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Amber Smith

Amber Smith grew up in Buffalo, NY and now lives in Charlotte, NC with her two dogs. After graduating from art school with a BFA in Painting, she earned her MA in Art History. When shes not writing, she is working as a curator and art consultant. She has also written on the topics of art history and modern and contemporary art.


Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance
New Books
November 2023

The Way I Am Now
(Way I Used to Be, book 2)
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