Amy Abbott Writes: Welcome!


Amy Abbott Writes: Welcome!

It's All about the Story.

"Just remember that Dumbo didn't need the feather; the magic was in him."
-- Stephen King, On Writing


Welcome to my world.  I am curious.  All of my life it has been both a problem and a solution.  Curiosity did kill the cat, but, oh the adventures he found!  Curiosity leads to good stories and good stories lead to the magic Stephen King makes every day.

I'm not particularly a Stephen King fan.  I don't like his genre.  But I love telling stories, and as an independent journalist I have the time and inclination to explore our shared world. That in itself is a reason to get up and smile every morning.

After being a grown-up in health marketing for nearly three decades, I'm now available on a contract basis for editorial projects. I write primarily about health and rehabilitation, the arts, women's issues, small business and travel.

Forevermore.

Every two weeks I pen a humor column called "The Raven Lunatic" for a dozen Indiana newspapers. I've published two compilations of these columns, The Luxury of Daydreams and A Piece of Her Mind, which are both available in eBook and paperback on Amazon.  You can learn more about them on my Books page as well as read the columns on my The Raven Lunatic page.

You can find me @ravenonhealth on Twitter or on Open Salon under the nom de plume Bernadine Spitzsnogel. 

I've been published on Salon, Alter-Net, Talking Writing, Our USA Magazine, Mamapedia, News on Women, Fictionique, and the now-defunct but critically acclaimed Does This Make Sense as well as many local and regional  magazines and newspapers.  

I'm a featured correspondent on The Broad Side (www.the-broad-side.com).

Take a walk on the wild side.

You just never can tell where I'll show up next.  Peruse the sections of my magical little world. 
  • Discover in "Books" if the Rolling Stones really performed at dawn in my neighbor's yard.
  • Visit a Tuscan winery with me in "Gallery."
  • Read the boring CYA information in "About."
  • Visit "The Raven Lunatic" and imagine why the voices in my head put a cat's hairballs and the Pensive Dane in the same article.
Stories. Magic. Much more. Quoth the raven.

Other Places You'll Find Me

Look for my posts on BlogHer: http://www.blogher.com/member/ravenonhealth

Use of Material

All text or photography on this site is copyrighted by the author, unless otherwise indicated.

Boomer Magazine

The November issue of Boomer magazine is available online and features two of my articles:
Page 24 -- Creating a Family. The wonderful story of the Alexander family and their four children, three of whom arrived at the same time.
Page 44 -- Harvest through the eyes of the Mason family, whose farming legacy reaches back in Knox County history.