Ami is the writer and editor of various major publications for the horse
industry. She has produced projects for the United States Hunter Jumper
Association (USHJA) and the United States Polo Association (USPA).
Books she has been involved in creating include Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship; Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation; and The Rider's Pain-Free Back, which was named by American Horse Publications as one of their "Top 3 Books of the Year."
A tireless mentor and cheerleader, Ami has helped scores of writers from 13-year-olds to septuagenarians get their first byline. She especially enjoys speaking to writers and conducting writing workshops. She graduated with distinction from Andrews University and holds degrees in English and Education.
Ami's parents read to her before she was born. She credits them for her lifelong
love of reading, while absolving them of blame for any book she may read or write.
Writers who have influenced her include J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, and
F. Scott Fitzgerald. She adores the humor and warmth of Douglas Adams and Kiran Desai,
the wordplay of Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the structural mastery of Paul Abbott.
She reveres all things Sir Terry Pratchett, who was, and will always be, in a class by himself.
Millennium hand and shrimp!
Ami and her family live with their "vast menagerie" on a 100+ year-old farm
in Southwest Michigan. She fuels her muse with a steady stream of coffee and
Earl Grey tea. She has a longstanding love affair with all kinds of chocolate, which
is occasionally overshadowed by a passionate obsession with cinnamon red-hots.
In 2016, she lost the love of her life - "WunderGuy," her biggest fan and best friend - to brain cancer. She misses him every day.
In addition to writing and teaching, she enjoys riding her Percheron, playing with her dogs, kayaking, and hanging out with her daughter, who claims she thinks Mom is cool... (though Ami is certain the truth will come out soon enough...)
Former President, USHJA
Dr. James Warson
M.D., FACS (retired)
Writer / Director
Chairman, DGA SF Coordinating Committee (2002-2008)
CEO, Vineyard Productions
"R" Hunter and Hunter Equitation Judge, Trainer, and Coach
Managing Editor, Trafalgar Square Books
Middle-Grade and Young Adult Writer.
Author of Am I Like My Daddy?, and of the Be the Vet and Evie and the Volunteers book series.
Adjunct Professor of College Prep Writing, Miami Dade College