Amy M. Watson is a former high school teacher who now lives with her husband, Tony, on a ranch in rural Kansas with their cat and dog, Lucky and Cash. She is the proud mother of five and grandmother of two. She grew up in Seguin, Texas, a small Texas town, and spent her childhood reading, writing, pretending, riding horses and dirt bikes, and skateboarding. In her spare time these days, she enjoys acting, photography, traveling, fishing, and riding her horse, Cowboy, every chance she gets.
As a young girl, Amy dreamed of someday being a published author… and a dream was hatched. It grew as she did, and soon she began to write simple stories (most of which her mother saved through the years), but then they began to take on Amy’s personality and she developed her own style which she’s carried with her into adulthood.
A few words from the Amy M. Watson about The Last Leaf To Fall:
“My main goal when I write is to move my reader emotionally, whether to laughter, tears, surprise, or all of the aforementioned! Therefore, most of my works have underlying symbolism and life lessons that I hope will not only entertain the reader, but possibly reach them on a deeper level, causing them to think outside the box, so to speak.
When I graduated from high school, I attended Texas A&M University, majoring in Journalism. A few years after graduation, I went back to college (SWTSU) to earn my teaching certificate for secondary English and Journalism. It was then that I really felt I was maturing as a writer, but still hadn’t found just the right topic for the book I wanted to write.
Then one cool autumn day I was taking a leisurely walk, gazing up at the ornate fall foliage, when I came upon a tree that was left with only one leaf… This made me wonder: If the leaf were able to talk, what would its story be? Why was it still clinging to a tree when all the other leaves had fallen?
Then it came to me! It was like my two (then) living grandmothers who had both felt the loneliness of being the last surviving members of their immediate family, and having both lost two of their children. It was sad, but I truly believe in my heart that they are now reunited with those who left this world before them, and are waiting patiently for the rest of us to join as well.
My children’s story, Last Leaf to Fall, was born and took on a life of its own–one I hope will inspire others and help them heal from whatever losses or changes that have taken place in their own lives. I decided to achieve this by telling the story through the eyes of Analee, a young leaf who fears the worst when fall comes, but learns a life lesson instead.