Who I Am

This is me.

My name is Amira.

I eat a lot of food.

I’m a lot of different things, but I’m three things primarily: a writer, a winemaker, and a historian. I also cook a lot. (See above.)

I’m not a blogger by trade, but I write here sometimes about things that I’m interested in.

I have co-authored and published three novels, along with my sister Elena and my mom Kristy: The Sowing, The Reaping, and The Harvest. You can learn more about them on my Books page. I’m working on a new novel called POROUS. And finally, I’m working on a top-secret booze-and-books project called Literary Libations: What To Read With What You Drink. Don’t tell anyone. It’s a secret. You can read about that on my Books page, too.

I run a lot, eat a lot, and drink a lot. I like to be under trees, on mountains, in meadows, on riverbanks.

I’m 28 years old.

I’m a girl.

This blog is named “The Z-Axis” because in college a friend of mine and I wanted to start a music magazine based on the premise of finding weird and off-beat music – music that got “outside the box” or “outside the X and Y axis”, so to speak – that would diverge from the norm. The music magazine never materialized, but this blog did.


21 replies to Who I Am
    1. I never responded to this comment, so I will now – Thanks, Jess! I’m thrilled that you nominated me and that you consider me ‘inspiring’ – please know that I consider you the same. Cheers!

    1. Nillu, thank you so much! You’re such a sweetheart, and if it’s not too bizarre I’ll probably nominate you ‘in return’ even though I see you’ve already been tagged. Thanks so much, my dear friend.

  1. Hi Amira,

    We came across your blog and simply love it!! We have just launched a innovative new platform and would like you to be a pioneering contributor – it’s the world’s first “Social Blogging Network” or as we tell our friends “Instagram for blogging. Keep up the amazing work!!

    Biosgraphy Team
    Seattle, WA

    1. Than you so much! I can’t wait to be more involved once harvest is finally over. I’ve already created my Bisography profile and I’m looking forward to participating. Cheers!

  2. Good morning. I came across your page, while researching the in’ s and outs of writing a self novel. I’m 43 years old, recently I came across a 2003 journal, that I started back in 2000. My life was very different and difficult growning up. I really didn’t think about sharing my story with anyone but, after reading what I had wrote, so long ago. I thought, oh my this is truly interesting! I’m not a journalist , nor do I have degree in anything other than real life unusual struggles. I would adore the opportunity to, learn more about what steps , I need to take on publishing.

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