About Amy Whitley
Amy Whitley, the voice behind The Never-True Tales and the family travel site, Pit Stops for Kids, is a freelance writer, poet, and aspiring novelist. Holding a B.A.in Creative Writing from Whitworth University, Amy has years of experience in both writing and editing, working as a publications editor for both not-for-profits and literary journals, and as an accomplished travel writer.
As a travel writer, her work has appeared in national magazines, such as Redbook, online travel publications such as Boots ‘n All, Travel Savvy Mom, and We Just Got Back, and family travel mega sites such as Expedia and Uptake. Amy writes on staff for Practical Travel Gear and Go Green, Travel Green, and is Content Editor of Trekaroo. She also writes a print column on outdoor family travel for Outdoors NW Magazine. As founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids, her site has been awarded numerous ‘top 25′ travel website awards, and she’s a regular contributor to the Medford Mail Tribune’s Joy Magazine (a print newspaper) for travel pieces on everything from hiking Olympic National Park to kayaking on Oahu.
Amy’s creative writing has appeared in literary journals such as PoetTalk and Script, and her essays on parenting have been published in Indie Ink and StoryBleed. She was honored as a BlogHer Voice of the Year for 2011 and 2012 for a pieces originally written for The Never-True Tales.
Amy is currently seeking agent representation for her first novel of literary fiction, while in the (ardurous) process of drafting her second novel in the Young Adult genre. A lifelong student of creative writing, Amy will be speaking this January on the subject of memoir writing in blogging at the Mom Bloggers Camp.
To best reach Amy, email her at email@example.com or tweet her at @nevertruetales or @pitstopsforkids.