W E L C O M E !
Hello, and welcome to amymarieorozco.com. I am a writer/editor and recently expanded my business to include a Creative Services component and Shop Amy.
Creative Services includes using the tools of improv for training in the workplace, facilitating writing classes, and journal/book-making workshops. Shop AMO has a variety of goods handmade by yours truly and other area artisans.My byline continues to appear in trade publications, consumer magazines, newspapers, blogs, and company Web sites, among other outlets. My work also publishes under another person's name. I am fortunate enough to be a well sought-after ghostwriter (thanks to my keen sense of discretion, so don’t ask for names). Additionally, I volunteer my publicity/media relations expertise to Catalyst for Cats, a Santa Barbara County-based nonprofit. I also serve on the board of directors of the Carpinteria Valley Historical Society.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, I taught English abroad and in the United States. I wrote for newspapers and magazines in my post-teaching life before starting my own firm.
On a personal note, I love travel, animals, olive oil, and tons of other stuff. I’m lucky that way – I’m good natured and usually find my days aren’t long enough to get everything done. My husband Alonzo and I make our home in the Santa Barbara area of Central California.