I’m Amy B. Scher: writer, teacher, and mentor.

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I help writers get their ideas into books and those books into print.

With no college degree or formal writing education, I’m proof that anyone can become a successful author. And I’ll show you how to do it.

In addition to my books, my work has been featured in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, GMA, CNN, CBS, New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus and more.


AMY B. SCHER is an award-winning and bestselling author of four books (translated into 16 languages). With a background in marketing (i.e. Harley-Davidson, State Farm, Scripps Howard News) and publishing, Amy is recognized for her unique ability to bridge the gap between the craft of writing and the business of being an author.

Amy has sold all four of her own books “on proposal” and works with agents and authors to help them do the same. She loves planning, strategizing, and most of all … breaking things down to make things feel more do-able for her authors so they never feel alone.

She lives in New York City with her beautiful wife and bad cat where she is proud to serve on the associate board for Literacy Partners in New York City, an organization that chose her memoir, This Is How I Save My Life (Simon & Schuster), as part of the city’s Subway Reads initiative.


Latest Release: This Is How I Save My Life: Searching the World for a Cure

A Lyme Disease Memoir

Now available in paperback!

One of Good Morning America’s most anticipated books for May!

“A heartwarming and inspiring story that will change the way you look at life.” —Vikas Swarup, New York Times bestselling author of Slumdog Millionaire

“Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer” Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love.

“An Eat Pray Love-like memoir.” —Pam Grout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared

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