Amy is an award-winning author and columnist. She lives in central Indiana with her husband and three sons.
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 two more novels, Then Sings My Soul, and Lead Me Home.
In addition to being a writer, Amy is also grateful to be a practicing registered nurse at a busy suburban hospital. She loves doting on her husband, three young adult sons and their golden retrievers at their home in central Indiana. If there’s leftover time after that, she enjoys up-cycling, gardening, binge reading, exercising, and Bible journaling.
Fiction works include:
- Lead Me Home
- How Sweet the Sound, shortlisted for the 2015 INSPY Awards, and winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest
- “Finding Eudora,” a short story in the Indy Writes Books Anthology
- Then Sings My Soul
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.
Oh, and did we mention her three beloved dogs?