Amy Phillips



FRAMES: a picture of death, drugs, and forgiveness (as Amy Scheer)

FRAMES is the true story of a 28-year-old woman who died when a speeding truck crashed into her idling car. It’s the story of a man addicted to cocaine and a widower who said I forgive you. FRAMES is a mosaic of shattered lives: a beautiful picture of life, death, and everything in between.
FRAMES presents a real-life tragedy and its hopeful end by allowing the central characters to speak for themselves. Firsthand accounts and primary source materials stand side by side, forming an elegant, complex narrative collage that draws in the reader with highly personal revelations.
Part oral history, part elegy, FRAMES shows that the many snapshots of our lives rarely stand alone, and one picture of death, drugs and forgiveness has lessons for us all. Purchase here.


What Meatheads Want You To Know

meatheads can be mindful, too

my stories on Medium

Special Son, Super Dad

a father creates a superhero with Down Syndrome in honor of his son

Grappling (as Amy Scheer)

a wrestler perseveres despite below-the-knee amputation

I Can Do This (as Amy Scheer)

on first-generation college students


wait for it

articles on weightlifting, theatre, manual labor and more

personal stories

My husband and I tell personal stories through word and image. Learn more about average joe and amy here.

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