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Amy Reichert earned her MA in Literature from Marquette University, and honed her writing and editing skills as a technical writer (which is exactly as exciting as it sounds). As a newly minted member of the local library board, she loves helping readers find new books to love. She’s a life-long Wisconsin resident with (allegedly) a very noticeable accent, a patient husband, and two too-smart-for-their-own-good kids. When time allows, she loves to read, collect more cookbooks than she could possibly use, and test the limits of her DVR. (Bio courtesy of Amy's website.)
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Something good that happened to you recently.
It’s been an abundance of riches for me, lately. With THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE finally coming out, everything is shiny and bright! It’s kind of hard to top that. If I were to name something specific, visiting the printing plant to see my book be printed rates very high. Everyone was so generous with their time. I’ll never forget seeing an entire palette of my books.
Something good that happened to someone you know recently.
A friend recently visited India, where she and her family had lived for a short time six years ago. People they knew during their first stay recognized them and even with the language barrier, were able to express their delight at the reunion. (You can read more here.) I love stories that remind me that kind people are everywhere.
Something good you witnessed.
I’m currently helping out at Girl Scout camp for my daughter’s troop. Our group is a mish-mash of five different troops—some of the girls came to camp all alone. I’m delighted that they have mixed up and made sure no girls are left out without any adult prompting. It’s so rewarding to see these girls become compassionate and caring young women.
Something good you heard on the news.
This is a bit silly, but I read a story that Channing Tatum helped 92 year-old Stan Lee off a Comic-Con stage. It’s a small thing, but reveals so much about the kind of person Channing Tatum is. I just love it.
My sister, Pam Lehman, is like my angel. I’m the worst sister. I never call (unless I need to ask for something), and she’s still waiting for her signed copy of my book, but she is always there for me. Always. Most recently, she volunteered to take a day off of work to help with my book launch party. Seriously, she’s an angel!
Something good you did for someone else.
My mom is moving out of her house after 40 plus years. So my sister (the above mentioned angel) and I are helping her pack things up, put her house on the market, and find a new place to live. It doesn’t really feel like I’m doing anything special, because she’s my mom and I’d do anything for her, but I know there are a lot of people who don’t have that type of support.
Thanks to Amy for warming our hearts and to Gallery for sharing her book with our readers.
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