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Amy Rivers

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Amy Rivers was born and raised in southern New Mexico and currently resides in Colorado with her husband, two kids and one very spoiled dog named Molly. She has a Master's degree with concentrations in Psychology and Politics, two topics she loves to incorporate into her personal essays and novels. Amy has been published in Flash! A Celebration of Short Fiction, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses, Novelty Bride Magazine, ESME.com and Splice Today. She is the author of two novels: Wallflower Blooming (2016) and Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters (2017). Her psychological thriller All the Broken People will be released in 2019. ...more

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Amy Rivers For me, every day life inspires my writing. My experiences as a woman, a mother, a person with a disability - these are all things that I draw from wh…moreFor me, every day life inspires my writing. My experiences as a woman, a mother, a person with a disability - these are all things that I draw from when I'm writing. I also really love to think about how people react to the things that happen to them. I try to put myself in other people's shoes and think about how I might feel or react. I love listening to other people's stories and thinking about how those experiences might be relatable for other people (and, of course, for me). (less)
Amy Rivers I am both a full-time writer and the director of a regional writing organization, so I have to be on top of time management otherwise I don't get much…moreI am both a full-time writer and the director of a regional writing organization, so I have to be on top of time management otherwise I don't get much writing done. Currently, I write every day for at least an hour. While I'm writing a new book, which I am in the process of doing right now, I try to write 2-4 hours a day. I don't revise until I've brute forced the first draft out so I spend a lot of time revising. Every once in a while I think I might change things up, make my process more efficient, but as it turns out, this works for me. (less)
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All the Broken People

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It Rains in the Desert

Picture I'm writing the first in a series of books set in my home state of New Mexico. Near my childhood home, the creosote grows so thick we used to build our forts in it, pruning branches to make tunnels that only small creatures could navigate. As an adult, it occurs to me that we weren't the only small creatures out there, but as a kid, I was caught up in my imaginary world. Neither rattlesnake nor s Read more of this blog post »
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