Amy Engle has always had quite an imagination. From an early age, she started making up characters in her head to entertain herself when life felt bland. Her creativity has served her well as she has become an independent author.
In high school and college, Amy became fascinated by books about futuristic cultures. She loved experiencing the worlds of authors through the written word as well as on the big-screen. This eventually led her to write social science fiction, building new societies of her own and giving life to the characters in her head.
Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Amy endures the summer heat instead of surviving the freezing winters elsewhere. She is a middle child with an older sister and a young brother, whom she loves very dearly. But the person she loves most is her eight-year-old niece that she gets to spend time with every other weekend. Auntie Amy gets to play Lego’s, do art projects, and read with her little “Mini-Me” and wouldn’t trade those memories for anything in the entire world!
In her spare time–when not writing or reading–Amy is attempting to “get healthy” (whatever that means). In the summer of 2017, Amy resumed her training as a black belt in American Kenpo after a 3 year break. She also enjoys swimming, hot yoga, power-walking, Zumba, and weight training.
In December of 2012, Amy completed her Bachelor’s degree in English education. She has been teaching 7th grade English at a local junior high for the past two years. Although it’s a very demanding job, she loves all her students so much–even those who challenge her every day. Amy also made her directorial debut for her school’s production of “Alice in Zombieland” by Craig Sodaro. She is excited to see what her Drama students are able to accomplish in the next spring play.
As if life wasn’t busy enough, Amy has been an entrepreneur for ten years. Licensed as a massage therapist in the state of Arizona, Amy has found gratification in helping dozens of clients find relief from their chronic pain and stress. However, due to a very full schedule, she will be letting her license expire in the fall of 2018.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to learn more about Amy. If you would like to be in touch with her, she is on Twitter daily (@amyengle_author).
Have a blessed day!