AmyLu Riley is the author of Jesus as Healer: Miracles and Meditations in Luke (2016). A lifelong writer, she has written professionally for marketing and advertising agencies, broadcast media, and freelance clients.
Her penchant for writing displayed itself very early in life. At around the age of 8, she created her first publication at home, using scissors, large paper, tape, and colored pencils. By age 17, the Huntington County native was working professionally in communications, as the youngest new hire of Christian radio station WBCL in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She received degrees from Vincennes University and the University of Southern Indiana before setting her hands to the keyboard full time for a career in writing.
In 2002, while reading The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren, one of the Scriptures in a daily meditation leapt up. It was Psalm 102:18: Write down for the coming generation what the LORD has done, so that people not yet born will praise him. (TEV) She took this verse to heart.
From childhood, she had recognized the authority and importance of the Scriptures, but had found building a living relationship with the Word of God to be elusive. Now, however, she became persistent about pursuing that bond. She began journaling her prayers and daily reflections on Scripture. By 2004, she had truly fallen in love with the Bible, finding more life and communication in her connection with the Word than she had realized was possible. For many years now, her love of the Bible has spilled over into stacks of notebooks filled with her reflections on Scripture. Much of her writing springs from this biblical meditation.
AmyLu also serves freelance writing clients, with a focus in the natural health field.
She and her husband, Richard Riley, live in Indiana.