Amy Drake wrote her first play at age five. She is a writer, director, television and stage actor, conference speaker, author, and poet. Appeared in the Emmy award-winning episode of COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS: CLINTONVILLE. Winner of the Silver Quill of Excellence in web writing from the International Association of Business Communicators. EYES LIKE OPAQUE GEMS, won Most Popular Play in the MITF Short Play Lab. Winner of a Producers PRO Inner Circle Award 2018. Specializes in period pieces. Ohio Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America, Board member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, Producer’s Perspective PRO, and the Gustav Mahler Society of New York. Amy holds a M.A. in liberal studies/English degree and a M.S. degree in marketing and communication. Participated in the Yale Writers’ Conference (2016 and 2018) and her education includes summer programs, Cambridge University, graduate studies at Reed Hall, Paris, and playwriting at the Kenyon (College) Summer Institute. Currently working on her second and third non-fiction books and several plays. Her guilty pleasures include vampire novels, silk stilettos and the occasional cigar. Amy resides in Ohio with her husband, cats, and rabbits.