Amy in mufflerAmy Sayers comes from a deep lineage of writers and artists. Her grandfather, a Russian Anarchist, wrote his memoirs about the Russian Revolution. Her father, Martin Kallman, was a well-known poet, classical pianist and artist and was her constant mentor. Born in New York City, she grew up in Detroit, in a house her father painted purple, surrounded by literature, art and classical music. Amy was always writing and combined poetry with dance in her choreography. She studied dance and literature at Wayne State University and UC Santa Cruz, and followed her dream of dancing in New York. After ten years of performing in the big city, where she worked with the dance companies of Nancy Meehan, Lori Bellilove and Ken Rinker, Amy felt a summons toward New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.

There, the magical landscape, high altitude and blue skies spoke to her heart and artist’s soul. Amy began her study of the healing arts in Santa Fe. Breast cancer inspired a deeper journey and Amy dove into the creative process of painting, apprenticing with nationally known artists. She has shown her work in various galleries on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

Nature has always been a key element for Amy’s meditation and writing, whether it is a walk through the arroyo behind her New Mexico home or sitting on the cliffs in Devon, watching the surf pound the ancient rocks. There, the veils get pulled back to reveal a collage of image and dialog that she journals about daily.

These are the threads to a story that deeply informed her writing. Amy has written Soul Rising: A Journey from Infertility to Adoption as a synthesis of life events. It is a culmination of dreams, visions and insight that led up to her marriage and the adoption of her daughter, Marika. This story is a sacred offering of her pain and wisdom, of a miracle, and a life-long dream realized.

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