Historical Novelist Amy Nowak has lived in and researched the American West for over thirty years. Her exploration of prehistoric ruins and study of European expansion has inspired her to write candid stories that embrace bygone events, while her approachable characters arouse vitality, spiritual contemplation, and hope. On a more personal note, Amy loves southwestern style food and often dithers between red sauce and green, but she’ll take either with a squeeze of lime.

In 2018, Amy was elected to serve on the Board of Women Writing the West as President-Elect. Prior to that, Amy served as Women Writing the West Member at Large for two years, after first attending their Twentieth Annual Conference in Golden, CO. As Amy learned more about this organization, she discovered Women Writing the West to be professional and welcoming and she decided to get involved. In 2020, Amy completed her term as President and went on to serve as The WILLA Literary Awards Chair. You may learn more about Women Writing the West by visiting their website at WomenWritingtheWest.org

The author, inside a kiva
Pecos Pueblo (Cicuye) NM