Amy Dong is a twenty-two year old author whose writing career took off in 2014 when a personal essay she wrote received national acclaim from The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. After a second award in 2016, a trip to Carnegie Hall, and a publication in Scholastic's Best Teen Writing of 2016, she went on to work as a magazine editor, curriculum designer, and freelance writer during her studies at New York University.
Of her four years at NYU, Amy spent only two of them in New York. She spent the rest of the time studying abroad in Prague and Singapore, taking a gap semester to recover from a near-death experience, and traveling across 5 continents and 25 countries before the global COVID-19 pandemic brought her home to Houston again. To reflect on the unexpected realities of growing up, and to make sense of their most raw and intimate moments, Amy kept writing through it all.
Following graduation, Amy served as a Fulbright Scholar teaching English in Taiwan. Upon completion of her grant, she will return to New York to pursue her interests in education and prepare for graduate school.
Amy currently resides in her hometown Houston, Texas.
She spends her days reading, writing, and teaching her students at Beian Junior High School remotely.
1. Amy's favorite animals are ducks.
2. Amy (quacks) up at good puns.
3. Amy thinks she's (duck)ing hilarious. Please humor her occasionally.