Amy Swain's Profile
Frances Harris passed away in December 2009, but before she died, she loved strongly and fiercely. Full of opinions, she would tell me exactly what she thought about every aspect of my life. Tiresome, yes, but helpful always. When she learned that I would eventually try to publish my academic work, she decided I needed a pen name. Thus, Amy Rae was born. It’s a combination of my first name and my mother’s middle name.
While I won’t be needing a pseudonym in the academic arena, I would need a name for my craft projects. I thought about using ‘Amy Rae Designs’ or ‘Amy Rae Creations’, but those options were booor-ring. I thought back about my grandma, and what I loved most about her – her voice, her practice of calling me all.the.time, her humor. But mostly I thought about the advice that she so freely dispensed, advice that I now miss and need so…
- Born on May 9
- Joined August 13, 2010