Amy Catlin is a wife, mother, freelance writer, and an aspiring author. She enjoys cooking, camping, hiking, and most outdoor activities. An avid reader, she can often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book.
Raised in Nebraska, Amy now resides in Northeastern, Ohio, where she shares her life with her soul mate, their children, and a Great Pyrenees puppy named Scarlett O’Hara who has absolutely no problem living up to her namesake.
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I was in my forties. I’ve been living in Ohio for 9 years now, and for some reason, still think of Iowa, where I lived for 12 years as home (probably because Ross and Alexa and the grandchildren still live there).
My husband, Michael, and I are at that stage where our beautifully blended family is spread throughout many generational stages; our youngest daughter, Madison (14), just entered High School.
We have a daughter, Alexa (22) who will graduate from college in May.
Our son, Ross (24) is a dad. We have two grandsons, Dax (2) and Slayde (3 months).
Writing is my heart. I’ve been writing off and on my stories for about 8 years now.
I blog, (haphazardly at best).
My dream is to publish the Christian romance series I am working on called Hocking Hills Hearts, set in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. Hocking Hills is a magical place to me as that is where my husband and I were married. The first book in the series is called “Envelopes of Hope” and is currently in the editing process. I wrote the second one in the series during NaNoWriMo this year.
Last year, our 25-year-old son (my stepson – I always feel it isn’t fair to his mother if I don’t mention that, but I loved him like my own), Ryan, was killed in a gas can explosion. Ryan and I were kindred spirits, both of us artists; we shared a love of the written word.
This grief walk has changed things for me and I’ve come to some realizations, “My family gets the first and best of me” and my dreams matter. After all of this time I finally understand God gave me this writing dream and I am responsible for it. To that end I have started making and keeping a writing schedule as opposed to going months without writing.
When I am not writing fiction, I am working on a memoir about the things we went through when we lost Ryan called “Meanderings in the Mind Field.”
I am happy to have you here, and I’d love to hear from you.