Jay Amberg

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General Information

Name: Jay Amberg

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: www.jayamberg.com

Email: N/A

Contact Information:

Illinois Connection

Amberg lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jay Amberg is the author of eleven books. He received a BA from Georgetown University and a PhD from Northwestern University. He has taught high school and college students since 1972.

His latest book, Bone Box, is now available from Amika Press. Amberg has also published Cycle, America’s Fool, Whale Song, and compiled 52 Poems for Men.

Prior to Amika Press, Amberg published thriller novels Doubloon (Forge), Blackbird Singing (Forge) and Deep Gold (Warner Books).

Among his books on teaching are School Smarts and The Study Skills Handbook, published by Good Year. Amberg wrote The Creative Writing Handbook (Good Year) with Mark Henry Larson and Verbal Review and Workbook for the SAT (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) with Robert S Boone.

Published Works

  • Verbal Review and Workbook for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, Harcourt, 1982
  • Deep Gold, Warner Books, 1991
  • The Creative Writing Handbook, Good Year Books, 1992
  • The Study Skills Handbook, Good Year Books, 1993
  • The Learning Skills Handbook: Eagerness to Learn and Knowledge of How to Learn are Far More Important than Ability, Good Year Books, 1993
  • School Smarts: Two Thousand Things Students Need to Know, Good Year Books, 1996
  • Blackbird Singing, Forge Books, 1998
  • Fifty Two Poems for Men, Amika Press, 2001
  • Doubloon, Forge Book, 2003
  • Whale Song, Amika Press, 2011
  • America's Fool: Las Vegas & The End of the World, Amika Press, 2011. 2nd Ed. Edition
  • Cycle, Amika Press, 2012
  • Bone Box, Amika Press, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Verbal Review and Workbook for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (Test Preparation Series)

ISBN: 0156000881
Release Date: 1982-05

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Deep Gold

ISBN: 0446360570
Release Date: 1991-09

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Creative Writing Handbook

ISBN: 067336013X
Release Date: 1996-11-12

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Study Skills Handbook (Studying Skills)

ISBN: 1596472308
Release Date: 1993-01-01

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Study Skills Handbook

ISBN: 0673360989
Release Date: 1997-01-23

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School Smarts

ISBN: 0673361365
Release Date: 1996-12-03

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Blackbird Singing

ISBN: 0312865546
Release Date: 1998-08-15

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Bone Box

ISBN: 1937484270
Release Date: 2015-03-14

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Jay Amberg on WorldCat


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