Ami McKay is a celebrated Canadian-American writer, known for her enchanting historical fiction novels deeply rooted in feminist history. Born on August 23rd, 1968 in Indiana, she honed her skills at The University of Kentucky, earning her Bachelor's degree in Music Education, and later, her master's in English Literature and Creative Writing at Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada. One can trace a fine line between her two seemingly disparate interests; music, often resonating in the subtext of her literary works, enhancing her storytelling, stirring profound emotions, and encapsulating her readers.
McKay reached literary fame through her debut novel, "The Birth House," an international bestseller that was aired as a television mini-series in Canada. Her works, subsequently, have been recognized with numerous accolades including the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Award, and shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Ami's vivid style of writing, characterized by richly detailed and meticulously researched narratives, reflects her commitment to giving a voice to those often unspoken in history.
Today, Ami McKay continues to captivate audiences globally with her prolific writing that challenges gender norms and societal constructs. Beyond her fiction writing, she serves as a tutor, sharing her passion with budding authors, carries out historical research for her narratives, and partakes in local community theater and music, upholding her firm belief in the intertwining of arts. Her writing is indeed a mirror to her life - a euphony of art, history, and human emotion, all melded seamlessly together.