Amrita Skye Blaine writes short essays, memoir, fiction, and poetry, developing themes of aging, coming of age, disability, and most of all, the process of unlearning–the heart of the matter. In 2003, she received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her memoir, Bound to Love: a memoir of grit and gratitude, won first prize in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association literary contest (2005), the IndieBRAG award (2016), and first prize in the BAIPA (Bay Area Independent Publishers Association) contest (2016).
She has had personal essays published in seven anthologies, and in national magazines: “In Context” (now known as “Yes!” magazine) and “Catalyst.” Other personal essays have been published in the “Register-Guard” newspaper, and the “Eugene Weekly.” Skye also presented radio essays on KRML 1410 AM in Carmel, CA.
She teaches fiction and memoir in the Older Adults Program of Santa Rosa Junior College.