June 8, 2019 – Prescott, Arizona,
Womens’ bellies. After birthing. Wildies Trip on Spider Ranch
(Jessica Brandi Lifland//freelance)

Amy M. Hale is an award-winning author who lives and works on Spider Ranch, a 50,000-acre cattle operation in the rough terrain of Yavapai County. The ranch’s goal is to raise food in a sustainable manner while working in tandem with government agencies. Amy and her husband, Gail Steiger cowboy together on the ranch and are sought-after presenters of story, spoken word, and music in venues all over the country.

Published under Amy Hale Auker, Rightful Place and Ordinary Skin: Essays from Willow Springs are works of creative nonfiction, detailing a life lived on the land, and published by Texas Tech University Press. Her novels, Winter of Beauty and The Story Is the Thing, were released by Pen-L Publishing. Livestock Man is a collection of the poetry Amy often performs on stage.

In her writing, Amy endeavors to produce something of value from a place where the bats fly, the lizards do pushups on the rocks, the bears leave barefoot prints in the dirt, the hummingbirds do rain dances in August, spiders weave for their food, and poetry is in the chrysalis and the cocoon.

While Amy writes about the specific places she inhabits, she inspires readers to find and inhabit their place in the world. Amy’s distinct voice is infused by flash and slam, and her innate ability to distill ideas appeals to readers who are aspiring to dwell in the sacred every day, or longing to leave behind that which is safe, but small.

Amy is represented by Senior Literary Agent Sandra Bishop of Transatlantic Literary Agency. Find her books on Amazon, the websites of her publishers, or at www.amymhale.com. Follow her on Facebook.