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The Language of Light - Amy's Blog

Amy's writings about her unconventional marriage to a prisoner serving a 13-year to life sentence for murder is the basis of her memoir, DESPERADO'S WIFE and has been included in several anthlogies, including:

STRICKEN: THE 5,000 STAGES OF GRIEF, "NEW YEAR'S DAY," Dalton Books, edited by Spike Gillespie and Katherine Tanney (CLICK HERE for a review on BlogCritics Books)

DANCING AT THE SHAME PROM, Seal Press (2013), edited by Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter

Her essays on the topic have been printed in prestigious media outlets including:

MODERN LOVE: KEPT TOGETHER BY THE BARS BETWEEN US -- The New York Times

MY HUSBAND, THE CONVICTED MURDERER -- Salon.com

THE KATIE COURIC SHOW

FIVE JEWS YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO INVITE TO PASSOVER

Additional essays and stories by and about Amy include:

MEMOIR AND THE ART OF MEMORY, LA EDITORS AND WRITERS GROUP

MARRIAGE 101 -- Huffington Post

BREATHLESS -- Fresh Yarn

WHAT WAS I THINKING? 58 BAD BOYFRIEND STORIES, Google e-book

TO HONOR A TEACHER, edited by Jeff Spoden -- includes a tribute written by Amy about her mentor, Donald Barthelme

HUFFINGTON POST INTERVIEW WITH MONA GABLE ON DESPERADO'S WIFE

UCLA EXTENSION INTERVIEW ON DESPERADO'S WIFE AND KATIE COURIC

DESPERADO'S WIFE, KATIE COURIC AND ME by Dennis Danziger, The Good Men Project

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