July 30, 2011

A Nod From the Local Folks

Warrick columnist Abbott pens first book

Special to the Courier & Press

Warrick columnist Amy McVay Abbott has written her first book. “The Luxury of Daydreams” highlights thirty essays about life in Indiana. Several stories are set in Warrick County.

The book deals with transitions in life, and the reader will hopefully be entertained and uplifted.

Abbott is a freelance journalist whose column “The Raven Lunatic” appears in eight Indiana
newspapers. She is a frequent contributor to the Evansville Business Journal and Evansville Woman magazine, as well as curated online sites including fictionique.com, talkingwriting.com and doesthismakessense.com. She also owns a consulting business that provides editorial and web content services to health and medical organizations.

She is married to Randy Abbott and the couple has one son, Alex, who
is a Castle High School graduate.

She graduated from the Ball State University School of Journalism with a bachelor’s and a master’s in journalism.

Abbott will be having several readings and book signings in the area in August and September. Information about ordering and events is available at http://theluxuryofdaydreams. blogspot.com or she can be reached at .

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