Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is an author and teacher living on Heart Rock Farm (The Poem Farm) in Holland, NY. Her first poetry book, FOREST HAS A SONG, was published by Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Spring 2013) and her second book, READING TIME, will be published by WordSong/Boyds Mills Press (date TBA). Amy is also co-author with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons of the grade 2 book POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES (Heinemann, 2013). In addition to poetry, Amy has written local NPR commentaries as well as a column for EDIBLE BUFFALO, and she works in many school districts teaching about writing. Amy blogs at The Poem Farm and Sharing Our Notebooks, both sites for anyone who is interested in poetry and notebook-keeping.