Amy-Draheim-Blogger

Hi, Iā€™m Amy.

It wasn't destiny that landed me here.

My life up to that point was a series of one way tickets. NY to Montreal to pursue an education, Montreal to LA to write my tell all (more on that later), LA to Tucson to escape the city, and Tucson to Bend...to settle down.

Yes, I met a boy.

And yes, it took everything in me not to run for the hills when I landed in Central Oregon. Of all the places I'd go, winding up here was the biggest surprise. The paradox is that once I arrived in Oregon, my work took me on adventures all over the country. It gave me a deep understanding of the tourism industry and cast a critical lens on my own experiences as a traveler.

By day, I own a marketing consulting agency representing resorts, hotels, restaurants, and brands across the US. Everything comes back to storytelling.

My novel, Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year, appeared on Page Six of the NY Post and received a New York Public Library Award. Based on my college dating experiences in Montreal, the YA novel was published by Simon & Schuster and is available on Amazon.

Today, I'm a mom, a traveler and a writer. Although I've traded fiction for travel writing, you may find a few more plot twists in store. I love collaborations. Let's connect.