Amy McNamara is the author of the young adult novel Lovely, Dark, and Deep, to be published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers in 2012, and a manuscript of poems, the new head chronometrist. Her poems appear in a wide variety of literary journals and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds a BA in French and Comparative Literature and an MFA in Poetry from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Her days are spent reading, writing, or walking the city, camera in hand – and sometimes all three things at once. She is married to the artist Doug McNamara and they live in Brooklyn with their two children.