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"Amy Spalding is the funniest YA contemporary writer out there."
-Book Riot's Hey YA Podcast
We Used to Be Friends
"Amy Spalding knows that best friendships are love stories, and this one is complex, earnest, and unflinching. A must-read for anyone who's ever had or lost a friend."
bestselling author of Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda
⭐"It’s rare to find a novel that treats friendship so perceptively and acknowledges its potential end so truthfully."
"Amy Spalding spins a story of friendship, family, love, and longing as perfect and bittersweet as the last days of summer."
Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Like Water
"We Used to Be Friends chronicles the end of a friendship with a bittersweet authenticity balanced by Amy Spalding's trademark humor. This book will break your heart like only a best friend can."
author of Somewhere Only We Know
"Honest, heartfelt, and fiercely charming. This is Amy Spalding at her absolute best."
bestselling author of The Beginning of Everything
Amy Spalding grew up in St. Louis, but now lives in the better weather of Los Angeles. She has a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Webster University, and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. Amy studied longform improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
By day, she manages the digital media team for an indie film advertising agency. By later day and night, Amy writes, performs, and pets as many cats as she can.
Photo by Robyn Von Swank
to Be Friends
The Summer of Jordi Perez
(and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)
Love and Music
(and Missing Ted Callahan)
(an eBook mini sequel)
A story told in alternating timelines about the most crushing breakup -- a best friend breakup. "Complex, earnest, and unflinching" (Becky Albertalli)
Praised as "the summer's hottest queer romance" (EW) and a best book of 2018 (NPR and more), a romcom bursting with first love, friendship, fashion, and humor
Riley's rock 'n roll dreams are finally coming true...but will Ted even be there to see it happen? Set one summer day after the events of Kissing Ted Callahan
The New Guy
(and Other Senior Year Distractions)
Who wouldn't be thrilled to have a former boyband member show up their senior year of high school? Jules McAllister-Morgan, that's who. She's got stuff to accomplish!
Kissing Ted Callahan
(and Other Guys)
Sneak out, make out,
rock out! Riley and Reid make a pact to help each other find love, but nothing goes as expected in this hilarious tale of rock 'n roll, friendship, and, obviously, kissing
Ink Is Thicker than Water
Kellie's life has never felt so complicated, between family drama, a new role on the school newspaper staff, and an older boy. A story rife with sister feels, relationship messiness, and tattoos
The Reece Malcolm List
When Devan's dad dies, she's shipped off to L.A. to live with the mother she's never known--but it's also about musical theatre, cute boys, and learning to believe in yourself onstage and off