Amy Kathleen Ryan earned an M.A. in English literature and graduated from the New School Creative Writing for Children Program. She now lives with her family in Colorado.
"Zen’s frank narration—full of longing and hard-won insight—draws readers in and won’t let go."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Vivid emotions and unexpected events keep the reader engaged as the characters grow and find a way back to themselves."--Booklist