Welcome to my website!

I’m glad you found me. lily-of-the-valley-istock1

I’m a YA (that means young adult, ages 12 and up) writer and flower-lover.  My first novel, Forget-Her-Nots, will be on bookshelves in February of 2010 — just in time for spring.

I can’t imagine there is a single person in the entire world who wouldn’t be happy to receive a flower.  In almost all cultures  and throughout all times, flowers  represent what is beautiful and ephemeral.  Flowers are lovely, because they want to catch our (and insects’) attention.  That’s how they create seeds or spread seeds to ensure their species blooms for another season.

So what’s my book got to do with this?  It’s about the magic of flower giving and receiving — how flowers can awaken our emotions and help us to hope again.

Come along with my main character, Laurel, and me to discover how the magic of flowers can transform you!


  • Congratulations Amy! Can’t wait to buy the book.

  • I was thinking a lot of your book project ….and now it´s a real book! Congratulations!!! I hope I get one at amazon (Germany). It really sounds wonderful, magic, fascinating, extraordinary – especiallly for book and nature lovers.
    Greetings to all of you

  • Hi, Valerie! My website just went live today, so this is so exciting that you found me. Yes, you should be able to get it in German, although not sure if it will be translated. Let’s hope I find a German publisher, too! Hope all is well.


  • Amy,

    what a great website. Even as a guy, you’ve piqued my curiosity about flowers…(though probably not enough to study in detail). I love the flower index and will refer to it in the future. It is especially useful for clueless guys picking out flowers and does explain the fact that carnations rendered were not greeted with much enthusism.

    I think i will stay away from Basil…..since i don’t know the difference from regular and sweet.

    But, congrats on the website and the book! It is just wonderful and we are very happy for you. I know it has been a long time coming and it is wonderful to see such perserverence pay off.

    PS: Don’t tell ML about the flower index…or my discovery of it. (now if i can just pronounce some of those flowers at the local florist in german…

  • Amy, this is great! Who said you were a tech dork? I am so happy for you and proud of all you’ve achieved. Can’t wait to read the book — and attend the book launch party! You are living proof that good writing always finds a way to its audience. Congrats.

  • Amy, it looks great! I sent your link on to my daughter who is studying to be a middle school English teacher. YA always been her favorite type of book so we’ll definitely be buying yours right away. Hoping for a Cincinnati (or Dayton) signing… Congratulations!

    Meg (Wilger) Jung

  • Thanks, Michele! I’ll keep you posted on the launch!

  • Thanks, Meg! I’d love to meet your daughter and will keep you posted on Ohio signings. 🙂

  • Thanks, Barbara! You’re so sweet! Hope to see you soon.

  • I am so happy for you!!!! I have been selling this book for the last 6 months. There is nothing like a mother bragging.

  • Amy, This is awesome! I hope all is well with you. I am so glad to see you are being published. I actually googled you to find out if you were still writing for WashingtonPost.com and found out this great news. Now I can say, “I knew her when…”

  • Good Morning i read your site often and wanted to wish you all the best for the New Year!

  • Hello, I was browsing the web for valentines day ideas and found your site. excellent job.

  • Thanks so much!

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