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Amy is closed to new queries until further notice. She will continue to read submissions from conferences and through referrals.

I have lived and worked in the publishing industry since 1991 when I decided to take a short break from my music career to work in a bookstore for Christmas cash. If anyone had told me that I would still be paying for holiday presents with a career in books all these years later, I would have laughed.

Over time, I became the book buyer for the entire chain of bookstores in NY, CT and PA. In 1996 I “hopped the desk” to become a sales rep and spent over 20 years selling books to Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart as well as independent stores and libraries.

Uniquely positioned to help authors because of my decades of marketing experience, I would love to work with authors who have a passion for business and the promotional side of this industry as well as the writing side.

Besides being a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, I am a featured columnist for THEBOOKDESIGNER, WRITERS DIGEST MAGAZINE, IBPA, and a sought-after teacher at conferences world-wide.  I teach and speak at many of the publishing industry’s top festivals and conferences including Publisher’s Weekly’s BookCon, Oklahoma Writer’s Conference, Author U, AAPS, Dublin Writers Conference, BAIPA, PALA, St. Louis Writer’s Conference, Writers Digest indieLAB, Henderson Writers Conference, and many others.

I am currently looking for manuscripts and authors in the following genres:

  • Non-Fiction
  • Gift
  • Reference
  • History
  • Fantasy and Sci-Fi
  • Historical Fiction

When not in the office, my focus is on the working poor and poverty elimination, and I spend a great deal of time personally and professionally working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

(I am also a singer in a Celtic blues band on the weekends and am currently saving for a faster motorcycle.)

Amy’s Appearances:

As many writers know, agents and editors won’t give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven’t got them hooked by then, it’s a safe bet you won’t be asked for more material. Make sure you’ve got the kind of opening they’re looking for! In this invaluable event, you’ll get to work with an agent online to review and refine the first ten pages of your novel or non-fiction book. You’ll learn what keeps an agent reading, what are the most common mistakes that make them stop, and the steps you need to take to correct them.

Next Bootcamp May 20-23!

Las Vegas Writers Conference is dedicated to helping writers of all genres improve their craft, sharpen their business skills, and network with publishing professionals. Held each spring, this year’s conference will draw virtual attendees from around the world. Pitch sessions with literary agents and editors are included in the price of registration. Writers will have the opportunity for one-on-one mentoring sessions with faculty members and other published authors.

April 8-10, 2021

Amy’s Latest Deals

UNSEEN PHOTOS OF STREET GANGS: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET by Trevor Crafts

General Non-Fiction

A companion book to the Sundance film and never-before-seen collection of behind-the-scenes photos chronicling the early days of the beloved children’s show, to Eric Klopfer at Abrams, in a very nice deal, for publication in December 2021,