Amy Shearn
Amy Shearn is the author of the novels The Mermaid of Brooklyn and How Far Is The Ocean from Here. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Poets & Writers, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, L Magazine, The Millions, Five Chapters, Opium,,, and elsewhere. Her most recent project was the publication of "The Little Bastard," a novella written by her late grandmother, for which Amy wrote the introduction. She also curates a monthly reading series called Lit at Lark. Amy lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children and one elderly dog. Visit her at