Amy Marie Fathers grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, where she spent her childhood enjoying summers in the sand, winter on skis, fall in apple orchards, and spring mostly under umbrellas. Amy has been in the public relations industry for nearly twenty years, working with clients in the financial and professional services industries. She spent two years in Bangalore, India, and she traveled extensively throughout that country and elsewhere in Asia and the Middle East. In her free time, Amy volunteers at a local animal shelter and trains for her next marathon! She currently lives in Manhasset, New York, with her husband, John, son, Peter, dog, Sula, and cat, Mathey.