Amy Neftzger (born June 23) is an American researcher and author who has published fiction books, non-fiction books, business articles, and peer review research. Her works have reached an international audience.
Amy was born in Illinois and graduated from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She received her bachelors degree from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida and her Masters in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She graduated from both Universities with honors.
She has written numerous business and journal articles, but her fiction works have been the most commercially successful. In 2003 she published Conversations with the Moon, which was also translated into Korean and published in South Korea. In 2005 she collaborated with her husband, guitarist Tyra Neftzger on a children's book called "All that the Dog Ever Wanted." The book was designed to introduce children to jazz music at an early age and included a CD sampler of jazz tunes. In 2007 she worked as an editor on a business fable called "The Damned Company." She's also written "Confessions From a Moving Van" and "Leftover Shorts."
In 2013, Amy released her first Young Adult book called "The Orphanage of Miracles." The sequel to this book, "The Orchard of Hope" is scheduled for release in June of 2014, and The Ferryman (adult fiction) is scheduled for release in October, 2014.
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The Orchard of Hope
A quest to save hope.
A kingdom under a spell.
A wizard in training.
A gargoyle with a sweet tooth.
In a land under the spell of an evil sorcerer, everyone needs hope - but when hope is being eaten alive there's not enough for anyone.
The Orphanage of Miracles
Perhaps everyone could use a miracle, but very few will find the one they truly need.
Amid a war torn land, hidden deep within an enchanted forest, hides an orphanage where miracles abound. It s a magical place built by a resolute king who is determined to defeat an evil sorcerer waging bitter war against his people. Victory just might take a miracle, and so the orphanage may very well hide the
Confessions From a Moving Van
Confessions From a Moving Van is a short story that follows a series of individuals embarking upon life changes as told from the perspective of a moving van who closely observes them.
Bedtime Stories for Cats
A book of stories, fables, and essays written by cats for cats. Story topics range from cat mythology to “tails” of adventure and magic.
Bedtime Stories for Dogs
A book of stories, poems, fables, and essays written by dogs for dogs. Story topics range from mythology and magic to “tails” of misfortune, adventure, and joy.
Conversations with the Moon
A collection of short stories whimsically told from the moon's point of view of life on earth. The moon shares stories that convey what he has learned about this planet, as well as his curiosity about it. The moon is a spectator to some of life's most poignant moments. If you have never heard the voice of the moon, perhaps you might enjoy reading what he has to say.
A diverse collection of three short stories written by Amy Neftzger: The Marshmallow War, Peripheral Witches, and Parson's Song.
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