Amy Leigh Strickland, CWO
Amy Leigh Strickland was raised in Townsend, Massachusetts, but found her way down south for her education. She was highly involved in high school, devoting her time to Art Club, Drama Club, Student Council, and Flight Student Literary Magazine. While at North Middlesex Regional High School, Amy anchored the North Middlesex News, served as President of the school’s chapter of the National Honors Society, and earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. She also spent summers and weekends volunteering to found and direct the Harry Potter Book Club for children at the Townsend Public Library.
She went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Performing Arts, from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008. That year she played the title role in the Neil Bartlett adaptation of Oliver Twist, directed by Tony Award winner, Sharon Ott.
Amy has worked as a model, actress, teacher, and web designer. Since relocating to Alabama, Amy has starred in the Birmingham Independent film, Lost in Reality (as the brainy ingenue, Maggie) and was featured in a commercial for The University of Montevallo.
Amy has recently finished her M.Ed. in Secondary Education at The University of Montevallo. Her publications include Olympia Heights: The Pantheon, Olympia Heights: The Weight of the World, Olympia Heights: The Blood of Athens, Kissing Corpses, reflections in The Incognito Project, and Rescue OR, Royer Goldhawk’s Remarkable Journal. She hopes to finish the Royer Goldhawk and Olympia Heights series in 2014 and take the first steps towards spinning-off Olympia Heights into a series of graphic novels.