I am retired now, so Amy Abbott Writes is now more a historical site than an active site. I’ve been writing since I was a child. I blog and write the occasional piece for a local magazine.

I formerly wrote “The Raven Lunatic” column which was featured in a dozen newspapers in Indiana, and ran in syndication from 2014 to 2017 on Senior Wire News Service.  I also contributed to SWNS syndicated column, “A Healthy Age.”  Senior Wire News Service provides articles to newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S. and Canada.

I’ve written five books, A Piece of Her Soul, Whitley County Kid, A Piece of Her Heart, A Piece of Her Mind, and The Luxury of Daydreams.  Links to the book sites are available on my Books page. I am featured in three anthologies, published by the Late Orphan Project, the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, and Talking Writing Books. I’ve also published several books of photography, designed as gifts for individuals with dementia.  Links to the book sites are on the Photo Books page.

I am a  graduate of the School of Journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where I earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree about seven thousand years ago.  I was fortunate to work on my college yearbook, The Orient, now long gone.

Ball State University offered me a great education, giving me lifelong critical thinking skills that led to a wonderful career. If you have a family member interested in studying journalism, Ball State is a good choice.  Check out Ball State Journalism here.