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Amy J. Cattapan

Born: , in
Pen Name: AJ Cattapan

Connection to Illinois: Cattapan lives in Chicago.

Biography: 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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction


Selected Titles

7 riddles to nowhere /
ISBN: 0997173254 OCLC: 957773662

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

Angelhood /
ISBN: 0990304264 OCLC: 907645110

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.