Amy Renaud is a Canadian, born in Alberta but spent most of her life in Ontario, and is the youngest of four sisters. Her mom and dad have been pastors for over 40 years, in three provinces. Over the years, ministry life has grown dear to Amy’s heart, and she spent 7 years working for various ministries: an evangelistic ministry, a pregnancy crisis centre, and her local church. Amy enjoyed travelling the world with teams, reaching out to those in need and spreading the love of Jesus. One of the biggest honors of her life was helping establish a children’s home in Guatemala during her time on staff with her local church.
Amy married her soldier in 2011, and they have two sons. Together, Amy and her husband serve at their church with the worship team, prayer ministry, kids church, and, more recently, as young adult leaders.
As for writing, she began puttering away at a contemporary inspirational fiction piece in 2007. Don’t ask to see it, it probably will never again see the light of day. In 2008-ish she began a blog called Not Without My Morning Coffee—and she retired it when she changed directions to focus mainly on writing fiction. Her current blog features devotionals, praise and worship, and some tidbits she finds while researching the 1920s for her novels. If you want to see her at her most candid and be in the loop with her publishing journey, you’ll want to subscribe to her email list.
Amy took a break from writing fiction for a while, but in 2018 she dove in, and found American Christian Fiction Writers. Finding ACFW was a game changer, and she’s been a member ever since. She has two unpublished Historical Fiction novels finished. Amy was a semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis contest in 2019, a finalist in 2020 and is a semi-finalist for 2021.
She likes coffee, chocolate and gifs (yes, gifs, not gifts—though, gifts are great, too).
Commas are her nemesis.
Amy and her family live in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Amy Renaud writes devotionals and historical tales of love, hope and happy endings. You’ll often find her singing, baking, reading and trying to keep flowers alive . . . while drinking coffee and sneaking chocolate. Amy was a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis contest in 2019, and a finalist in 2020. She makes her home in Eastern Ontario, Canada, with her army husband and two sons.