Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amy J. Cattapan  

Pen Name: AJ Cattapan

Genre: Fiction

Born: , in

Illinois Connection

Cattapan lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amy J. Cattapan is an author, speaker, and middle school English teacher who is as passionate about books as she is for kids she teaches. She began her career as a high school teacher but moved to the middle school level.

She's had several short stories and articles published in children’s magazines as well as being published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Great Kids.


-- Gold Medal for Young Adult Fiction-Religion/Spirituality from the Moonbeam Children’s Books Awards and an Honorable Mention for Young Adult Fiction–Social Issues from the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards., Angelhood

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.

Selected Titles At Your Library

7 riddles to nowhere /
ISBN: 0997173254. OCLC Number: 957773662

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"Can a seventh grade boy solve the riddles to inherit a fortune and save his school?"--Page 1 of cover.

Angelhood /
ISBN: 0990304264. OCLC Number: 907645110

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Nanette can earn her angel wings by being a guardian angel to high school freshman Vera and preventing Vera from making the same mistake Nanette did--taking her own life.