Amy Neal is a recent university graduate from Ottawa, Ontario. She studied the humanities and English literature, and while she was a student, she published short stories in her college's literary journal.
Amy's writing ranges from the mysterious to the disturbing, and can usually best be categorized in the thriller genre. She does her best to walk the line between realism and horror, and thrives on subtle ambiguity. One reader compared her style to the television series The Twilight Zone.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing or editing, I'm usually either doing something else creative, or watching shows and films––and, of course, I also spend a lot of my free time reading! Although I am primarily a writer, I'm also a photographer and singer, and I love to dance, cook, and sew. You might say I stay busy.
Some of my favourite things to watch are: Dollhouse, Alias, Fight Club, Vertigo, and The Wall.
Who are your favorite authors?
I always have trouble with this question, so I thought I'd answer in two parts.
1. Authors I always come back to (and always think of when I'm asked this question): Mary Higgins Clark, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Ludlum, Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Orwell, H.P. Lovecraft
2. Authors I am currently interested in (either just getting into or rediscovering): Margaret Atwood, Suzanne Collins, Neil Gaiman