About Aunty Amo


amo hatI’m Annmarie Miles.
Amo to most people and Aunty Amo to a multitude of nieces and neffs. 🙂 I’m from Tallaght in Dublin, I live in Pontypool in South Wales. In Dec 2015 my husband Richard became a Pastor. Life will never be the same again 🙂
I love God, family, chocolate, writing, learning, teaching, talking and eating. I love and hate Twitter 🙂 You’ll find me there on @amowriting. On Google+ I’m +amowriting & my Facebook page is… you guessed it… #amowriting

Email: amowriting [at] gmail [dot] com
Writing blog: www.annmariemiles.com/blog

I love writing guest posts and I when I lived in Ireland I hosted some radio programmes. Now that I’m in the UK, I’m hoping I might get a chance to do that again…

When it comes to writing, I have two mantras.
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” Louis L’amour  
LORD, unless you build this house, I am building it in vain. (based on Psalm 127:1)

As well as the info above you can also ask a question and I’ll add it below.
Drop your question in the comments and I’ll answer it and add it here.

So, do you want to know anything else? (of course you do 🙂 )

DD: What size feet do u have?
Size 6
IB: Who is your fav author and why ?
Has to be Jane Austen. And I’m not just a P&P fan cos of Colin Firth. (Honest guv’) She knew her culture so well and was able to describe it and critique it in a fantastic and engaging way.
CK: Why is Catherine your favourite sister ?
Catherine! We’ve talked about this. I have 3 sisters, you are one of them and yes – you are my favourite – on Mondays and Thursdays 
IB (again?) : Do you wear watching socks?? And what do you do with the odd ones?
I presume you mean matching socks? I would NOT wear socks that are watching me! Yes I always wear matching socks. I actually can’t wear odd ones. I keep all the odd socks in this house, in a drawer and every so often I got through them and make pairs if possible. (I also know how barmy that sounds :D)
MMc: If you were only allowed one single item of food on a deserted island – what food would that be, & why?

I want to say chocolate – but on a desert island it would be hot; and I doubt I’d have a fridge with me, so it would melt. Instead I’ll have Tayto cheese & onion crisps, with TK Red Lemonade. I presume the fruit on the trees is available too
VT: If you could be a TV character who would you be & why?
ohhh I love the mad techie in Criminal Minds – Penelope Garcia. She’s gorgeous and cool and funny and clever.
CH: If you could write a letter to your 15 year old self what would you say to her?
Here’s my answer in the form of a blog post.

Who’s next? 🙂

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Oh and re images on the blog. I’ve been careful to ensure I have the rights to use any images you see, and have credited them as such. If you’ve any questions about any images you see pls ask.

24 thoughts on “About Aunty Amo

  1. Tom

    Hi AuntYamo,

    I just came across your site and saw that you’re interested in Christian Music.

    I am currently working with Christian Pop/Rock artist, John DeGrazio, who has just released his third album, Stronghold, and I would love to send you a copy to check out for your site.

    John is an accomplished singer/composer/producer and a two-time ASCAP Award winner. He has a number one hit song to his credit, has worked with many major label artists, played in the Dove Award winning group Burlap to Cashmere, and toured with Jars of Clay, DC Talk, and Jaci Velasquez.

    For more info on John DeGrazio, check out the following sites:
    http://www.JohnDeGrazio.com
    http://www.shoutlife.com/johndegrazio
    http://www.myspace.com/johndegrazio

    Please email me back and I’ll send you a link to download John’s album, Stronghold.

    Sincerely,
    Tom

    Reply
    1. Skipper

      Hi Tom,
      My niece has been approached by John DeGrazio this past month, and I was searching for some information on him and his organization (Watersound Entertainment?) when I came across your blog post.

      Can I be so personal as to ask you how your experience has been? My niece is very young and vulnerable, and I would hate for her to be hurt by someone who took advantage of her naivete…

      Any information you could give me would be welcomed.

      In Him,
      Uncle Skipper

      Reply
  2. iamdenniscoates

    Hi, Aunty amo – an unusual and interesting site – fortunately preceded by explanations and raison d’etre.
    I am an asmgs writer, author of Into Happy Havens, ex Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Nook. The novel is about Hotel and hospitality. I have a blog which I would like you to see. It is on my f/b page The Official Blog of Dennis Coates under the title The Head of House aka How Women Rule.I would welcome your comments, Regards, Dennis.

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    1. auntyamo Post author

      Dear Roberta
      First of all please forgive me for the delay in responding. March is zooming past me at an alarming rate.
      I’m truly honoured that you’ve nominated me for the Liebster award. I’ve seen it on one or two blogs and it looks like great fun
      I’ve only recently done ‘The Next Big Thing’ on my blog, so would you mind if I waited a bit.
      Maybe later in the year I could do when my readers have forgotten that I’ve already answered a bunch of questions about myself lol
      I hope you don’t mind… as I said I’m thrilled to have been nominated.
      Delighted to hear that you love Ireland so much 🙂 You’ll always be welcome!
      Where did you live when you were here?

      Reply
      1. Roberta Capizzi

        No problem! I don’t think there’s a deadline for the post.
        I lived for a few months in Dublin and in Sligo. Now I’m thinking about moving to the Aran Islands 🙂

  3. auntyamo Post author

    Thanks Roberta, I appreicate that.
    Wow! The Aran Islands are fab! Great views and atmosphere to get the creative juices flowing 🙂 Make sure to get in touch if you do come this way. It would be great to meet up.
    Thanks again, A x

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  4. Amber Koneval

    I’m always looking for guest posts on either my poetry blog (amberkoneval.wordpress.com) or my fiction blog (thesingingroses.wordpress.com). Feel free to fill out the contact form on thesingingroses.com if you’re interested in posting on either!

    Reply
    1. auntyamo Post author

      I will Amber – thanks so much.
      I’m not much of a poet but would love to contribute a fiction piece. I’ll drop over to the blog.
      Thanks for popping over

      Reply
    2. auntyamo Post author

      Hi Amber – I did fill out the form on the singing roses site but heard nothing back. Do you want to email me? amowriting [at] gmail [dot] com or drop a link in here where I can sign up? 🙂

      Reply
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  6. shirleyjdietz

    I want to thank you for all your comments during a to z. You sound like such an interesting person – one I would like to meet. My daughter (the veterinarian) applied to vet school in Dublin and was accepted and was also accepted here in Florida where we live (whew!) I though for a while we were going to lose her to Ireland. She’s been there, and I hope to visit someday.

    Reply
    1. auntyamo Post author

      Thanks Shirley. I’m just sorry I didn’t get there more often. I’ll keep popping over.
      You’ll be very welcome to ireland 🙂 If you’re coming, let me know 🙂

      Reply
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  9. Paige Hamilton

    Hi! I found your blog after I signed up for the 2015 A-to-Z Blog Challenge. I’ve already enjoyed reading some of your Christian ramblings and am looking forward to more. Just want to say hello! ~Paige

    Reply

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