Amy Spalding grew up in St. Louis, but now lives in the better weather of Los Angeles. She received a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Webster University, an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School, and currently manages digital media planning for an advertising agency specializing in indie film. Amy studied longform improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and can be seen performing around L.A. Amy is also the author of Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys), The Reece Malcolm List, and Ink Is Thicker than Water.
Praise for The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions):
"The sparks that fly between Jules and Alex, the ex-boy band star and newest addition to the senior class, are hot enough to make them a couple worth rooting for..."—Kirkus Reviews
"Characters and plot are painted in broad, bright strokes; Spalding has a quick, easy sense of humor..."—Publishers Weekly
"Spalding excels at creating flawed characters whose own issues and mistakes propel the plot forward...this book will appeal to those who want a gentle high school drama with a touch of romance."—School Library Journal
"One of the funniest YA novels I've read...You'll love every minute of it."—BookRiot
"This is easily one of the funniest YA novels you'll read all year - maybe ever."—Paste
"Jules' hilarious dilemmas will appeal to every girl who's ever been thrown off her game by a crush (so, every girl). Amy Spalding writes endearing characters who stumble and soar in the most entertaining ways."—Melissa Walker, author of Unbreak My Heart