Amy self-published her first book when she was 12 and has been creating stories for kids ever since.
Now her own four kids are her co-conspirators, with ideas captured from their hilarious and quirky life, riffed on until pants are peed, and sketched out on coffee shop napkins and homework assignments.
Amy is also a certified emotional consciousness coach, assisting people in translating their feelings to shift old thoughts, patterns and beliefs into new choice, new agreements, and a new reality.
Using her superpowers of Lifting Laughter, Eyes of Wonder, and Image-A-Nation, Amy takes big universal truths, puts them in the blender and serves up stories of consciousness that kids of all ages can enjoy and relate to. Like a fruit smoothie with kale.
Amy has played the piano and French horn for 30 years. Her three pet chipmunks are named Larry, his brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl. Amy loves board games and riddles, ecstatic dance, travel, playing sports, cilantro, and all things outdoors.
Born: November 28, 1978
Grew up: on a farm on the Minnesota/Canadian border
Childhood nickname: Amy Jean the Jellybean
School: Lake of the Woods School in Baudette, MN; Concordia College in Moorhead, MN
First book: Casey’s Laces about a girl who has trouble tying her shoes. Complete with holes and laces in the front cover to practice!
Favorite childhood book: Are You My Mother? - P.D. Eastman
Voted in high school: “Most Likely to be an American Gladiator”
Most unusual job: Climbing a 100-ft lookout tower every day to watch for forest fires
Collects: Rocks, feathers, shells, driftwood, pinecones & cool leaves