Amy Herrick is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Every morning, she and her dog take a long walk in Prospect Park looking for adventure. They’ve seen and heard many wondrous things there, some of which have served as inspiration for this story. The Time Fetch is her first book for young readers. Learn more at AmyHerrick.com.
Amy was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about how the The Time Fetch came into existence, her love of folklore, and what she’s working on next!
[Thanks to Algonquin Young Readers, we have three copies of The Time Fetch up for grabs — check the bottom of this post for details about the give away!]
ANDREA JOHNSON: Your brand new book is The Time Fetch. Can you tell us what the story is about?
AMY HERRICK: The Time Fetch is a modern-day winter solstice fairy tale. It also has some elements of mythology and science fiction which crashed the party without an invitation.