About Me

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Welcome! I am an author of Gothic, contemporary, and cozy mysteries. You can find my books by clicking on the tab above. A former lawyer, I now write full-time in New Jersey, where I live with my family.

My blog is a place where I write whatever comes to mind, which may or may not include reading, writing, food, and wine. I usually post on Tuesdays, but I reserve the right to post more often when I have something really, really important to say or I find something amazing I want to share.

When I’m not writing, you will find me in the kitchen or the laundry room, but I much prefer the kitchen.  I love to cook and share the things I make. In my spare time, besides cooking, I love to read and travel.

I invite you to visit my other online hangouts:

Website: http://www.amymreade.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amreadeauthor and http://www.facebook.com/groups/AmyMReadesGothicFictionFans

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/readeandwrite

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/amymreade

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/amreade

Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/2IAq4RD

Goodreads Author Page: https://bit.ly/2kdkANN



41 comments on “About Me

  1. Tink here. Bumped into you at Sally’s End-of-Summer Party but we didn’t spend any time together so I had to check you out. Mom used to camp in NJ (all those years she lived in NYC). Good to see you live with a dog – but MUCH bigger than I am. Shih Tzus don’t get all that big anyway, and I am on the small size. Mom’s gonna’ put your books on something she calls her TBR list.

    HAPPY DOG DAY to you and Orly. If Orly writes anything, be sure to leave a link on any of my articles and I’ll move it up.
    Woof! TINK
    Guest-blogging for Mom’s site: (ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)


    • amreade says:

      Hi Tink,

      I should have posted a photo of Orly for Dog Day, but it slipped my mind. I told her all about you and she said to say hi. She’s asleep right now. It’s been a long morning of squirrel patrol and otherwise keeping the place safe from four-legged varmints that end up in the backyard sometimes. Good to meet you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Frances D says:

    Just read your interview at Fiona’s site. You had me at the question of your age — great answer. It’s funny first I discovered your blog because I interviewed Fiona, and you commented, and then I went to Fiona’s site and there you were again. Going to order your book this evening. The Fiona interview was a huge learning experience for me – I am re-writing it. Fiona is very special, and after taking a couple of days to read and re-read her answers I realized that a re-do was in order. I look forward to reading your book.


    • amreade says:

      Wow- you just made my day! I hadn’t heard of Fiona until recently, when I started following her Facebook page. She’s quite a marvel. I want to do something more for her than just share her posts and promote my own interview on her site, but I don’t know what to do. Maybe I should interview her, too. I have recently begun a new Reader Spotlight series on my blog. She might be a great reader to interview. What do you think?

      I’m thrilled that you’re going to check out my book. I really hope you enjoy it. I’m off to check out your site again!

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. It’s a pleasure to learn more about you, Amy. Wishing you huge success with the new book. Hugs!


  4. Ginny Frazee says:

    Just finished your book, Secrets of Hallstead. Wonderful. Suspenseful. Well written. Enjoyed it very much. What is the name of your second book? Will look forward to getting it and reading it, also.
    Ginny Frazee from Iowa

    Liked by 1 person

    • amreade says:

      Hi Ginny! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Secrets of Hallstead House. I know from your Facebook post that you learned the title of my second book, The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor, and you’ll see in my Facebook comment that I invited you to sign up for my newsletter. I’m giving away a pre-order of my third book, House of the Hanging Jade, in December. It won’t be out until April 2016, but the winner will have it on his or her ereader as soon as it comes out. I’m so glad you stopped by. Thanks for commenting!


  5. Rosemary Mirenda says:

    Congratulations on your two books! I just caught the article in Upper Township Sentinel. I also live in Beesleys Point and often rode next to you in spin class at CK Pilates. I haven’t seen you in quite quite some time.


    • amreade says:

      Hi Rosemary! Thanks for stopping by! I haven’t been there in quite some time, but I swear I’m going back. Soon. I promise. I miss spinning! Hope all is well with you. 🙂


  6. So nice to meet you here. I grew up in NJ, raised my family in SF bay, and now live in NE. I write romantic suspense and a blog that talks about writing, but mostly about the ‘flashes’ of life that occur around us. Hope we can stay connected.

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  7. Amy, I am pleased to meet you. I am an ex-paralegal trusts and estates/bookkeeper of a law firm, so I love our connection to the law. Visit when you can. ❤


  8. Jenny Rea says:

    Hi Amy – congratulations on the book and I am so excited for you. I know I will enjoy reading it.


  9. Burr W. Morris says:

    Hi Amy,
    We just read and enjoyed your blog. We can’t wait to read your book. Congratulations!


  10. Beatriz V. says:

    I can’t believe I have been missing out on your blog for this long! Love the name the posts–everything!


    • amreade says:

      Thank you!! I’ll be better about emailing you and the rest of the group when I have a new post, or you can click “follow” and be notified by email when there’s a new post. I’m so glad you like it!


  11. Trisha says:

    Congratulations Amy I can’t wait to read your book!!!! Lots of success


  12. Hayley R. says:

    Hello Amy,

    Nice blog. I know of bouvier des Flandres, I have heard that they are great guard dogs, and very nice. I love to cook, even if I don’t get to sample any of the food I make, because cooking is one of my favorite things to do.

    I can’t wait until your book comes out! I probably will be one of the first to read it!


    • amreade says:

      Hi, Hayley,
      Thanks for stopping by. Like every other dog owner, I think my dog is the best dog in the world. And too bad you can’t sample your own food! That’s the best part of cooking!


  13. Papa says:

    Amy. Papa is very proud of you. He’s reading your blog with Mary Ann


  14. Amy says:

    Thanks to all of you!!


  15. Mom says:

    We are so proud of you!


  16. Hailey says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait until your book comes out!


  17. Josh says:

    Congrats! Have fun writing!


  18. Angelina says:

    Hey Amy! Congrats on your new book!


  19. Carolyn Reade says:

    Congratulations on your new blog!


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