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Amy Lou Jenkins

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Amy Lou Jenkins is a writer, speaker, and educator from Wisconsin.  Every Natural Fact; Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting  now available for purchase from your local bookstore,  Amazon, and other booksellers

Any reader drawn to the outdoors will cherish Every Natural Fact and its author's sensual intelligence potted in the fertile soil of a boundless curiosity for the world. Amy Lou Jenkins is the Anna Quindlen of the north woods, the Rachel Carson of the good land of Wisconsin, bequeathing to her son and to all of us an indestructible sense of wonder.”  — Bob Shacochis, National Book Award-winning author of Easy in The Islands and The Immaculate Invasion 

"Braiding together history, memoir, gentle parenting guidance, and superb nature wr

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Amy Lou Jenkins Inspiration is inhalation. We take in by reading, observing, thinking, dreaming, feeling, and the exhalation is writing.
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“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
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“Battle with unconditioned breath the unconditioned air. Shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three-dimensional life; stay away from screens. ”
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“It was your birthday, we had drunk and dined
Half of the night with our old friend
Who’d showed us in the end
To a bed I reached in one drunk stride.
Already I lay snug,
And drowsy with the wine dozed on one side.

I dozed, I slept. My sleep broke on a hug,
Suddenly, from behind,
In which the full lengths of our bodies pressed:
Your instep to my heel,
My shoulder-blades against your chest.
It was not sex, but I could feel
The whole strength of your body set,
Or braced, to mine,
And locking me to you
As if we were still twenty-two
When our grand passion had not yet
Become familial.
My quick sleep had deleted all
Of intervening time and place.
I only knew
The stay of your secure firm dry embrace.”
Thom Gunn

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Natalie Amy wrote: "Hi Ed. A singer and writer--wonderful. I sometimes think I can sing, but my children correct me. Best of luck with your book."

Growing up with Amy as an Aunt I can tell you she sings a mean Blue Christmas.

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message 5: by Amy

Amy Lou Jenkins Hi Ed. A singer and writer--wonderful. I sometimes think I can sing, but my children correct me. Best of luck with your book.

message 4: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Amy. You seem like an interesting person, as well as an accomplished author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Amy,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!

message 2: by Amy

Amy Lou Jenkins Thank you. It's about time I got started on goodreads. So many good books and opinions and discussions. I'll get the profile up soon.
Amy Lou

Mary Louise Hey Amy!
Good to see you here. Can't wait to read your book when it comes out.

Warmest Regards,
Mary Louise

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