Today, Amy has a beautiful life helping people who help others. She lives in Texas with her son and their dog, cat, and hermit crabs. But it wasn't always so rosy.
Amy grew up in an abusive environment and struggled with drinking early, losing her National Merit Scholarship and friendships along the way. She spent many unhappy years battling alcoholism and addiction. Thankfully, nearly 20 years ago, Amy got sober and started writing her own story.
She went back to school as an adult and got her degree in English at the University of Texas at Arlington and did graduate studies in creative writing at the University of North Texas. She landed a job at the local ABC-TV affiliate, writing and producing for creative services. To her shock and everyone’s surprise, she earned two Emmy Award nominations—and one win—for her work at the station.
In 2005, Amy started her own freelance writing business and worked with clients all over the country while remotely serving on the editorial staffs of several magazines.
In 2008, she served as Managing Editor and then Senior Editor of SUCCESS magazine, where she met and interviewed acclaimed experts, celebrities, and leaders. She worked with legends and up-and-comers in the personal development industry and gained invaluable lessons about success in life and business. Today she serves as the Side Hustle columnist for SUCCESS, helping people turn side hustles into success stories.
In 2012, she relaunched her business, Anderson Content Consulting LLC. She and her team have since worked with companies like Advisors Excel, Ryan, Predictive ROI, and Dell, as well as with clients such as John Assaraf, Darren Hardy, John Addison, Stacy Tuschl, Shawn Achor, and Todd Duncan.
Her writing has been published over 150 times.
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