Ami is the ghostwriter for several internationally recognized master horse trainers and other notable experts. Books she has been involved in creating include: Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship; The Rider’s Pain–Free Back; and Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation. She is the editor of the Trainer’s Certification Manual for the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and the Certified Polo Instructor Manual for the United States Polo Association (USPA).
Ami is also an award-winning scriptwriter. Her screenplays have received recognition in the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, the Great Lakes International Screenplay Competition, the Austin Heart of Film Screenwriting Competition, and others. "Valentimes Day," a short film written for the SONY 4K Challenge as part of the 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival, was a featured selection in the 2014 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. "The Interview" won both the Grand Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Out of the Box Playwriting Competition in 2012.
A tireless mentor and cheerleader, Ami has helped scores of writers from 13 year–olds to septuagenarians get their first byline. She is always looking for ways to help writers make the most of writing time, jumpstart creativity, and pack more firepower into the writer’s arsenal. When she discovers something that works, she is quick to share it. She especially enjoys speaking to writers and conducting writing workshops. She graduated with distinction from Andrews University and holds degrees in English and Education.
Some of Ami’s favorite things (in no particular order) are: riding her horses, losing herself in a book, drinking good coffee, eating chocolate, and kibitzing with her daughter during a movie. She and her family live with their “vast menagerie” on a 100+ year–old farm in southwest Michigan.
Kim Jorgensen Gane
|Kim Jorgensen Gane
Kim writes on a variety of topics including parenting through midlife crisis, infertility, health and wellness, personal empowerment, politics, and about anything else that interests her, including flash fiction and her novel in progress.
In Spring of 2014, Kim was one of fourteen essayists selected to participate in the Listen To Your Mother: Northwest Indiana performance at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso, IN. From 2015 - 2017, she produced the Listen To Your Mother: Southwest Michigan shows.
Her essay was featured in 51%: Women and the Future of Politics, and she is co-editor with Dana Talusani (fellow cast-member in LTYM Boulder, CO) for the #JudyBlumeProject, which is currently seeking submissions.
Kim lives and works on Michigan’s sunset coast with her husband, two boys, two standard poodles and a gecko. She’s been every-mom, raising two generations of kids over twenty-seven years.