Chasing my crazy dream in the writing world…

THIS IS ME January 27, 2012






Welcome to my blog! I’m Amy Trueblood and I write Young Adult and New Adult fiction.  My favorite story as a child was Marjorie Flack’s THE STORY OF PING.  At age seven I decided it needed a sequel, and I haven’t stopped writing since.








Some other unique facts that led to my writing path:


1) My Honors English teacher in high school was a crazy cool Jesuit priest who made us act out scenes from Beowulf & The Aeneid. It was pretty awesome!


2) I have a degree in Journalism – but I never used it seeing as my first job offer was to write obituaries.


3) After college I was an NBC page the year they reinstated the program in Burbank. Four things I learned…


Most actors are short


Some people get pissed if their water isn’t served at room temperature


Jay Leno is just as nice in person as he is on TV


Writing, particularly screenwriting, is a rough gig



Today, I’m a freelance writer who spends most of my time penning press releases for my favorite non-profit. When not “chasing the crazy” dream of being published, I feed my addictions to good TV (Bones, Castle & Fringe), Barnes & Noble and mango ice tea. I write YA, so of course I like to read and review YA – any genre will do as long as the writing is good.



You can reach me at or follow me on Twitter @atrueblood5.



Note: This is a personal blog. I do not accept outside advertising of any kind. I also do not take solicitations for guest posts.








25 Responses to “THIS IS ME”

  1. Lovely to find you via twitter today and read about your success is securing a publishing contract for your YA novel. Like you I also write YA and have struggled for years on my first MS. I hope to publish this summer. Good luck and much success to you. 🙂

  2. Amy Walters Says:

    I have found your blog incredibly helpful in my writing journey. There’s a whole lot of writing wisdom on this site! Because of this I am nominating you for the Mystery Blogger Award. If you would like to accept this award simply go to my blog to find the rules. Amy 🙂

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  4. Great blog, Amy. I got here because I follow you on Twitter. Ping was one of my favorites too! I loved it as a kid and read it to my children. La-la-la-lei!

  5. mamalisa4 Says:

    I am so happy to have stumbled upon your site!! I am a writer working on a novel and have found great advice and resources from your blog!! 🙂

  6. Shanah Davis Says:

    Aww, I LOVED Ping too. I haven’t seen that cover in a long time. It’s making me a little emotional. Actually, these days everything makes me a little emotional. 😉

    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Now I don’t feel odd about loving the book “Ping.” The book made its way into one of my ms’s, now whether it stays or not is another story.

  9. Mango ice tea while sitting at a table in Barnes and Nobles and reading a good book–can it get any better? This professor doesn’t think so!

  10. I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! Check it out, there’s cake!

  11. Miche Sipes Says:

    I have very little recollection of what books I read as I child — I sometimes think I went straight to the Nancy Drew mysteries — but now I remember reading this Ping story. Thanks for dusting off one of my brain cells!

  12. Hey, saw you signed up for GUTGAA. Just doing a few rounds and saying hi to fellow writer wouldbes, like the blog 🙂

  13. “snagging a literary agent who loves my stories and characters as much as I do”
    ^ This is exactly what I’m hoping to find, too! Totally following your blog now.

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