I am Amy Sundberg, a musician and writer of science fiction, fantasy, and YA. I decided I wanted to be a writer when I was seven years old. Imagine my distress upon learning, as a ten-year-old, that being a writer wasn’t a practical career choice and that I would have to figure out something else to do instead. When I was fifteen, I decided that the obvious thing to do was to become a musician. Because that was ever so much more practical. (Yes, you aren’t imagining the sarcasm.)
I received my BA in Music and promptly moved overseas to London, where I might have learned more about myself than in the twenty-two years prior. After I returned to the States and floundered around for a while, I decided to start my own business teaching music lessons. This went much better than expected, while giving me the distinction of having a career that was actually related to my college degree.
More recently I gave up the business so I could renew focus on my writing after taking a fifteen-year sabbatical. You can check out some of my fiction here. These days I spend a lot of time writing, blogging, and reading what other people write. I am represented by Kirsten Carleton of Prospect Agency.
Also, I visited six continents before my 31st birthday, a fact that continues to give me deep satisfaction.
About This Blog
I began this blog in the summer of 2010 because I felt I had a lot to say that wasn’t getting said. Also I have secretly always wanted to be a columnist, and writing a blog is pretty much the same thing.
I write on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to: my philosophies on life, being an artist, business, being a people pleaser, social media (including blogging), travel and why it is awesome, happiness, taking risks, being a free spirit, creativity, and writing.
I currently update the blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays.