Bio

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." - Ernest Hemingway

Amy Ivan

Fiction chose me in a subtle, sneak attack way.

In college I took a creative writing course and my professor asked me to submit material to a competition. Since the entry fee equated to my spare change for the month, I declined.

Fast forward a decade to the small island of Okinawa, Japan. While I made the most of motherhood in a semi-jungle, after reading every morsel of fiction available on “the rock”, I started buying books through Amazon by the dozen. (The site sold only books back then.) Returning from living overseas with my pilot husband, I realized no matter how much I love the escape of a great read, I wanted to create my own. So I bought more books—about writing fiction.

My desire to learn went far beyond the printed or digital word. Settings drawn from my travels as a military spouse and avid researcher became the colorful backdrops for my stories. I hold a B.A. in Psychology (handy when formulating antagonists), been an editor at a small press, am a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Kiss of Death, and a PRO member of Romance Writers of America.

To date my completed works include To Make You Mine, Hit or Miss, Trapped in Epitome, Inflatable Men, Blind Conviction, Search and Seize HerFull Disclosure, and Honeymoon Period. Currently, I’m writing the fifth installment of the Kara Cinnamon mysteries, Trace Evidence. I strive for a career in high impact, genre-bending fiction and reside in New England with my husband.