The Lovely & Talented.
I am often asked, what is your genre? To which I reply, life . . .
Because that is what I write about. Every aspect of my writing whether it's fiction, nonfiction or
professional stems from life experience and cannot be shoved into one category . . .
That's just not how life is lived. It bleeds over into that other thing, and shapes perceptions
and impacts experiences.
Twenty-seven years in the nonprofit sector including program development, strategic planning,
nonprofit management, board development, capacity building, grant writing & fund development
(largest award $3.2 million, most recent award $2.4 million). I have served in numerous positions including
Program Administrator, Grant Writer, Media Outreach Director, Executive Director, Grant Writing Instructor,
and Nonprofit Consultant. I received my undergraduate degree in English from Loyola Marymount University,
and my Master’s of Science degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.
So I've embraced all of that and figured out a way to make it all work.
There is no separation from Amber the fiction writing author and Amber the business writing
author. I am simply, an author. Your author. Because I write, for you.
My words are expressions of 27 years of nonprofit experiences--refined, defined, and outlined to strengthen communities. Or 40 years of imagination, creative curiosity, and risk-taking--shaped, molded, crafted to tell a story. Whether it's about how to sustain a nonprofit organization or the evolution of a main character, it's the same--it's writing. The content is different, but the writing process is the same.
So . . . no genre. No focus. just words, coming to life. Giving. Supporting. Expanding. I am, and forever will be
Your Author. An honor I hold near and dear to my heart.