Having grown up in an alcoholic home, Amy Voltaire knows firsthand what it feels like to be a teenager with an addicted parent. She wants to share the effect this illness has on others, which inspired her to write her Young Adult novel My Name is Erin and My Mom’s an Addict.
Amy Voltaire has lived in Yorktown, Virginia her whole life. She makes a living as an Accountant, but spends much of her free time writing. She has always loved to write, but it wasn’t until the sixth grade when she was invited to attend The Young Author’s Conference that she realized she might have a knack for it. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) in Toastmasters International. During her journey to become a DTM, she has written and given over sixty speeches, winning several contests in the process.
When she’s not working, writing, or attending Toastmasters meetings, you’ll find her watching TV with her best buddies (her dog and cat), reading a book, or going to her favorite restaurants with her son, Chase.
Amy is, in many ways, still a child at heart and therefore, loves all things magical. She loved the first Harry Potter movie so much that she went and saw it a second time by herself. She admits to having zero fashion sense, always opting for comfort over appearance, and being completely unable to walk in high-heeled shoes.
Thank you to Li Cara and Meet the Author for this wonderful introduction to author Amy Voltaire. Her new book “My Name is Erin and My Mom’s an Addict” officially launches on April 27. It's the powerful story of an addict’s daughter, raised by her grandparents, as she navigates her daily life and the shocking reappearance of her mother. Erin represents so many kids in our society, and her journey is unfortunately not a unique one. In writing this book, Amy offers hope to those young people and the knowledge that they are not alone in their situation. You can order your copy at https://amywritesstuff.com/You can follow Amy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmyVoltaireAuthor/You can follow Amy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/amyvoltaireauthor/ “If you’re a teen and someone important to you is an addict, you can find support in a Narateen group.” https://www.nar-anon.org/narateen “Alateen is for teen and younger family members and friends of Al-Anon members focused on those dealing with alcoholics” https://al-anon.org/for-members/group-resources/alateen/Are you an author? Be like Amy! Reach out to https://blue-dragon-publishing.com/
Posted by Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC on Tuesday, March 19, 2019