If you've made it here, I assume you are an agent who was received my query. Thank you. And sincere thanks for taking the time from your stacks of queries to come further explore mine.
Here you'll learn more about me and my ideas for "All Beginnings, All of the Time."
If you're really going after it and make it over to the "well that was fun" page, you'll see a blog I used to write called "Adventures in Epic Time Wasting," which means you could potentiallybe wasting your time so epically by reading about how I waste mine.
I have a background in magazine writing and editing, as an entertainment editor first for more then Seventeen magazines. At both I wrote book and movie reviews, funny front-of-book pieces and did celebrity interviews.
My specialty was asking celebrities such hard-hitting questions as, "what's on your iPod?" or, come the holidays, "were you naughty or nice this year?" I'm all about satisfying the burning needs of the public like that.
I was a producer for j.crew.com where I wrote copy and produced photo shoots.
In 2015, I published a parenting-humor memoir called Dear Babies (see under "books and projects" page) based on my former blog of the same name. When pursuing traditional publishing I often met the question of my social media following, but at the time being a big tweeter was not a good fit for me, like a pair of Z. Cavaricci pants in the late 80's.
I self-published instead, swallowed my pride* (*not a significant amount), and with a mix of reaching out to contacts and good ol' fashioned stalking, I landed Dear Babies in Pregnancy (read here),and Star magazine...
Six years later, as I leaf through Dear Babies files for this site, I read genuine reviews and letters from people about how much the book affected them and what it meant to them. I made them laugh. I made them think. I made them for one moment in time feel less alone. How else to measure a book's success but with that.
Now onto recent years, how I sold my soul and entered the ethically-questionable world of writing sponsored content for various brands.
I wrote a screenplay called "Snowday" that has been described as "not terrible" and made a grown man cry. It is in the process of being pitched to real life production companies.
"A woman home with her children on a snow day texts with her four college friends. As the snow melts, complexities get revealed in this exploration of motherhood, marriage, and past and present selves.”
In general I am always "working on something," which at the moment includes an essay collection into a novel, and completing a new fiction book. I'd like an agent to help me find homes for the many projects I create while not paying attention to my children's sports games, or staring at the ceiling at 2:57 a.m.
I invite you to my "books and projects" page to learn more about these, as well as works from the past.
I am comfortable with public speaking.
And after a year or seventeen of being a recluse, subjecting only my dog to my humor ("don't eat that banana peel, Finn, it's very unappealing!") I can be found writing on instagram at @itsamydenby.
Thank you so much for coming to check out my site.
For someone who writes often on time, I sincerely thank you for yours.
Please be in touch to discuss anything further or with questions.