Thanks for stopping by! I am most active on Instagram (@acshawya) and have a newsletter through Substack. But if you want to know some facts about me, read further…

My name is Amy, and I write character-driven stories for young adults (both in age and in heart). I believe in and write about nice guys, young love, faith, family, and hope. A few other things you might want to know about me:

  • My husband and I started dating when we were 17.
  • We have a crabby cat named Callie Bear and two beautiful daughters.
  • I would almost always rather be at the beach (but I live in the landlocked state of Tennessee).
  • My favorite TV shows are Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Fringe, and The Mandalorian.
  • I majored in TV production in college but have somehow ended up in the accounting field for a while.

A few of my favorite books include:

  • Young Adult
    • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
    • The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
    • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
    • The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Septys
  • Middle Grade
    • Mystic Cooking trilogy by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski
  • Classics
    • Little Women by Louis May Alcott
    • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
    • Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Non-fiction
    • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
    • The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
    • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer