Amanda Hervey Creative was founded in the spring of 2011, shortly after the birth of my daughter, Ada. Becoming a mother was very empowering for me, both personally and professionally, and I was inspired to look for ways to explore my love of writing, designing and editing in a way that would also allow me to be home with my child. Through AHC, I have been able to do all of those things.

At my very core, I am a storyteller and I am constantly looking for new ways to tell a tale, be it through traditional means like writing or by transforming an unwanted  item into something beautiful and useful with a unique story. Though I have a wide variety of interests, it is storytelling that fuels all of my creative endeavors and it is my passion to work with my clients to help them tell their stories, as well.

I am perhaps best known for my work on Kentucky A to Z, a travel-memoir series which appeared in Kentucky Monthly from 2009 through 2012. Each month, I was given 24 hours to travel to a town chosen at random by the magazine’s editor and without doing any prior research, find a story. Having wandered down the back roads of Kentucky, meeting colorful characters and discovering my own story along the way, the series came to a conclusion with the February 2012 issue of Kentucky Monthly with a story about an old bootlegger I met in Zachariah, KY. The series was published as a book with bonus content and behind-the-scenes photos in the spring of 2012 and it can be purchased here. With work on that series complete, I have focused my attention on  documenting my new “adventures” as a work-at-home momma, do-it-yourselfer and aspiring novelist on my blog A Lovely Place to Land.

In addition to editorial and creative writing, I have experience working with businesses to create unique and concise copy for emails, advertisements, catalogs, newsletters, press releases, media kits, brochures and more. I love the challenge of telling a company’s story and communicating the essence of their work. Additional services I offer for businesses include proofreading, web or blog content development and photo styling.

Please feel free to browse my portfolio featuring my writing, creative and copywriting work. If you are interested in rates for your upcoming project, looking for a speaker or are interested in hosting a signing in your region for Kentucky A to Z: A Bluegrass Travel Memoir, please contact me at amanda@amandahervey.com.