She's a favorite children's author... and adult books, too. Check out her Amazon site, I bet you know a ton of her stuff.
She wrote an essay in the New York Times, in Modern Love (how I love Modern Love), about loving her husband and wanting him to find love after her death (but how much it truly sucks not to have more time with him). There's not an ounce of self pity in it. Please take time to read You May Want to Marry My Husband. Have kleenex close by. It will be one of the essay you'll every read, I promise.
BUT the most important thing about this post, my post, is that Chronicle Books is asking us to step into the LOVE Amy has put in the world (and is putting in the world -- how does she do this?). They posted a note about her work, life and generosity and are asking us to print an awesome card they designed and get it OUT THERE in the world! The directions are simple (link is below, too).
I'm going to do this every day next week, in gratitude for Amy's writerly life, and to spread joy and make sure that Amy's MORE lives on and on. Will you join me?