Amy Ferris is an author, editor, screenwriter & playwright. Her memoir, Marrying George Clooney, Confessions from a Midlife Crisis (Seal Press) was adapted into an Off-Broadway play in 2012. As a screenwriter, she was nominated for a Best Screenplay Award (BET, Black Reel Award) for her adaptation of the film FUNNY VALENTINES (Director: Julie Dash). As an editor, she curated SHADES OF BLUE: Writers on Depression, Suicide and Feeling Blue (Seal Press), and co-edited the anthology, Dancing at The Shame Prom (Seal Press). She co-authored Old School Love (HarperCollins, 2020) with Rev Run of RUN DMC fame. Amy serves on a variety of advisory boards supporting women and the arts. She co-founded the Milford Readers and Writers Festival which celebrates the written word.
In 2019 she was named one of Women’s eNews 21 LEADERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, and in 2021 she was a recipient of NextTribe’s The 12 Women Who Changed the World in 2021. Her new memoir, Mighty Gorgeous, will be Published Fall 2023 (SheWrites Press).