I found a love for writing in high school, much of which I owe to the encouragement of my English teacher, Kathryn Wilkens. She helped me see that writing was not just a series of meaningless words, but life expressions. She gave me the courage to speak on paper when I could not speak aloud.
My work includes poetry and song lyrics, devotionals and short stories.
My first book was the self-published, “Dear Ones,” a collection of devotionals and poetry.
I have been published in funeral trade magazines including Mortuary Management and International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association.
My poetry has appeared in numerous small publications and is currently used as a grief resource.
My short stories have appeared in “Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters” and Chicken Soup’s “Angels Among Us.”
I am currently working on a children’s book that will help parents speak to their children and answer questions about death and funerals.
My short stories have appeared in “Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters” and Chicken Soup’s “Angels Among Us and Christmas is in the Air.”
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Is in the Air: 101 Stories about the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Newmark, Amy: 9781611590708: AmazonSmile: Books
Other publications include:
“All in a Day’s Work” Reader’s Digest September 2020
In the Midst: A COVID-19 Anthology
In the Midst: A COVID-19 Anthology: Tritt, Sandy: 9781954455009: AmazonSmile: Books