Amy was a writer her whole life and was widely published in literary journals such as Poetry Salzburg, The Prague Review, Poetry Flash, The Comstock Review. She was a finalist for the William Faulkner Award and her books include: Meteorite Dealers, Ungulations, Physical Address, Poems in Ursa Minor, The Painted Tongue Flowers. She wrote in journals every day, sometimes creating pray pages or affirmations for any friend or family member that needed extra loving care.Amy was a dedicated and loving mother, an avid dancer, music lover, reader, outdoors enthusiast, and involved in political and social affairs. She brought love and kindness every day of her life. Now we carry her heart in our hearts.