Amy L. Bernstein writes for the page, the stage, and forms in between. Her multi-genre fiction explores the messy entanglements of politics and culture in the lives of mermaids, demented bakers, homeless refugees, scientists from the future, and other beleaguered characters. A former award-winning journalist, Amy 's novels, short fiction, experimental drama, and poetry are grounded in research even when things get crazy. Amy's novel, Ell, will be published by Scarsdale Publishing in June 2021, followed by Tent City. In the fall of 2022, Regal House Publishing will issue The Potrero Complex, which was a 2020 finalist for Regal's Petrichor Prize. Other short fiction, poetry, and drama has appeared in a variety of literary journals and online zines. Amy is a 2014 recipient of a Rubys Artist Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the recipient of grants from Maryland Humanities, the Onassis Foundation, and other cultural funders.