Amy Hammond

Amy Hammond is a freelance writer and author of children’s books that encourage the next generation to attend college. When not indoctrinating youth about the necessity of higher education, she enjoys exploring the paradise that is her St. Petersburg home. She holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a Masters in Secondary English Education from the University of South Florida. Her work has appeared in such venues as the Tampa Bay Times. Children’s Book Titles by Amy Hammond include: When I Grow Up, I’ll Be a Gator; When I Grow Up, I’ll Be a ‘Nole; When I Grow Up, I’ll Be a Bull; When I Grow Up, I’m Bama Bound; When I Grow Up, I’ll Be a Tiger.

Feature StoryLauren, Hudson, and Bryan Durkin pick up a popsicle at Duckweed Urban Market in downtown Tampa.

Downtown Dwellers: Raising urban kids in Tampa


For GoodEvan Longoria and grateful family

For Good: Great Explorations opens Longo's Cove


For GoodSaint Pete Dance Center

Zombies For Good: Saint Pete Dance Center benefit