About Me

Aviary Photo_130872313821284182I was born and raised in north central Arkansas, but at eighteen, and in the subsequent years that have followed, I have lived in and learned from the diversities of the states of Washington, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, where I currently reside with  my husband, two children, two Golden Retrievers, and my grandmother (who moved in with us last year).

Though I am currently a student majoring in English with a writing concentration, I consider myself a perpetual student of life and humanity. A philosopher of sorts, much of my inspiration comes from observing people around me. One of my favorite pastimes  is creating stories in my head for the strangers I observe. I am a firm believer in the old adage that, “Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle,” and I use this as the catalyst for my persistent need to learn from everyone I encounter, as well as for much of my purpose and inspiration in writing.

I am an essayist, specializing in creative nonfiction, and I am a “sometimes” poet whose poetry has appeared in Mercyhurst University’s literary publication, Lumen. I am also an aspiring multi-genre novelist who rarely, if ever, writes a happily-ever-after.

I write for the passion of writing. I write for the pursuit of conviction. I write because I have something to say and whether it is heard or not, it is my burden to write it. I write… because it is who I am.

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10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Love your last paragraph about why you write… you said it perfectly. That’s exactly the way I feel. Always amazing to see things from my own head so sharply articulated by someone who’s not me! It’s great connecting with you and thanks for the follow!

  2. This was probably one of the most inpirational about pages I have read, for me I have found that writing is like air, can´t live without it. I can´t really point out one thing to say “this part is the best”, great about page, glad you stumbled upon my crazy little blog and if you´re looking to study people….well I´m certainly a case, not even the psychologist want to see me.

  3. Hi Amy.
    Even though you’re not following my blog, I would like to pass along this honor.
    I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award. As part of the selection process I’m bestowing the nomination to you. If you’re interested in participating and nominating other bloggers, you can read the rules here:
    https://colleenackerman.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/the-liebster-award/
    Remember, you’re under no obligation to participate.
    Either way, you may proudly display the award on your blog.
    Keep blogging and have a wonderful day.🙂

      1. lol… WordPress must have disconnected us. You were my very first follower. I lost other followers who thought they were still following my blog. And I checked some that I follow but not getting reader feeds and found I had to reconnect/re-follow with two of them. Weird, but that’s the internet.😛
        Glad to have you back. Anxiously waiting to read your poems. Do you still blog about your family? Loved reading those and how you managed to stay sane amidst the craziness. Much how my life is right now.🙂

      2. Oh, there’s no telling what happened. Seems like every time they update or overhaul themselves something tricky occurs.
        Nah… I’m not blogging about the family anymore. One of my writing classes at school required we set up a “writer’s website,” and since I didn’t want a dozen-and-a-half websites crawling around with my name all over them, I decided to just revamp this blog. Got a good grade for it anyway. Now I try to keep it a little more “professional…?” (For lack of a better word.)
        I’m excited to be following you again. I always admire your work – whether through written word, or art form. 🙂

      3. Totally agree. WP seems to add new things but never makes their site easy to navigate through. That’s why I’ve never paid to own a blog with them.
        Well, have to head to the city, but wanted to say thanks for your kind words of appreciation.
        Looking forward to reading more of your poetry.🙂

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