• Welcome

    These pages hold a lifetime of writing.

    Some pieces were published as commissioned journalism articles. Some pieces were graded as assignments in my English and Creative Writing curriculum. Some pieces were written for fun. I've dabbled in several genres. The "books" on my home page help me organize it all to showcase my writing style and capacity.

    What's New

    Miss Carrie's Memoir

    In 2009, Carrie Johnson asked me to edit her memoir and help her get it published. I worked on it in what little spare time I had during my four years of teaching. We finally called it a wrap in April 2015 and it is now being considered for publication by Pineapple Press.

    Click here to see the synopsis.

    My Current Project

    Shades of Free

    In the year 1740, St. Augustine was a fragile sanctuary shared by several nationalities of people. This book tells the story of a variety of St. Augustine residents experiencing freedom in a variety of ways, and uniting to fight for that freedom.

  • A Little About Me

    I have been a writer for all of my 40+ years.

    Mind you, I’ve done more productive things along the way. You can see what's been keeping me busy on the opposite page.

    Meanwhile, in my spare time I wrote stories, essays, poems, worksheets for my kids, bible studies, tributes, screenplays, stage scripts, travel articles, newsletters, websites…

    Let’s face it. I am a writaholic.

    I've been busy...

    Family

    I raised two kids and trained them to work hard, play hard, love right, and write well.

    Career

    I worked for 20 years in business, composing reports, procedures, and publicity materials. I also spent two years as a tour guide and four years as a teacher (below).

    Education

    I earned a Bachelor degree in English with a minor in Creative Writing. I graduated cum laude from Flagler College.

    Teaching

    I got certified to teach teenagers how to write, but the local school systems only wanted me to teach science. So for four years, I created lessons and labs, and coordinated science fairs.

    Volunteering

    As a founding board member, I create the publicity materials for the Miss Carrie Foundation for Homeless Students.
    I also tutor a migrant worker who is the ambassador of the Farm to Family program. I also created newsletters for the year 2014 for the South Ponte Vedra Civic Association.

    Hobbies

    Aside from writing, my husband is my hobby. Will is determined to have fun in his retirement, and I'm his lucky companion. Mostly, we paddle-board in the ocean near our house.

  • Amy's Nonfiction Writings

    Travel
    St. Augustine Visitor's Guide
    Black History Map of St. Augustine
    The Illusion of Hotel California
    St. Augustine History
    Fort Mose
    Jorge (Georges) Biassou
    St. Paul A.M.E. Church
    Zora Neale Hurston
    St. Cyprian's Church
    Public "Slave" Market
    Dr. Robert Hayling
    Dr. Martin Luther King
    Juan Garrido
    Excelsior Museum
    Newspapers and Newsletters
    College News
    Clay County News
    International Baccalaureate News
    South Ponte Vedra Civic Association News
    Marketing and Market Research
    Radioactive Waste Processing
    Radioactive Laundry Service
    Chemical Market Analyses
    Search Engine Optimization Manual
    Bed and Breakfast Internet Marketing Evaluation
    Education
    The UF Challenge
    Teaching
  • Amy's Fiction Writings

    Flatline
    Long short story
    Saved
    Long short story
    RAM and ROM
    Short short story
    No Such Thing as Atoms
    One-act play.
    American Girl
    One-act play.
  • Guest Writers

    Time
    by Josh Howard
    Goodbye My Friend
    by Josh Howard
    Poetry Collection
    by Sheila Howard
    Beware the Dream of Tomorrow
    by Josh Howard
    Roses So Red
    by Josh Howard
    A Broken Arm
    by Chelsea Howard
  • My Students

    I would like to dedicate this page to the 600 young adults who gave me the honor of being their teacher. This list is in chronological order by year. The numbers represent which class period I had each student. The first half of the list contains my first two years of students, while I was an Associate Teacher for St. Johns County School District. The second half of the list contains my second two years of students, while I was a Chemistry Teacher for Paxon School for Advanced Studies.

    Lamar 1 Rachel 1 Kinsey 1 Courtney 1 Ashley 1 Katlyn 1 Constance 1 Albert 1 Hannah 1 Robin 1 Kimberly 1 Alyssa 1 Kayla 1 Emily 1 Kristen 1 Aubri 1 Corey 1 Mary 1 Knoah 1 Cory 1 Kyle 1 Megan 1 Isabel 1 Isabella 1 Rochelle-Josette 1 Kaylee 1 Brandon 1 Arden 1 Olivia 2 Kaylee 2 John 2 Emily 2 Gina 2 Nicholas 2 Margaret 2 Khiam'E 2 David 2 Dylan 2 Kayla 2 Walter 2 Hannah 2 Brooke 2 Ian 2 Sean 2 Athina 2 Briana 2 Zachary 2 Galen 2 Sierra 2 John 2 Sandon 2 Keegan 2 Dylan 2 Caitlin 2 Thomas 2 Rachel 2 Shayne 2 Daniel 2 Cassidy 2 Nicholas 2 Ryan 2 Shanice 3 Alexander 3 Jacob 3 Joshua 3 Brandon 3 Robert 3 Semone 3 Sarah 3 Elizabeth 3 Victoria 3 Delaney 3 Christopher 3 Sarah 3 Olivia 3 Tina 3 Alexi 3 Rebekah 3 Chas 3 Dion 3 Hannah 3 Amber 3 Ashley 3 Miranda 3 Becky 3 Wen 3 Heather 3 Christa 3 Taylor 3 Annie 3 Spenser 3 Jalen 3 Jacob 3 Scarlett 3 Ivoranna 4 Meredith 4 Jack 4 Jamie 4 Jonisha 4 Rhotereal 4 Kevin 4 Catherine 4 Alexander 4 Naomie 4 Thomas 4 Maria 4 Michael 4 Joelle 4 Samuel 4 Josh 4 Thea 4 Shane 4 William 4 Lacey 4 Shayne 4 Anthony 4 Jacob 4 David 4 Jason 4 Bryson 4 Kalil 4 Byron 4 Elysha 4 Sha 4 Zachary 4 Dominique 4 Zachary 4 Ryan 4 Matt 5 Asia 5 BJ 5 Cory 5 TJ 5 Joseph 5 Sierra 5 Lilly 5 Matt 5 Marley 5 Nick 5 Isabella 5 Elijah 5 Emily 5 Henry 5 Sarah 5 Jacob 5 Sandon 5 Adam 5 Dreyton 5 Shane 5 Mateo 5 Tommy 5 Daniel 5 Jared 5 Isabel 5 Alden 5 John 5 Josette 5 Frederick 5 Megan 5 Brian 5 Cody 5 Brooke 5 Zach 5 Bailey 6 Brendan 2 Brent 2 Ceolamar (Ceo) 2 Chase 2 Daniel 2 David 2 Farina 2 Gary 2 Jaren 2 Jessica 2 John 2 Kayla 2 Krista 2 Kyle 2 Lillian 2 Matthew 2 Melanie 2 Michael 2 Michelle 2 Owen 2 Patience 2 Robyn 2 Shannon 2 Simone 2 Tim 2 Zach 2 Zach 2 Zack 2 Tatum 3 Steven 3 Tyler 3 Alaina 3 Jordan 3 Katelyn 3 Graham 3 Marcus 3 Mickayla 3 Samantha 3 Alayna 3 Terell 3 Brenden 3 Tucker 3 Dora 3 Ian 3 Jared 3 Isaiah 3 Austin 3 Abbey 3 Fernando 3 Jaime-Lynn 3 Amelia 3 Shanice 3 Santiago 3 Landon 3 Stone 3 Angeline 3 Ramon 3 Corey 3 Karen 3 Megan 3 Zacharya 4 Anna 4 Austin 4 Davis 4 Juston 4 Hunter 4 Jacob 4 Samantha 4 Conner 4 Madilyn 4 Miranda 4 Samual 4 Tonny 4 Keli 4 Santiago 4 Samantha 4 Jamie 4 Kimberly 4 Brandon 4 Tyler 4 Tyler 4 Landon 4 Michael 4 Quan 4 Bradley 4 Sunni 5 Katlyn 5 Shilo 5 Anthony 5 Dennis 5 Johnathan 5 Katie 5 Tyler 5 Devin 5 Jeremy 5 Matthew 5 Chandler 5 Kimberly 5 Kayla 5 Anthony 5 Caitlin 5 Corey 5 Brandon 5 Hannah 5 Mert 5 Taylor 5 Noah 5 Easton 5 Marissa 5 Jack 5 Leslie 5 Donielle 5 Aislin 6 Alex 6 Angelena 6 Annette 6 Ashley 6 Cameron 6 Daniel 6 Edy 6 Emily 6 Holly 6 Jack 6 Jenna 6 Jonathan 6 Joseph 6 Mikayla 6 Reagan 6 Samantha 6 Sarah 6 Tyler 6 Tyler 6 Will 6 Will 6 Zachary 6 Zack 6 Austin 7 Chelsy 7 Claire 7 Corey 7 Gillian 7 Jada 7 Jeremy 7 Jonathan 7 Joseph 7 Kalen 7 Kaylene 7 Kyle 7 Kyle 7 Malik 7 Maria 7 Marissa 7 Matthew 7 Nick 7 Savannah 7 Taylor 7 Tiana 7 Trace 7 Samantha (Sam) 1 Brianna (Bri) 1 Christopher 1 Amanda (Mandy) 1 William (Will) 1 Madison (Madi) 1 Shilah 1 Victoria 1 Carmen 1 Marian 1 Elijah 1 Leandre 1 Antrone 1 Kaia 1 Darling 1 Brenda 1 Micah 1 Jazmyn 1 Aaron 1 Madison 1 Thomas (Tommy) 1 Edmond 1 Paige 1 Arianna 1 Ashley 3 Dean 3 Gloria 3 Anthony 3 Calla 3 Edward 3 Noah 3 Kevin 3 Darius 3 Tanner 3 Anela 3 Eriel 3 Ryan 3 Briana 3 Sara 3 Greer 3 Jose 3 Adrian 3 Cedrina 3 Isabelo 3 Anthony 3 Melanie 3 Seth 3 Karina 3 Michael 3 Marquise 4 Lisa 4 Gavin 4 Mina 4 Leighanne 4 Darryl (DJ) 4 Valexus 4 Olivia 4 Yahdid 4 Alantis 4 Jasmine 4 Taylor 4 Destinee 4 Allana 4 Ryan 4 Raena 4 Erica 4 Evan 4 Rachel 4 Derrail 4 Alicia 4 Adam 4 Malcolm 4 Jacob 4 Randa 5 Nicholas (Nick) 5 Henry 5 Austin 5 Richard (Ford) 5 David 5 Arman 5 Alexandria (Lexi) 5 Nicholas (Nick) 5 Taylor 5 Aaron 5 Juwan 5 Ricky 5 Liesel 5 Lavonya 5 Adam 5 Semaya 5 Jenny 5 Julian 5 Kayla 5 Kaleigh 5 Jakira 5 Tess 5 Trevarius 5 Hadiya 6 Sentell 6 Breona 6 Stephanie 6 Addison 6 Dalen 6 Kayley 6 Michael 6 Zachary 6 Emily 6 Jenna 6 Zahria 6 Marquise 6 Thomas 6 Hannah 6 Baadal 6 Chaston 6 Jeremy 6 Alec 6 Royce 6 Tyson 6 Chau (Kim) 6 Aubrey 7 Jinny 7 Samantha (Sammi) 7 Samuel 7 Jireh 7 Cole 7 Mak 7 Jessica 7 Kobie 7 De'Nira 7 Tavoris (TJ) 7 Tailah 7 Nicaangelica (Nica) 7 Samuel (Sam) 7 Aaron 7 Christian 7 Jerel 7 Justin 7 Arthur (Kel) 7 Keairra 7 Macy 7 Katherine 7 Anthony 1 Christopher (Chris) 1 Anthony (Ant) 1 Caylor 1 Travis 1 Merrick 1 Patrick 1 Megan 1 Ryan 1 Richard 1 Cassidy 1 Arzoo 1 Terrell (Terio) 1 Torrey 1 Sairahul (RK) 1 Dylan 1 Giovanni 1 Maria 1 Jillian 1 Hannah 1 Theodore (Theo) 2 Kennedy 2 Sharan 2 Johnmicheal (Ninja) 2 Garrett 2 Alfeil 2 Sean 2 Kaleb 2 Kareem 2 Emma 2 Michael 2 Bernard 2 Caitlyn 2 Jasmin 2 Adna 2 Yoo-Hyeon 2 Bailey 2 Markiese 2 Marquis 2 Arielle 2 Gileah (Given) 3 Mackenzie (Rain) 3 Kiyara 3 Justin 3 Brennan 3 Nina 3 Victoria 3 Aimee 3 Cameron 3 Jimmica 3 Reginald (Tre) 3 Jamie 3 Hannah 3 Hunter 3 Aaron 3 Essense 3 Morgan 3 Antonio (Tony) 3 Elizabeth (Liz) 3 Lashonda 3 Chymia 3 Kyle 3 Gabrik 3 Vittoria (Tori) 3 Jalyn 3 Maurice 4 Kenshaine 4 Jonathan 4 Kiantra 4 Noah 4 Brandon 4 Jonathan 4 Maria 4 Charles 4 Elexus 4 Yasmin 4 Imani 4 Jalon 4 Devon 4 Ceara 4 Kaylah 4 Jacob 4 Trishamae (Trisha) 4 Sasia 4 Mark 4 Michaelangelo 4 Eyob 4 Tori 4 Savannah 4 Rachel 5 Nicholas 5 Regan 5 Sayidda 5 Marcera 5 Baili 5 Terrance 5 James 5 Joe 5 Olivia 5 Chelsea 5 Nelson 5 Jacob 5 Melanie 5 Nicholas 5 Hailey 5 Quanteonna 5 Myya 5 Jack 5 Kyduyen 5 Christopher 5 Derrick 5 Abraham 5 Victoria 5 Patricia (Patti) 6 Daxia 6 Lawrence 6 Lyric 6 Clay 6 Lamia 6 Alexandra (Lexi) 6 Christopher (Chris) 6 Jasmine 6 Kira 6 Wayne 6 Cierra 6 Travon 6 Dejah 6 Monicia 6 Kelie 6 Kathryn (Kat) 6 Brittany 6 Fredrick (Cartiez) 6 Troy 6 Otis 6 Kylei 6 Madison 6

    Let's see the school materials!

  • Amy Brannon - Educator 2010-2014

    Teacher
    Teaching Philosophy
    Student acting in group movie project
    Teaching was Awesome!
    Classroom greeting contrasting TGIF with Shhh
    Teaching was Awful!
    Fun Times in the Classroom
    Fun Times
    Homestyle Chemistry Labs
    CO2 Pancakes
    Density Lab 1
    Density Diffusion Drink
    Density Lab 2
    Density of an Object
    Density Lab 3
    Density Control
    Separate Water by Electrolysis
    Move Copper Atoms from a Penny to a Nickel
    Christmas Light Electrolyte
    Learning Aids
    Uncle BrINClHOF Powerpoint
    Uncle BrINClHOF
    A song to learn the diatomic elements.
    Electron Configuration Worksheet
    Here's a worksheet I made to use with Mark Rosengarten's aweome "I Heart Electron Config" song.
    Fun Class Projects
    History of the Atom play
    No Such Thing as Atoms!
    A play about the history of atomic theory.
    Artsy Atoms project
    Artsy Atoms
    A drawing and essay assignment to learn atomic structure and behavior.
    Battle of the Elements project
    Battle of the Elements.
    Students promote individual elements in a competition of presentations.
  • Where Am I?

    St. Augustine, FLorida

    Contact Me

    I would love to hear your feedback.

    Maybe you found a bug on my website that I need to know about.

    Or maybe you have a question or suggstion about something I wrote.

    Or maybe you have a writing assignment for me.

    Or maybe you're one of my students and you want to tell me how things are going.

    Or maybe you're my neighbor and you need to tell me that squatters have taken over my property while I'm glued to the computer.

    Or maybe you're my husband and you want me to come to dinner.

    Dude! Just drop me an email and I'll get right back with you.

    Amy Brannon

    St. Augustine, FLorida
    E-mail: amy@amybrannon.com