She has worked as a columnist, newspaper journalist, feature writer, ghostwriter and non-fiction author. Her work has appeared in titles including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Good Weekend, Sunday Life, Who Weekly and House & Garden magazine, where she had a monthly column for five years.
Amy has written seven non-fiction books, including Love and Death in Kathmandu, Shoalhaven foodie tome Locavore (which she co-published), and The Road to Mount Buggery, winner of the 2002 Prize for Asia-Pacific Travel Writing, which she co-wrote with husband Mark Whittaker. Most recently, she edited the gorgeous local cookbook Our Berry Kitchen.
Since moving from Sydney to the South Coast six years ago, Amy has enjoyed juggling her roles as a writer, mum and chief vegie grower on the beautiful beef and sheep farm she shares with her husband and three children. For now, though, they’ve left the farm for a year to head off travelling around Indonesia and Australia.
Photograph by Louise Lister