The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
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Amy K. Nichols

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2017, 2018

Amy K. Nichols has been a musician, a web designer, a political assistant, a teacher, and a technical writer. She’s traveled overseas, studied medieval paleography, earned a brown belt in karate, been complimented by Benedict Cumberbatch, and survived being crushed by drunken Scots. She lives in Peoria with her husband, two children and too many books. She is the author of the YA science fiction novels Now That You're Here and While You Were Gone published by Knopf. She taught with the Your Novel Year program at the Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU, served as the Writer in Residence for the Glendale Public Library, and is currently plotting her next adventure. Visit her online at