About Amy

Amy KiteAmy Kite is an author, poet, freelance writer, tutor and mom of three. After receiving her Masters in Journalism from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, she worked as the Managing Editor of a travel magazine. Her job took her around the world, and all throughout her journeys, she wrote poetry, journaled and had numerous magazine articles published. Amy stopped working full-time to raise children, but she never stopped writing. She currently writes poetry, lyrics, blogs, short stories and children’s books... Read More

Recent Blog Posts

I Wanted to Name My Dog Biggie Smalls

Posted On April 23, 2023

What else would you call a six-pound Chihuahua Min Pin?   Payton finally can wear something that represents her figurative size. The pink Notorious B.I.G. t-shirt is fitting for this six-pound Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher mix who snuck her way into the heart of this big dog lover. Now, when I say I’m a “big” dog […]

A Town Shattered Yet Strengthened

Posted On August 26, 2022

After Highland Park’s Fourth of July Mass Shooting Today I walked through downtown Highland Park, Illinois with my sister Ellen. We had gone there to buy bracelets that were made to support the Highland Park Community Foundation. We wanted to do something, anything, to help this community after last week’s tragic mass shooting during the […]

5 Great Books for Coping with Grief

Posted On January 12, 2022

Check out my list on Sheperd, where I was asked to compile a list of my favorite books about grieving the loss of a pet. The five books that I chose were great sources of comfort for me when I experienced loss both as a child and as an adult. Similarly, I hope that my […]

Dating During a Pandemic

Posted On September 1, 2020

Originally written by Amy Lee Kite for Divorced Girl Smiling   If you’re a writer or a reader, then you likely know of Gabriel Garcia Márquez’ masterpiece: Love in the Time of Cholera. When that book was published in the mid 80s, I was in my early teens, full of vulnerability and openness. I knew […]

Falling In Love Too Soon After Divorce

Posted On September 1, 2020

Reposted from Divorced Girl Smiling By Amy Lee Kite, Divorced Girl Smiling Contributor, M.A., author, blogger, poet and editor Every divorce situation is unique, which is why there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to how soon or how long a person wants to wait to date and/or get into a relationship. […]

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