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Amy Joy Lutchen

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Chicago, The United States



My wickedly angelic mother

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August 2012


Was born in Chicago and slept in a dresser drawer for the first few weeks of her life, marking her as a future claustrophobe.

She studied at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (man she grew up quick), where she became a number, but decided it was a good number.

She writes with plenty of snacks in hand, making sure they are not in multiples of three. That number makes her nervous.

Inspired by real-life traumatic experiences and driven by a need for changing the horrific into fantastical, Amy wrote her debut series: the Renhala series. Serving as an outlet during dark times, the Renhala series was written as a small step out of the shadows and a giant step toward empowerment.

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Amy Joy Lutchen Hey, Robin! I'm so very glad you're enjoying the series. As far as time frame, well, there's been setbacks and I'm hoping to have the third--and…moreHey, Robin! I'm so very glad you're enjoying the series. As far as time frame, well, there's been setbacks and I'm hoping to have the third--and final--book out by mid-2016. My advice: grab the BIGGEST cup you can find and fill it with LOTS of fresh tea until then. :) I'll definitely post it on my blog so it will show up on my Goodreads feed. I apologize for the long wait.

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“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
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“It doesn't have to make sense, it just has to sound like it does.”
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message 19: by Amy

Amy Lutchen Jen wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite, Amy! =D"

Thanks for accepting my request! Have a fantabulous weekend :)

Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥ Thanks for the friendvite, Amy! =D

message 17: by Amy

Amy Lutchen Laura wrote: "Thanks for the friendship Amy!"

Hi! *shares the last paczki remnant of Fat Tuesday with you*

message 16: by Laura

Laura Thanks for the friendship Amy!

message 15: by Tracey

Tracey (Life and Literature) Hey Amy, thanks so much for the friend invite!! :0

message 14: by Amy

Amy Lutchen Not re-reading it any time soon, but maybe when my kiddos are old enough I'll buddy read with them :)

Kitty (I solemnly swear that I am up to no good) Hey amy!
I love her too...although I was always more of a Hermione fan tbh!
Are you rereading HP as well?

message 12: by Amy

Amy Lutchen Hi, Lucinda! To new goodreads friends *holds up a cup of blackberry sage tea to clink with your drink*

message 11: by Lucinda

Lucinda Amy,
Thanks for acepting my friendship request! I am really looking forward to future book discussions with you on GoodReads. I hope to also have chance of discovering the Renhala series!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

Sandra Hey Amy!

It's nice to meet you! Thanks so much for the message, LOL. Glad you are loving my reviews! Make sure to 'like' them in the future so i don't foget i have such a wonderful fan of mine, haha.

See ya around GR! <3

message 9: by Amy

Amy Lutchen Ooooooh, how about a CHOCOLATE PEN???? Ha!!

message 8: by Amy

Amy Lutchen Hi!! *makes a bib for herself out of napkins and hands you some*

Hannah Hey! *licks ice cream*

Alisa (The Reading Obsession) Chocolate is awesome. So is the pen. Thanks for the friend request.

message 5: by Amy

Amy Lutchen In celebration of print coming soon, Renhala is only .99 (for a limited time)! This is for all you leprechauns looking for gold (or at least a good bargain)...

message 4: by Amy

Amy Lutchen Shera (Book Whispers) wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite!"

Thanks for the post on your most magnificent site! And HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Shera (Book Whispers) Thanks for the friend invite!

message 2: by Amy

Amy Lutchen Renhala is 99 cents today! Happy Holidays to all, and to all a GOOD READ!

message 1: by Ioana

Ioana Haha, great answer. :) Thank you for the friend request!

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