About Me

Hi! I’m pleased to “meet” you!

I’m Amy, a freelance writer and blogger, primarily published under the name Amy Ahearn.

I live in Sydney with my husband and our combined total of 4 children. I spent several years working in Aged Care, both in caring and later in recreational therapy, before moving into administrative work. Almost 9 years ago, I moved into a public service role in Communications.

I have always enjoyed writing. In the last 5 years or so, I have worked on building and refining those skills. This lead me to undertake a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing and well as other short courses.

I have been writing at HandbagMafia for several years now on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Social issues
  • Parenting
  • Politics
  • Humour
  • Feminist issues
  • Health

I have been published on various media and parenting websites. See the Portfolio page to read more.

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“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.” -Carol Burnett