Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including Girl Waits with Gun and the rest of the Kopp Sisters series, which are based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters. The books are in development with Amazon Studios for a television series, and have sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Amy has won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society’s Book Award, and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award. In 2012, she was invited to be the first Tin House Writer-in-Residence, a partnership with Portland State University, where she corrupted young minds in the MFA program.
Amy travels the country as a highly sought-after public speaker whose spirited lectures have inspired and entertained audiences at college campuses such as Cornell and Harvard, corporate offices like Google (where she served tequila and nearly broke the Internet), conferences and book festivals, Community Reads Programs and libraries nationwide.
She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon.
Talks and Topics
Community Reads programming, Girl Waits with Gun
Visiting Author Series events
Fiction Workshops and Author Event Programs
The Astonishing True Story of the Kopp Sisters
Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. A book club favorite!
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Previous & Upcoming Events:
Sept 17, 2018: Ridgewood Library - Ridgewood, NJ
Sept 27, 2018: Spokane Is Reading - Spokane, WA
Oct 20, 2018: Murder by the Book - Houston, TX
Nov 7, 2018: Wellesley College Club - Wellesley, MA
Mar 28, 2019: Tin House Writers In Residence - Portland, OR
In the News:
“The Story of a Trailblazing Woman in Law Enforcement” - Morning Blend Milwaukee (Aug 2018)
“Amazon Developing Girl Waits With Gun Drama Series” - Deadline (Apr 2018)
“Girl Waits With Gun Tells Tale of the Charlie’s Angels of a Bygone Era” - New York Times (Sept 2015)
“Finding Fiction in Facts” - Publishers Weekly (Aug 2015)