Amy Kenny is a Whitehorse-based writer. She graduated from Ryerson University’s journalism program in 2004. She completed the Humber School for Writers program in creative writing by correspondence, where she was mentored by David Adams Richards, and has an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.
Her journalism has been published by National Geographic Book Publishing, Hazlitt, Vice, Walrus, Up Here, Canadian Geographic, Explore, The Hamilton Spectator and Yukon News. In 2016, she was named journalist of the year at the Ontario Newspaper Awards.
She has written promotional material for the Yukon Arts Centre, and the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon. She has also written scripts and web content for Travel Yukon.
Her comic, Strip Show, which has no unifying theme, point, heroes, superpowers (though, if it did, hers would be mind-reading), guest illustrators or grand statements whatsoever to make, can be found on Instagram at @a_stripshow.
Amy also works as a silversmith and leatherworker under the brand AmyKny, and as a personal trainer, specializing in endurance sports (marathons and ultramarathons).