Amy LeTourneur, master of snark and plucker of heartstrings, writes young adult novels that make readers feel “all the feels” while tackling gritty, real-life issues with honesty and grace. Her written works include Reflection, a young adult novella, and Life is a Kaleidoscope, her debut young adult novel and the first book in The Kaleidoscope Series. 


What happens when you discover the enemy before you . . . is really just a reflection of you?

Melina Christopoulos is the devil in Dior.

At least that’s how sixteen-year-old AJ Hertz has always seen her. And he should know. He’s been best friends with Lina’s triplets, Theo and Lexi, since third grade. But Lina? She’s hated him from hello…and the feeling is pretty much mutual.

Reflection is the first novella in The Lost Summer Series, the companion prequels to The Kaleidoscope Series, which debuts in May!

(Fair warning :  Tissues required!) 

Life is a Kaleidoscope

Book 1 in The Kaleidoscope Series

What do you do when your world spins and you lose everything that made you you?

Life is a kaleidoscope, doodlebug.

Those words haunt seventeen-year-old AJ Hertz. They’re one of the last things he remembers about the summer before his senior year.

The summer before his whole world came crashing down.

Calling all writers!

Work in Progress

A Blog for Aspiring Authors of All Ages

Do you dream of writing a novel but think you’re not old enough or young enough or educated enough or whatever enough?

Pffft! Nonsense. 

Okay, so maybe you are a work in progress, but so is every other human walking on this earth. But that story burning in your heart? It was given to you for a reason. And everything that makes you who you are also makes you uniquely qualified to write your book.

So trust me, my friend, you can do it! 

And I’ll show you how. 

On my blog, Work in Progress, I post writing advice and encouragement for writers of all ages. We’ll cover everything from creating compelling characters and evoking emotion in your readers all the way down to the nitty-gritty details of writing a novel (y’know, little things like theme and plot). So click the button below to start learning along with me.

Then buckle up, buttercup, and let’s write! 

Catch Up on My Latest Posts . . .

A Step-by-Step Guide to Beta Reading: Part 2

Ah, beta reading…it’s a big topic. So over the last few weeks, we’ve covered beta reading in detail. First, we discussed all the FAQs about beta readers, and in Part 1 of this guide, we laid the foundation for your beta reading process. This week, in Part 2, we move on

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Beta Reading: Part 1

If you plan to self-publish your novel—or even if you hope to publish traditionally—beta reading is an essential step on your path to publication. But if you’ve never been through the beta reading process before, then it can seem overwhelming, so I’ve broken it down into a series of baby

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Beta Reader FAQs

Are you self-publishing your novel? Hoping to be traditionally published? Whichever route you’ve chosen, beta readers are an important part of your journey from hopeful writer to published author. But what exactly is a beta reader? Do you really need them? And where on God’s green earth do you find

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Sentence Structure 101

It’s a “Snooopy happy dance” kind of day. Why? Because today, we’re talking all about sentence structure—what it is, why it’s important, and how to build great sentences for your novel. I seriously love geeking out on stuff like this, but I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. So

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