Amy Lou Jenkins Spring/Summer Campaign Spotlight

The Spring/Summer Campaign introduces Author and writer Amy Lou Jenkins.

About the Author: Amy Lou holds a BSN in Nursing and Professional Communication and MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from Bennington College. She teaches as a university adjunct and at writing retreats, conferences and workshops. Her environmental and nature writing has been honored by, The Florida Review Editors Award in Nonfiction, Literal Latte Essay Awards, Flint Hills Review Nonfiction Award, X.J. Kennedy Award for Nonfiction, and more. Her nonfiction has also won first place in the Jade Ring Award for Essay Writing, Wisconsin Regional Writing Award in Essay, Memoir, and Travel Writing. She is the recipient of a Mesa Refuge writing fellowship for environmental writing. Her book, Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting won Wisconsin’s highest honor in outdoor writing: First place in the Ellis /Henderson Outdoor Writing Award.

Her work has appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers, and anthologies including Wisconsin Trails,  Wisconsin Academy Review, Flint Hills Review, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Shepherds Express, Florida Review, Inkpot, Earth Island Journal, Grit, Generations, Rosebud, Big Apple Parent, MetroParent, Washington Families, Chicken Soup, Cup of Comfort books, Women on Writing, The Maternal is Political, and Wild with child. Jenkins writes a quarterly book review column for the Sierra Club’s Muir View and maintains a personal website at and a writing site at

She’s read her essays on Wisconsin and Alaska public radio and been a radio guest on dozens of shows.  She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, son, and two spoiled dogs.

About her newest release:  A mother and son explore parallels in the world of people and nature. “EVERY NATURAL FACT: FIVE SEASONS OF OPEN AIR PARENTING”

Rich in sensory immediacy, characterization, natural history, and humor, these explorations of natural history, flora and fauna, and parenting themes demonstrate that the mythic thread that winds through everything can still be found, even in a world of wounds.  Best Gifts for Parents and Kids Found in Every Natural Fact, Each Individual and Every Relationship Needs Time in Nature Scientific evidence about the need for nature is mounting. Amy Lou Jenkins’ book Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting is a best gift pick (recommended by the Bookworm, Midwest Booksellers and others) that offers a new model for building better humans and better relationships: go outside. Every Natural Fact was released this summer by Holy Cow! Press, and chronicles mother and son nature walks, in every season, across the state of Wisconsin.

Check Amy Lou out online!

Events for the Author:

June 13-17 Write by Lake Writers Retreat: Anthologies and the Nonfiction Writer.

Details of Event: This workshop is for those writing memoir, essays, and essay collections, and writers from other genres wishing to cross over. It’s also for the writer working on a long book project, who’d like to get some published clips before they complete and start to shop their manuscript to agents and editors. Since many writers want to engage agents and editors with their nonfiction in proposals, cover letters, and queries, these nonfiction sessions could be applicable to writers of all genres.  

    By the end of the week, participants will have decoded strategies used by great writers and have incorporated these skills into their own work. Each writer will have a plan to publish their new writing projects and ongoing systems to keep churning out new writing and publishing credits in multiple venues. Participants will have the option of compiling and publishing a class project: a print-on-demand or class anthology.  The class will decide. The 2010 class continued to work together after the workshop and published their own anthology– A Moment in Time: A nonfiction anthology, by the writers of room 112. Find it at

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Amy Lou’s books can be purchased here:

Amazon (softcover or ebook)

Barnes and Noble (paperback or ebook)

Powell’s Bookstore

 Holy Cow! Press

Look for an interview with Amy on June 23rd on The POV Lounge

Tomorrow on The POV Lounge..

The Biggest Contest of the YEAR!!!!! you don’t want to miss what From A Writer’s POV has in store for you!

Signing Off,



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