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Amy Arden explores the past and present iterations of places and ideas. She’s hiked, driven, camped, and ridden on a 6,000-mile journey across a dozen states, and shared those adventures in a series of blog posts.

Her writing has appeared in Smithsonian magazine online, Viral History, World Travelers Today, and other publications. She is a former contributor to American Cowboy magazine, writing on topics as broad as the frontier itself: history, music, art, travel, and a firsthand look at driving cattle through the Nevada desert.

Amy attended the Southampton Writers’ Conference in 2017, where she studied fiction with Meg Wolitzer and completed a residency. She received a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship in 2014. Amy is a member of the National Federation of Press Women and the Bethesda Writers Center. She is a graduate of Oglethorpe University and the University of Kent, England.