News & Press

January 24, 2018
Kirkus Review: “A suspenseful fantasy that delivers a richly layered, thought-provoking plot infused with messages about self-realization and the significance of imagination and creativity. The multilayered plot and vivid prose amply illustrate the tale’s key themes: the importance of human imagination, the arts, and invention as well as the value in finding and sharing one’s light.”

January 18, 2018
Midwest Book Review: “A deftly written and unfailingly entertaining novel for teen readers, “Emerson Page and Where The Light Enters” showcases author Christa Avampato’s impressive flair for originality and master of the storytelling arts. While unreservedly recommended for both school and community library YA Fiction collections.”

January 14, 2018
The Love of a Bibliophile: “Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters is a coming of age story that does more than just simply capture your attention…beautifully written & one of the greatest page turners you could ask for. Christa Avampato has recorded a tale that can’t be defined by one simple genre. Or one simple word in general. If I had to describe it, I would describe it as stardust though. It’s beautiful and clever. Old but new. Young and powerful.”

December 29, 2017
Live on-screen author interview on Cheddar

December 6, 2017
Review by TheNerdyGirlExpress

November 13, 2017
Lit to Lens podcast feature

November 8, 2017
Members Write Now Feature—Women’s National Book Association NYC Chapter

November 5, 2017
Review by Nancy Novick for West Side Rag.

October 29, 2017
Interview on Reading With Your Kids podcast.

October 13, 2017
Interview on Megyn Kelly TODAY chatting about my writing in personal finance and my professional experience in the psychology behind retail store design.

October 9, 2017
How Writing Frees Us to Free Others – part of the #ShatteringStigmas campaign on the book blog It Starts at Midnight

September 25, 2017
Personally speaking: Christa Avampato by Hudson Valley One

September 21, 2017

5star-shiny-hrReaders’ Favorite gives 5 Star reviews to Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters!

November 29, 2016
Listen to author Christa Avampato talk about the book and young adult literature on the Lit to Lens podcast.

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