Amy has always loved science fiction—books, movies, shows, and games. She was born in San Diego, California, and moved with her family to Vancouver, Washington, at the age of seven. After devouring some of the classics like Dune and Ender's Game in her tween years, she began writing science fiction and fantasy short stories.
In the ensuing years, Amy attended the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, where she continued to study creative writing, visual art and played viola in the school orchestra. During this time, she began the very early sketches of what would eventually evolve into the Cadicle series.
Amy graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Portland State University and also received minors in Professional Writing and Business Administration. During her freshman year, she was awarded the John Redman Freshman Writing Award.
After graduating, she moved to Portland, Oregon, and began working in business development for an energy efficiency consulting firm. Over the next several years, she primarily wrote proposals to prospective utility clients and managed the proposal development process. She then transitioned from energy efficiency into the architectural, engineering, and planning industry. However, she eventually succumbed to the writing bug.
Amy began self-publishing in 2015 with her debut Cadicle series. She released Architects of Destiny, the first volume in the Cadicle space opera saga, in April 2015. Since then, she has published the complete Cadicle series, the Dark Stars Trilogy, the four-book Mindspace Series, numerous co-authored works set in the ever-expanding Cadicle Universe, as well as various standalone books and short fiction. She began writing full-time in April 2017.
Amy is a 2018 Nebula finalist for the Andre Norton Award and a USA Today bestselling author. She is a member of both the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and the International Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors (IASFA). She is the founder of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention (SFFCon), established in 2020.
Amy enjoys traveling the world with her husband from their home base in California. When she's not writing, she enjoys wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.