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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: AJ Cattapan

Genre: Fiction

Born: , in

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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.

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-- *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