Amy Watkins is an award-winning author, mother, and physician. She is a Washington, DC native who obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University in 2002 graduating cum laude. She then obtained a Medical Degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2007. She then served as a physician in the United States Navy for eight years.
In 2018, while going through several stressful life events, she started writing as an outlet. That writing turned into the novel,200 Letters which was published in March of 2020. 200 Letters is the recipient of a 2020 Readers’ Favorite Award receiving a five-star review. Since then she has written two more novels, Cute for a Black Girl, and Stepping Off the Porch. All of her books are fiction novels addressing several important social issues including spousal abuse, drug abuse, Christianity, prejudice, mass incarceration, teenage pregnancy, mental health, and LGBTQ rights.
Currently, Amy works as a family medicine physician for the Defense Health Agency in Norfolk, Virginia. She is an avid reader enjoying fiction romance novels and African American literature that address social issues. She especially loves supporting other indie authors. She resides in Virginia with her three children, lifetime partner, and an adopted dog. She is nondenominational Christian and an active church member. She remains a strong advocate of equality for all, coexistence, and eliminating destructive prejudice ideology.