Amy Alessio

Amy Alessio

A nationally known young adult librarian, Amy co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 (ALA Editions, 2011) , with the first volume published in 2006. She has edited other professional titles, including Excellence in Library Services for Young Adults (YALSA, 2008). She authored the forthcoming Mind Bending Mysterious Services for Teens (2013). She has also published articles on books, author marketing and social media.

Amy reviews adult and teen titles for national publications, including Booklist and and has served on the YALSA board. She is a teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Illinois, where she has enjoyed the advice of young adults for over seventeen years.

For the past seven years, she has blogged about vintage cookbooks and crafts. Since 2009, she has presented those topics and more to over 200 live audiences locally and nationally.

Her Alana O’Neill short mysteries with recipes are bestsellers on Amazon and her first young adult mystery, Taking the High Ground, will be available in fall 2013 from an independent press.

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7 Responses to Amy

  1. Just wanted to let you know that my short story titled “Homeless” from my Mystery Montage collection is up for an Anthony Award at the 2011 Bouchercon conference. You can read “Homeless,” a flash fiction (670 words), by visiting my website @ and clicking on the Mystery Montage tab. If you enjoy the story, and are attending Bouchercon 2011, I would appreciate your vote. Thanks. Pat Morin

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  3. Courtney Banner says:

    Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed you and Katie at today’s talk in Forest Park on the candies. He’s usually pretty much quiet about stuff like this but he had wonderful things to say about you both..(Could it have been the sugar rush).
    Thanks again

  4. Amy Alessio says:

    Thanks so much, Courtney – Katie and I had a blast at Forest Park. That was a very fun crowd!

  5. Cece says:

    I have the 1963 Home and Gardens Junior cookbook and am missing pg 55/56 – which happens to contain part of recipe for best peanut butter cookies ever! I wonder if someone could scan those pages and email to me?

  6. Angela Hicks says:

    Hi Amy,

    I am with the Lake County Association for Home and Community Education. We
    are a non profit group dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and
    families through quality educational programs and experiences. We are having
    a Cultural Enrichment Event on Thursday, October 16, 10 am. The event is held
    at the University of Illinois Extension in Grayslake. Program would start at
    10:30 am. This the day that our members bring items that they have made to be
    judged by a panel of judges. We also offer a culturally enriching program for
    our members which should be about an hour long. Then lunch is served

    We are looking for a program that would go along with our theme of “Been
    Cookin’ 90 years” The topic we are interested in is heritage
    aprons. What do you charge for your programs?

    Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. Thank you for your help.

    Angela Hicks
    LCAHCE Cultural Enrichment Event Chair

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