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Our Team


Amy Atwell

Founder, Manager

With a vision for helping others, Amy Atwell has been building communities for goal-oriented authors since she founded WritingGIAM in 2004. In 2011, she received the RWA® Service Award for the scope of her volunteer activities. She honed her organizational skills as a theater production and stage manager, then went on to 15 years of retail management where she specialized in organization and problem-solving. A 2008 Golden Heart® finalist, Amy’s 2010 debut release LYING EYES is a contemporary caper that blends mystery and suspense with love and laughter. She self-published AMBERSLEY in 2011, which hit the Top 100 Books and #1 in Historical Romance on both Kindle and Nook and has since sold 100,000+ copies. If you Google her, please note she’s not the doctor, photographer or West Coast actress. Read more about her on her website.

Kirby Anderson

Digital Formatter, Conference Updates

One of the original founders of Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Kirby holds an MFA in Arts Administration from Virginia Tech. He now divides his computer time between composing music and formatting digital books for Author E.M.S. clients.

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