Amy Bernstein remembers writing her first short story in second grade, about a grocery store. She's been writing ever since--but fiction took a back seat for decades while her career as a journalist and speechwriter took precedence. Since then, she has been writing for the page, the stage, and various forms in between. Her novel, Ell, will be published by Scarsdale Publishing in 2021. Visit her at Or on Twitter @amylbernstein.