Whether a piece concerns a new trend in the fitness industry or the struggles of a new mom, Amy is a storyteller, building a narrative that immerses readers in the story as easily as in any good novel. Amy's knowledge and experience in healthcare, health and wellness, strength training, theatre arts and social justice initiatives enhance her writing in these fields particularly.
--memoir; personal stories
--fitness; strength training; health and wellness
--social justice initiatives
--theatre arts; arts in communities
Amy holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in theatre arts and minored in communications. Studies and contact hours emphasized debate, script analysis, direction and stage management, training Amy early on in the skills needed to build a narrative for effective writing as well as performance.
For twenty years, Amy has captured the stories of hundreds of interesting people for college publication content. With an ability to ask the right questions and tell the arc of a story within the confines of a word count, Amy never fails to engage the reader with her efficient prose, compassion, wit and intelligence.
Amy enters the gym through a side door and tells you what many magazine covers won't--that yes, you should try some of those top ten foods/exercises/mantras; but no, not everything that's popular will work for you. She has singlehandedly written gym newsletters--interviewing members and exploring trends--and she has published memoir pieces on her own forays into the fitness world. With her background as a personal trainer, a later-in-life lifter, and all-around cheerleader for building a community of sweat, Amy's writing is informative, witty, and nothing like what you'll read anywhere else.
Preserving a family's stories is important to Amy. Clients have told her their deeply personal memories--of miscarriages, or when they fell in love--and Amy answers that vulnerability with a piece that reflects the tone and heart of what she's heard.
Amy has interviewed hundreds of extraordinary people and captured their stories in written form. Topics such as first-generation college students, adoption and disability concerns spark her already inquisitive intellect, and her eagerness to learn takes the reader on the same journey. She is a humble writer, always welcoming direction--and a curious one, eager to explore the next topic or personal story.
Amy has written promotional material for a variety of gym settings, creating effective, eye-catching content that varies in tone and feel depending on the needs of the client.
Amy's blog posts promote her personal projects as well as provide an avenue for memoir writing. Readers are addressed as intelligent confidantes and rewarded with candor and wit.