Please visit my new website:

Although I plan to maintain this blog as a forum for writing topics, my new website will host my bio, portfolio, books and contact information.


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How to Write Feature Articles

This week, I will be presenting “How to Write Feature Articles” as part of the Inside Writing and Publishing Series. Come see me at either of these two locations:

Monday March 21 @ 7 pm

Fremont Public Library

1170 N. Midlothian Road

Mundelein, IL 60060

Thursday March 24 @ 7 pm

Des Plaines Public Library

1501 Ellinwood Street

Des Plaines, IL 60016


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Writing Workshop at Barrington Library June 14 at 7 p.m.

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 6/14/2010
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

 Have an interest in writing and want to earn money? Amy Hansen, writer of 100+ published articles, shares her tips for writing marketable copy. Refreshments.

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Taylor Swift: Secrets of a Songwriter

My first Taylor Swift book, Taylor Swift: Love Story (Triumph Books) is out, and I’ve already received good reviews from readers. I’m currently writing a second Taylor book, this one concentrating on her songwriting. Taylor Swift: Secrets of a Songwriter is the working title. It will include back stories on most of her songs, as well as more information about her songwriting partners and a bunch of new info I found on her former summer home in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Plus the Grammys and her upcoming film Valentine’s Day.

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My Interview with Jane Hamilton

Author Jane Hamilton ponders: If everyone’s a writer, who will be readers?,entertainment-west-hamilton-091709-s1.article

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Taylor Swift: Love Story

Great news! I have recently been contracted to write a biography of country/pop super star Taylor Swift for the pre-teen/teen market.  The Scholastic book will come out early 2010. I am already knee-deep in my research on Taylor. If you have any information on her you think I might miss, let me know by making a comment below. The more material, the better!


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Short story featured in April Issue of Faith, Hope & Fiction

One of my short stories, State of Gray, appears in the April issue of Faith, Hope & Fiction, an on-line  literary zine.

Check it out here: State of Gray

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