Welcome to A Lifely Read.

You may recall being told, as a child, to “use your words.” It’s likely that you yourself have uttered this phrase to your own children, students, or special kid in your life. You know why we use it? Because, for many reasons, we really, really want to hear what that child has to say!

As adults, most of us relish in “using our words.” We use words – either as a recipient or an initiator – via writing, talking, reading. Words are how we communicate. But sometimes we need a little nudge – a reminder that, well, words are amazing and dynamic.

The overarching theme of my work is that I connect words and people. Here’s how:

Communications Work for Nonprofits and Small Organizations: Every great organization has a story to tell. I work with groups to provide the words to help tell – and sell – their story. You can click HERE for more information about this type of work.

Events: I read – a lot – and believe there is something powerful about literature and how it reflects “real life,” particularly when people are gathered together to celebrate it. Click HERE to learn more.

Blog: I took out this URL in 2014 upon deciding to start a blog about books. Click HERE to peruse my posts, which use literature as a way to examine “real life” and HERE to read more about the genesis of the blog.

Other Writing: Occasionally I write for other publications. You may click HERE to see where my byline has appeared.

To contact: Please feel free to shoot me an email at Amy@ALifelyRead.com or connect with me via Instagram, where I have a lot of fun exploring the world of books and reading.