Writing about hard things with a hopeful slant.

Balancing life, 12-step recovery, and living with a brain injury.

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Who is Amy London?

I have always been a writer.

I just never believed it.

Until now.

For years I was a self-sufficient over-achiever with intermittent loafer tendencies. I prided myself on how I didn’t need anyone to get where I was going, I was doing a mighty fine job of it myself.

All that changed one summer.


Latest Blog Stories

Amy’s Adventures of Being

Little life lessons in everyday experiences.

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Flushing out the Fear

October 18th, 2021 2:51pm|0 Comments

“We are always believing in something,” my neighbor said to me this afternoon, “so you might as well choose the positive side [...]

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The Fortitude of Five

August 29th, 2021 4:21pm|0 Comments

Tomorrow will be five months. Well, the completion of four and the start of five. Five months of dating the same woman I have [...]

Recent Essays & Articles

Anthologized Essay

Surviving Brain Injury: Stories of Strength and Inspiration

A collection of stories by almost 90 brain injury survivors from across the world – all brought together by an invisible injury that affects so many, yet isn’t understood by the majority of people.

These stories offer strength and inspiration to fellow survivors and help others understand the journey they go through.

Midwest Book Award finalist.

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“Smart, Fresh, Inspired and Thought Provoking.”

“Her raw honesty speaks to all humans, experiencing all of life’s challenges and joys and leaves one feeling connected. She has a talent for pulling the covers off the struggles we all face and taking away their illusive power by sprinkling them with a bit of levity and humor. Simply refreshing!
Noelle G., Operations Manager

“The strongest themes deal with humility and recovery. The silly notes are much more subtle. She plumbs the depths of darkness with a ladylike sweetness.”

Lucinda B., Website Designer

“Amy’s writings have become welcome guests in my life. Her stories have all of the comfort of coffee with an old friend, one that knows me and my struggles.”

Mitchell L., Musician & Poker Pro

“Amy writes highly sensorial, descriptive, and even poetic slice-of-life scenes, often with an underlying inspirational message.”

Rebecca G., Grant Writer