Amy Rohde

Amy Rohde

The Katrina Diary

Q: How did you come up with your story?
The idea for The Katrina Diary came from wanting to share a piece of personal history with my then four year old daughter. We were living in New Orleans because my husband was in the military, and I knew we’d move away long before she’d be able to remember the evacuations.  I decided to keep a journal during the next hurricane evacuation, not realizing what kind of havoc Katrina and then Rita would wreak on our lives. I honestly thought it would be four or five hand written pages detailing a three day stay in a hotel, and a completely uneventful return home.

Q: Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always loved words, sentences, stories… and I love putting them together in a way that makes someone really understand. Writing is a beautiful form of communication.

Q: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be? Why?
I am a stay at home mom. Why? Because SOMEONE needs to keep everyone and everything in order and on time!

Q: Favorite genres to read?
Bio. and Memoirs, History/Historical Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Noir

Q: What are your pet peeves?
Ha! How long have you got? I have a gazillion peeves, ranging from the word “irregardless” to bureaucracy to that stubborn ring in the bathtub.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
My hair is not naturally neon pink. Shhh– don’t tell!

Q: Where else can we find you, other titles, or anything else you’d like to share?
I can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and at

For a cranky “Get off my lawn, you young whippersnapper!” kind of person, I really am quite harmless, and welcome the chance to talk to strangers.

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