Amy Spencer is a Los Angeles-based writer/author. She has written the books Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match (Running Press, 2010) and the upcoming Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now (Perigee, 2012).
She is a magazine journalist who writes for Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, New York magazine, Redbook, Health and others. Prior to writing full-time, she was a launching editor at Maxim magazine, a features editor at Glamour magazine and a senior features editor at Star. She has done copywriting for clients including Kate Spade and In Style magazine, and ghostwrote a book for a successful fashion designer.
Amy was a radio host on Sirius satellite’s radio’s “Sex Files,” a weekly live call-in advice show about love, sex and relationships. And she has appeared on NBC, CBS, VH1 and the E! channel and been featured as a relationship radio expert on Howard Stern’s Howard 100 News.
She is an App developer, who created Half-Orange Optimisms for the iPhone. It appeared in the "Featured Apps” section of the App store, made the App store's "What's Hot" list and was featured in New York’s The Daily News.
Amy grew up in New York, spent a decade in Manhattan and now lives with her husband, Gustavo, in Venice, California. They spend their summers in Montauk, Long Island.