Meet the Members: Amy Brazda

“I have been a member [of WLT] for just a few days, but I know I will be given many opportunities to learn, grow, and share as a writer, and I very much look forward to all three!”

— Amy Brazda

A member of the Writers’ League since June 2019, Amy lives in Houston, TX.

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Amy Brazda: I write books for kids, aged 3-9.

Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?

AB: I would like to have a drink with Wes Moore, and I would ask him how he felt about another man bearing his identical name, yet having the experience of a life totally different from his. The Other Wes Moore is a fantastic read, and I could not put it down. I have wanted to meet him since I saw him give an emotional and sincere presentation to high schoolers here in Houston.

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

AB: If I was stranded I would seek humor so I would want my fave all-time book of poetry by Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends, to help me survive.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

AB: I have been a member for just a few days, but I know I will be given many opportunities to learn, grow, and share as a writer, and I very much look forward to all three! I am a “people” person, so I hope to make many new friends who share my same love of writing and allowing readers of our books much happiness, whichever genre they write!

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

AB: I am looking forward to doing my own kind of marketing! I love getting out into the community, not sharing this book in big stores or social media, but meeting people, especially kids! (I don’t even want to do large-scale PowerPoint presentations.) For school visits I will get down in reading circles with small classes and read so I can connect with the kids! Since the book is about my puppy, I have already met the nicest pet store, groomers, and pet store owners who love dogs and want me to share my book in their small business stores, which I want to promote! I hope the poetry I wrote as the text of the book inspires others to write poetry, which I have always loved.

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

AB: It did not come out in the last year, but in light of his passing I loved, loved the book George Bush wrote — All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings. It shows the power of the written word, especially in our electronic world!

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion! 

AB: I have two amazing kids in college who have taken on writing as journalists! They were taught by me at very early ages, and I am thrilled they have chosen to be writers so they can get out and meet a diversity of people, have great adventures, travel, and enjoy their lives! I was a competitive junior tennis player and my kids took up tennis, so I have loved being a “tennis mom,” I love to cook, and I absolutely love being a one-on-one tutor/business owner of my own tutoring company so I can help kids learn and grow as students and make an impact in these families’ lives.

Thank you, Amy!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!

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