Story (at heart) is active translation, the practice of breathing life into words.

German poets showed me a new way to read.

We all have blind spots. Stories mirror the patterns that shape us, both wisdom and pain. But we’re the ones who carry tales forward. And we can revise them.

The best stories show us what's possible. We ALL have those stories in us.


I’m Frau Amy Hallberg.

Master Certified Life Coach. Writing & Creativity Mentor. Author and Multimedia Artist.

Welcome to my world.

You know that story inside you? The one that scares you a little (or a lot)? Look again. Let your eyes adjust.

I know (been there often) the courage it takes. Remember: there’s gold there.

Let’s shine a light.

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Amy is the Empress of ReVisioning.

–Susan, Pastor & Fiction Writer

In 2009, this book tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Start writing." I'm grateful to my teenage self from 1987 (an exchange student in West Germany) for leaving breadcrumbs.

Who knew that in 2018, we Americans would face so many echoes of Germany's past (& our own)?

That a coming of age memoir about a bookish American girl and who grew up to be a German teacher would weave so many relevant threads? This is my life's unlikely and eerily precise path.

(Mein Lebenslauf. I'm not even German. But what a mirror!)

I'm talking belonging and otherness. Lost childhood. Displacement. How that radiates for generations. American women creating ourselves in a male gaze. Climate science. Writers as defenders of freedom. Seriously!

(Also joyfully. This book runs the range of emotions. As in real life.)

Above all, it's my ode to a treasured friendship and people I love, who always welcomed me home. Which gives me hope. Always.

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