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.
Playing Johnny Cash in Quarantine, May 9, 2020
Neither Here Nor There, March 24, 2019
Enter Kate Cochrane, October 8, 2016