Amy is a mixed media artist, poet, and award-winning author of stories highly acclaimed by the likes of USA Today, Library Journal, and a five star review by Publisher’s Weekly. Her stories are full of hope and set in America’s heartland. She lives in central Indiana with her husband.
A long-time artist and believer in the power of story to change lives, Amy’s overarching mission is to give hope and joy to a hurting world. Her artistic work includes painting, woodworking, “junking,” and jewelry, in which she strives to incorporate themes of nature, freedom, inspiration, joy, words, and music.
Her diverse writing career includes nearly three decades of freelance writing including medical journal publications and a popular op-ed newspaper column in addition to her books. Praised by reviewers for the way they both poetically and accurately portray real life hardship and hope, Amy’s books are inspired by social issues which break her heart and the redemption that can be found therein. 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 four more, stand-alone novels, Then Sings My Soul, Lead Me Home, Before I Saw You, and Miracle at the Sideshow. Her non-fiction devotional, 40 Days of Hope for Healthcare Heroes, was written during the pandemic as a dedication to her healthcare colleagues and healthcare workers everywhere. And her first poetry collection Fireflies, was published in 2022.
When she’s not writing or crafting, Amy enjoys long hikes in the woods with her beloved dog, Cash.