About Me

I am a proud Montana native who loves all words, foreign and domestic. I live in the Rocky Mountains on the outskirts of a nice little town with my husband, Kevin, our four children and multiple critters.

I homeschool our children (3 boys and 1 girl) using the Ambleside Online Curriculum. I am deeply inspired by Charlotte Mason and Circe Institute. In addition, I am honored to be a moderator at the AO Forums (my home online, my handle is Amy Jo).

In November of 2008 I entered the National Novel Writing Month competition, and successfully wrote a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Every year I look forward to November, when the craziness begins again. I have published some of my fiction work (linked below).

I has many interests from classic literature to outdoor sports. I love to spend time learning and exploring with my family and friends. My deepest desire is to visit the Shire in Middle Earth. (I seriously plan to build a hobbit house.)