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Amy writes stories that let readers feel while asking them to think. Her literary preoccupations include rooting for the underdog and putting ordinary people in difficult situations to see how they wriggle out. Her novels include The Potrero Complex; The Nighthawkers; Dreams of Song Times; and Fran, The Second Time Around.

When not glued to a screen, she loves listening to jazz and classical music, drinking wine with friends, and exploring Baltimore, Maryland's glorious neighborhoods, which inspire her fiction.
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Amy L. Bernstein Judy, I'm so happy you are enjoying The Nighthawkers! I had so much fun writing it and researching all that archaeology--and finding the artifacts. Mo…moreJudy, I'm so happy you are enjoying The Nighthawkers! I had so much fun writing it and researching all that archaeology--and finding the artifacts. Most of them are real! I think talent is a combination of what you're naturally good at and a lot of hard work to get better. Other than that...it's a mystery! I hope you'll post reviews and recommend the book to friends. Keep an eye on me, because I have more books coming (but not another romance, alas).(less)
Amy L. Bernstein Ciao, Mariia. Congratulations on becoming an author! I wrote nonfiction professionally for many years, and turned to fiction (first, playwriting) abou…moreCiao, Mariia. Congratulations on becoming an author! I wrote nonfiction professionally for many years, and turned to fiction (first, playwriting) about a dozen years ago. I've never really felt I could call myself a "writer." It seemed like an exaggeration. But now, finally, after writing three novels that are going to be published, I've decided I can finally call myself a writer and not feel weird about it.(less)
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The Nighthawkers

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Amy Bernstein added a status update: A huge thanks to the thousands who entered my giveaway for THE POTRERO COMPLEX! I'm ordering books for the winners. The book will officially be published on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The latest review from Publishers Weekly calls it "a plausible dystopic near future ... effective thriller."
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“I don't write what I know. I write what I dare to imagine to be true.”
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