Amie Jane was born in 1983, in Adelaide, Australia. As a young child, she had a wonderful imagination. Amie Jane relished all kinds of indoor and outdoor play and, among other activities, immensely enjoyed children’s pantomimes, concerts, films and story-telling. Long before she could actually read and write, she took great delight in being read to, and in creating her own short stories; dictating many to her parents who wrote them down on her behalf.
In time, Amie Jane developed into a creative young writer and a fluent, expressive, and animated reader. Passionate about reading, she became an avid fan of many classic authors including, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, Stephen King and later she found inspiration from authors such as J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins and Stephenie Meyer.
At age 11, Amie Jane and her family moved to eastern Australia, in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, where apart from school, her main ‘focus’ in life was living and breathing basketball.
Inspired by a reoccurring nightmare, Amie Jane aged 16, woke in the middle of the night and scribbled down on paper the repeated scene she kept seeing in her dreams, and placed it folded within her paperwork. As an aspiring actor, she envisaged herself, one day, acting in a screenplay she would create based around this short scene. Her loving and supportive parents had always encouraged her and her older brother, to reach for the stars and to follow their dreams. Nevertheless, preoccupied with basketball, that piece of paper was eventually out of sight, out of mind.
It would be some 10 years later; after gaining various qualifications, having dabbled in several careers, relocating to the state of Queensland, and her aspiring acting career now replaced with achieving high-end sales in the corporate world, that she would come across the very same folded piece of paper when sorting through old paperwork. It was then, Amie Jane decided to use her downtime to write a book around this one scene, starting at the middle and building her characters and story around it.
In time, struggling to juggle corporate world demands, and trying to fuel her true passion for writing, Amie Jane decided to abandon the sensible notion of saving to buy a house, a decision she had been striving towards, and instead, take a few years out of full-time paid employment and travel throughout the world writing and living-off her hard earned savings.
Throughout the years, embracing her parent’s words of encouragement, but driven by her own ambition, determination, and efforts, Amie Jane followed her dreams to become the creative, motivated young woman she is today.
She lived by the belief ‘If you don’t have the courage to chase your dreams, how can you possibly catch them’, and in 2016, ‘The Harris Sisters’ was born.