Amy Hale Auker

Prescott, Arizona

Amy Hale Auker cowboys for Spider Ranch in Yavapai County, Arizona, with her husband, Gail Steiger. Work on the ranch provides ample material for her writing: prose, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of Rightful Place, a collection of essays, and two novels, Winter of Beauty and The Story Is the Thing.

Amy’s presentations on the stage and on the page are deeply rooted in the natural world where the bats fly, lizards do pushups on the rocks and bears leave barefoot prints in the dirt. Where hummingbirds do rain dances in August, spiders weave for their food and poetry is in the chrysalis and the cocoon. She tells stories about the real world where things grow up out of the ground, where the miracle of life happens over and over again and where people can and do survive without malls or Arby’s.

Amy believes that what you put out there is what you get back and that growing food is an honorable profession

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