Amy Julia Becker is the author of Small Talk, A Good and Perfect Gift (named one of the Top Ten Religion Books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly), and Penelope Ayers. Becker is 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. Amy Julia lives with her husband and three children in western CT.