Amy Rivers | Director
Amy Rivers was born and raised in southern New Mexico where her family ran an office supply store and her parents performed folk music. As part of a big Hispanic family, there were never a shortage of cousins to play with and she cultivated a love of all things spicy. In 2014, she moved to Boulder, CO with her husband and two children. Amy has spent the last five years writing full-time and relishing the joys of motherhood. She has been an active member of NCW since 2015.
She received a BA from Central Washington University. After graduation, she worked at the Seattle Passport Agency and then for an Internet marketing company, which she bought and ran for over 10 years. After moving back to her hometown in New Mexico, Amy was the Director for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Otero & Lincoln County. During that time, she pursued a Master’s degree and served on various boards including the Friends of the Alamogordo Public Library where she planned literary and cultural events. Her graduate work focused on politics, psychology and forensic criminology, topics she loves to incorporate into her personal essays and novels.
Amy has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses, Novelty Bride Magazine, and Splice Today, as well as several anthologies. She is the author of Wallflower Blooming and Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters. Her third novel, All the Broken People, was released in March 2019. A piece she wrote on her experiences as a visually-impaired single mother will appear in an anthology in the fall. Also visit her at her website.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org