Short bio:

Amy is an award-winning author of stories full of hope set in America’s heartland. Her work is represented by the Wordserve Literary Group agency. She lives in central Indiana with her husband and three sons.

Long bio:

A long-time believer in the power of story to change lives, Amy’s diverse writing career includes over two decades of freelance writing including medical journal publications and a popular op-ed newspaper column.

Praised by reviewers for the way they both poetically and accurately portray real life hardship and hope, Amy’s novels are inspired by social issues which break her heart and the Bible stories which reflect God’s response to those issues. Her first novel, How Sweet the Sound, was written as a response to the personal questions she had for God about how He redeems the pain of sexual abuse. The driving mission behind all her writing is to bring words of hope to a hurting world.

Amy’s novels have been short-listed for various fiction awards, and How Sweet the Sound won the 2011 Women of Faith Writing Contest before it was acquired by publishers. Since then, she has published three more, stand-alone novels, Then Sings My Soul, Lead Me Home, and Before I Saw You. Her most recent book is a non-fiction devotional, 40 Days of Hope for Healthcare Heroes.

When she’s not writing, Amy is an RN and loves doting on her husband, three young adult sons, and their three retrievers at their home in central Indiana. If there’s leftover time after that, she enjoys DIY projects, long hikes with her husband and dogs, gardening, and illustrated Bible journaling.

Works include:

Fiction awards include:

  • semi-finaling two years in a row (2011 and 2012) for the ACFW Genesis awards
  • winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest
  • shortlisted for the debut novel division of the 2015 Inspy Awards

Her work is represented by WordServe Literary.