Amy grew up a preacher’s kid, and has lived in seven southern states. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband and children. Amy graduated from Freed-Hardeman University and intends to glorify God by writing stories that show while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good.
What is your favorite spot for reading or reflecting on your current work-in-progress?
Amy: I can read just about anywhere. I’ve even gotten to where I don’t have to have it completely quiet to read if it’s something light, thanks to a noisy family. But I tend to do most of my reflecting on my writing when I’m in bed trying to fall asleep. I think it’s the time of day when my brain finally catches up with me because I’m not doing anything else. If only I could just transfer those thoughts mentally to my computer screen so I wouldn’t have to either remember them all night long or find a piece of paper and pen in the dark!
What’s your go-to when you need a pick-me-up to keep writing?
Amy: Since I tend to do most of my real writing during November (National Novel Writing Month), I tend to grab a handful of candy corn to munch on. A mug of tea is never turned down, either.
How do you ensure your books are accurate?
Amy: With this book having some historical events going on throughout it, I leaned heavily on my history-teaching husband. I even tried not to get frustrated when he pointed out that the original way I wrote it wouldn’t work because the timeline was off. Fortunately, he also gave me a suggestion on how to redo that section.
What is absolutely essential for you to write?
Amy: Time! I work best when I have at least an hour or two to just sit and work. It’s not always feasible since I have two littles at home, but as much as possible, I try to work during the quiet moments of naptime in the afternoons.
Current book: An Unexpected Legacy
Chad and Jessica begin to fall in love over a mutual love of smoothies. But secrets from their families’ past threaten their growing relationship.