I’m Amy, a born and raised Michigander. No, that doesn’t mean I have feathers or wings. It means although I’ve lived in Ohio, Colorado, and New York, my heart is firmly planted in the fertile soil of the Great Lakes state–Michigan, USA. Where else can you go and be no more than six miles from a body of water or 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes?
When I’m not stuck behind a desk, you might find me tromping through the woods to find the next geocache. Or maybe I’ll be setting up camp at one of my family’s favorite state parks. I could be meandering through acres of fall colors in the Porcupine Mountains or sledding down snow-covered hills with my sons. There’s a chance I may even be visiting the place where I married my husband, the Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse. If the sun is shining and the wind is just right, you’ll most likely see me strolling along the Lake Superior shoreline—being careful not to trip over the bones of an old shipwreck.
I probably should introduce myself on this page by telling you I love my family, good food, red wine, and dark chocolate. I should say I’m a women’s fiction and short story writer. All true.
But the truest fact is I am who I am because of where I am.
On this site, I share what I love about the people, places, and activities Michigan has to offer–and talk about what inspires me to write about Michigan and the Great Lakes.
Thanks for visiting!
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