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Tour: The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley

The Ballad of Ami Miles
Kristy Dallas Alley
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: December 1st 2020
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Young Adult

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A teen girl on a quest to find her long-lost mother finds herself on a journey of self-discovery in Kristy Dallas Alley’s moving YA debut, The Ballad of Ami Miles.

Raised in isolation at Heavenly Shepherd, her family’s trailer-dealership-turned-survival compound, Ami Miles knows that she was lucky to be born into a place of safety after the old world ended and the chaos began. But when her grandfather brings home a cold-eyed stranger, she realizes that her “destiny” as one of the few females capable of still bearing children isn’t something she’s ready to face.

With the help of one of her aunts, she flees the only life she’s ever known and sets off on a quest to find her long-lost mother (and hopefully a mate of her own choosing). But as she journeys, Ami discovers many new things about the world…and about herself.


About the Author

Kristy Dallas Alley is a high school librarian in Memphis, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, four kids, three cats, and an indeterminate number of fish. She studied creative writing at Rhodes College in another lifetime and holds a Master of Science in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis. In an ideal world, she would do nothing but sit on a beach and read every single day of her life, but in reality she’s pretty happy reading on her front porch, neglecting the gardens she enthusiastically plants each spring, and cooking huge meals regardless of the number of people around to eat them. The Ballad of Ami Miles is her debut novel.

The Tour

November 30th
The Books You Read >> Excerpt
The Avid Reader >> Interview
Adventures in Writing  >> Excerpt
Viviana MacKade >> Guest post

December 1st
_Fan_of_Books_ >> Review
Oh Hey! Books >> Guest post
Hey, Bitches! >> Review
breen.rb >> Review

December 2nd
Readin’ Under Street Lamps >> Review
Stuck in the Stacks >> Review
Paper Safari >> Review
Never Hollowed By The Stare  >> Excerpt

December 3rd
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Interview
Hurn Publications >> Excerpt
It Starts at Midnight >> Review
The Review Booth >> Review

December 4th
El rincón de Becks >> Review
The Youngvamp’s Haven >> Review
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author  >> Excerpt
Sweaters and Raindrops >> Excerpt
Kait Plus Books >> Interview