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Amber Byers is an award-winning author and head judge of the Tadpole Press 100-Word Writing Contest. As the founder and CEO of Tadpole Press, Amber delights in celebrating creativity and connecting with a worldwide community of writers.

A member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, her Indian name is Nijgan Bamsid Manidog (One Who Walks with Spirits).

Her book, Sophie and Spot, won a Gold Medal for Best First Book in the chapter book category from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Amber also published a short story, The Magic Door Origin Story, which is based off of parts of her childhood.

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Come "fiercely and joyfully live your dreams with courage, self-confidence, and an abundance mindset."

This is a blog about writing. About living. About daring to dream.


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Tadpole Press proudly supports social justice and incorporates environmentally responsible measures into our day-to-day operations.

We are delighted to be recognized as a Certified Green Business by the City of Lafayette for our commercial sustainability efforts.

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  • 100% of our electrical power comes from renewable wind sources.

  • All of our editing is done online and paperless.

  • We use recycled and secondhand shipping materials and completely eliminate plastic film and plastic bags when we mail products to customers.

  • We compost all biodegradable materials.

  • We adhere to the 7th generation philosophy.

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