About Amy

About Amy
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Amy writes feature articles, art, theater and book reviews, food stories, and
opinion columns for weekly and daily newspapers, magazines, university, and online publications.

She has won more than a dozen awards for “Excellence in Journalism” from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, garnering 10 First Place awards for both her popular columns, Parent's Eye View and My Generation—about life from the perspective of a Baby Boomer.

Amy is the author of "A Child's Grief Journey," a picture book to help young children cope with the death of a parent.The book was selected as one of the best five books for 1999 by Education World.

She is a Hospice trained bereavement support group facilitator, and has also facilitated parenting and caregiver support groups.

Amy graduated cum laude from University of Hartford in 1978 with a BA in English literature and a minor in mass communications.

Amy received a certificate in the Expressive Arts from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI in 2010, enabling her to facilitate expressive arts workshops and programs for children and adults. For more than a decade, she has been offering enthusiastically-received workshops, retreats, and one-on-one sessions at various venues throughout the state. Her work in the field of expressive arts is described in a feature article that appeared on 4/25/13 in Shore Publishing weeklies: http://www.zip06.com/article/20130422/LIV01/304259918/-1