Imperfect yogi, tired mom, working writer, light sleeper, big water drinker and author of a Hollywood memoir

Amy’s memoir of her Hollywood decade, He Put My Buddha in the Freezer, is a #1 NEW RELEASE in its category on Amazon.

After completing an acting program at the American Conservatory Theatre, Amy moved to L.A. and studied at the famed Playhouse West. She booked a small role in an independent film and several national television commercials. Between auditioning and dating, Amy balanced the ups and downs of Hollywood with her Kundalini Yoga Practice. Becoming a certified instructor, Amy studied with world-renowned Kundalini yoga teachers, traveled to India and taught several workshops in various cities. She currently resides with her son in Scottsdale and cherishes her best role yet: Mom.

You can learn more about Amy on her website.

Biggest literary influences:

I love all types of books, but lately, I’m really obsessed and inspired by memoir. I love authors who are brave enough to share their personal stories and authentic voices. It reminds me that each of us is on our own unique journey yet none of us is ever alone because of the universal truths each of our journey’s share. I also believe it is through the powerful stories so many bravely share that we all rise.

Last book read:

Educated by Tara Westover

Your favorite literary character:

Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice: a strong, independent woman before her time. I must admit, I love Mr. Darcy too! I always thought “Where’s my Darcy?” should be a t-shirt. Do guys like that even exist today? 

Currently working on:

A children’s book: Kisses Left Behind

Words to live by:

I am. I am. OR “put another way”… If you are your authentic self, there is never any competition. Just be you. 

Advice for aspiring authors:

Writing is rewriting.


“The path to finding love is seldom straight! Enjoy this smart, candid journey to true “love and inner peace.”
— Brook Turpin, Variety Executive

“You will fall in love with Amy Karl and root for her as she follows her dreams to Hollywood only to find that the path to true happiness lies within.”
— Susan Pohlman, author of Halfway to Each Other

“A relatable, funny, and unflinchingly honest account of one woman’s journey on the almost-walk of Fame.”
— Molly McAlpine, screenwriter