Meet Amy Jean
Amy Jean is an author who relishes defying the status quo. Her intimate stories and activist writing style shines through in her artistic and masterful collection of work. The books and blog combine poetry and prose, propelling the reader along a melodic, serpentine path. Delving into her writing, one discovers a blend of words, rhythms, and illustrations composing art derived from her memories, dreams, and views of the world encompassing us. The concinnity of the work compels the reader to explore the work repeatedly, searching for subcurrent meanings and discovering opportunities for reader self-reflection.
Start by joining Amy on a markedly personal faith journey In The Kingdom Has Arrived Volume 1: Foundations, Snippets from a Wild Ride – A Prayer, A Poem, A Prophecy. Leslie Jones from Readers’ Favorite says, “The events that occurred are profound, miraculous, and inspiring. Even facing the judgment of those closest to her, Amy knew she was on the right path to complete self-awareness. “Everybody has a story in the Bible waiting to be lived, to unfold, to ignite their life, to be told, to be shared, to inspire others.”
Continue with Volume 2: Passion’s Fire on a protagonist’s journey of intoxicating love for God and the unveiling of scripture, shedding light on the prophecies of Isaiah and Revelation. Vincent Duablo, with Readers’ Favorite, says, “…Passion’s Fire can be considered a social phenomenon that merits scrutiny. It is a provocative work that proposes a return to spiritual renewal, as it presents belief correlating with attitudes on personal and social issues.”
There are three books of poetry in Amy Jean’s Side Steps series. This collection shoots flares up at the historical missteps we habitually ignore. D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer with Midwest Review, says, “…poetic social inspection at its best: a journey of compelling, engaging historical examination that links personal experience and evolution to activism in a compelling, unique, artistic manner where everything in life is potentially revolutionary.”
Amy Jean’s fourth book of poetry, The Long Stretch, is a collection of poems that share thoughts and experiences endured laboring towards cosmic birth in the new Heavens and New Earth. The author shares tidbits of struggles, opinions, dreams, visions, frustrations, and heartbreaks using a refreshing freestyle poetic mastery. A photograph from Unsplash depicts each poem majestically. The author reveals her desires and dreams as the chapters progress from her thoughts on “truths” and throwing many of them out to spin her desires into reality.
Crying can be refreshing. It’s healthy to release anger appropriately. And laughing at yourself is a definite mood booster. Petrichor/ Sediments: A Few Remaining Dark Thoughts by Amy Jean is a therapeutic spiral-bound flipbook with two books of poetry. When read from one side, the reader will find poems accompanied by black stick-figure illustrations, and when read from the other side, poems and colorful cartoon-like illustrations. Sediments, A Few Remaining Dark Thoughts depicts the remaining somber, painful thoughts that one would prefer to be blotted out. Petrichor portrays the idyllic manifestations that occur when one’s dreams become a reality.
Like a tragic comedy, the book is an artful transformation of those disappointing memories and abstract nightmares you wish never happened, so you make them laughable, then flip to the other side to be refreshed.
Illustrations by Eric Savage.