: bi demigirl. She/her pronouns are okay. If you’re a LGBTQIAP+ person, I’m really really glad you’re here. If we get to meet, I’m happy to talk about being queer, writing stories about it, loving Sailor Moon too much as a kid and not understanding why, and having the world’s most adorable nonbinary love interest. (See #3)


7. I used to be a professional baker. I am always up for a long conversation about frosting.


8. I co-founded Rainbow Boxes and the Rainbow Writers Workshop. What are those, you ask? Clink on links for more!


9. I studied the art and magic of writing books at VCFA.


10. Things I love that I want everyone to know about: the TV show Wynonna Earp, Sarah McCarry’s gorgeous mythpunk YA novels, Lily Anderson’s witty & adorable YA novels, short stories by Kelly Link, arancini (it’s Italian street food, just trust me), and the delight of writing in enormous, unlined notebooks.