I’m Amy B. Scher, writer, teacher, and book proposal coach.


With no college degree or formal writing education, I’m proof that anyone can become a published author. If you have words to write, but doubt you can get them out into the world, stay right here.

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AMY B. SCHER is an award-winning and bestselling author. She’s been featured in Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CNN, CBS, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus and more. Scher was also named one of Advocate’s “40 Under 40.”

With a background in both publishing and marketing (i.e. Harley-Davidson, State Farm), Amy has been recognized for her unique ability to bridge the gap between the craft of writing and the business of being an author.

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 NYC’s Subway Reads initiative.

Amy’s books have been translated into thirteen languages and endorsed by notable authors such as Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray Love); Vikas Swarup (Slumdog Millionaire); and Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Harvard Medical School and (Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra).

Amy lives in New York City with her beautiful wife and bad cat.

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