Amy Beeman is a Florida native who moved from Tampa to St. Petersburg in 1999. After receiving her B.A. in Creative Writing from Eckerd College, she decided St. Pete was the best little city in Florida, so she continued her education and earned her M.A. in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of South Florida St. Pete. Amy also contributes to local publications Creative Loafing and 83DegreesMedia.com. Besides the craft of writing, she loves finding authentic Mexican restaurants on road trips, floating on her back in the Gulf of Mexico, and when her kids finally go to sleep.