Amy Van Duyn
As a child, reading was Amy’s favorite hobby. She began writing poetry at a very young age. She remembers fondly her third grade teacher allowing her to share her creations by reading them aloud to the class. She enjoyed this so much that it created a foundation for a future writing career.
This love of stories and poetry stayed with her throughout her life. It wasn’t until she began sharing them again in her hometown’s annual “Poets at the Podium” contest that she would start to think that maybe her dream really could come true and began to pursue her writing career as a published author.
As a mother, bedtime is sacred to her. Her favorite time of the day is snuggling up with her little one, all comfy in his pajamas, and sharing a story before it’s time to say goodnight.
Being a parent also makes her view the world differently. She wants to make the world a better place for her own child, as well as for every child. Having struggled with self esteem growing up, her work reflects these themes and is designed to give a child a sense of the importance of being who they are while also being nonjudgmental to others. She also enjoys creating sweet sentiments that are written to be a part of the loving foundation a child shares with family.
She lives in central Indiana with her dear husband of nineteen years and our four-year-old son. Her husband is a stay-at-home dad and cares for their son, who is autistic. They are the center of her universe and the main source of her inspiration.
Currently she’s in sales and marketing as an Advertising Account Manager at Angie’s List where she sells and advises service providers regarding their marketing campaigns. This gives her the understanding to see the work that she creates with her heart and soul is now a product that needs to marketed and salable.
When she’s not spending time with her family, writing, working, or reading, she enjoys hidden object puzzle-solving computer games, coloring books for grown-ups, eating chocolate, and soaking in a hot bubble bath.
Represented by: Marisa Corvisiero