Amy Shearn - NYC Writer
Amy writes about babies, books and Brooklyn on her blog Household Words. She's also the author of the novel How Far is the Ocean From Here, and is currently working on a second book. More of her writing can be found at amyshearn.com.
More About Amy
What's your favorite spot to hang out with kids in NYC?
I love to go to Brooklyn’s Central Library and stock up on new books. My daughter loves sitting on the little chairs in the children’s section. Then we walk home through Prospect Park and stop at a playground. Perfect day.
What do you do when you are kid-free?
I don’t understand the question.
Where do you live?
Where do you wish you lived?
In Park Slope, but in a beautiful brownstone with a yard. And a maid. Just kidding about the maid. Sort of.
What's the best job you ever had?
My first job out of grad school was ghost-writing a humor book. I worked out of the author's brownstone in the West Village, where we sat around eating take-out and trying to think of funny things all day. It was excellent.
What's your best or worst parenting moment?
When Harper held her baby brother's hand and told him, "Baby Alton, we are going to be best friends."
What's your least favorite thing about raising kids in NYC?
Freaking out about public schools.