Amanda Eyre Ward is the critically acclaimed author of six books, including The Same Sky, a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith. Amanda spent a year visiting shelters in Texas and California, meeting immigrant children and hearing their stories. The Same Sky is a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border.
The Jetsetters is a delicious and intelligent novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves, the pleasures and perils of family, and how we navigate the seas of adulthood. The Jetsetters was selected by Reese Witherspoon for her “Hello Sunshine” book club in March 2020. Her most recent novel, The Lifeguards, explores the bonds between three picture-perfect—but viciously protective—mothers and their close-knit sons are tested during one unforgettable summer.
Amanda has also co-written a work of nonfiction, titled The Sober Lush (June 2020), with Jardine Libaire. The Sober Lush provides a road map for living a lush and sensual life without booze. Her latest novel, The Lifeguards, comes out April, 2022.
Amanda’s work has garnered many accolades, including the Violet Crown Book Award (Sleep Toward Heaven), a Target Bookmarked Pick (How to Be Lost and The Same Sky), and a Kirkus Best Book Pick (Close Your Eyes). After spending time in Maine, Cape Cod and New Orleans, Amanda and her family settled in Texas, where she currently lives.