I love history, and I love books. That’s what prompted me to start The Bookish Historian. The Bookish Historian is a collection of book reviews and articles about books, history, travel, and other topics near and dear to my heart. I decided to spread the love by creating an online store to complement The Bookish Historian online presence!
I’m Amy, just your average amateur historian, bookworm, Anglophile, animal lover, wanderluster, and nerd. I have loved history for as long as I can remember, especially when I was part of Academic Decathlon in high school.
I pursued a bachelor’s in history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After a year off, I moved onto graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a Master of Arts in Public History and a Master of Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives.
Professionally, I’ve worked in both academia and the corporate world. I currently work in IT at a university outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I also started my own consulting company in 2018 called Bocwine Consulting (bocwine meaning “book-friend” in Old English), where I provide writing, editing, and technology consulting services.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, gaming, traveling, and hanging out with my husband and two cats, Lily and Darth!