Amy Julia Becker is working on a book tentatively titled White Picket Fences: Confessions of Privilege (NavPress, 2018). She is also the author of Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most (Zondervan, 2014), A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations and a Little Girl Named Penny(Bethany House), named one of the Top Books of 2011 by Publisher’s Weekly, and Penelope Ayers: A Memoir. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, her essays about faith, family, and disability have appeared on the Motherlode blog of The New York Times, USA Today, ABCNews.com, Theatlantic.com, The Washington Post Online, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and The Huffington Post. She is a big fan of frozen yogurt, hiking in the nearby woods, and asking her children to be introspective about their lives with questions like “How have you grown in your mind, body, or spirit today?” (to the response of many rolled eyes). Amy Julia lives with her husband Peter and three children, Penny, William, and Marilee in western CT.