Amy Racina

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About me

Occupation Self-employed Entrepreneur
Location Healdsburg, California
Introduction Hello, I’m Amy, a hiker & backpacker, entrepreneur, author, & wilderness survivor. I live in California with my partner Mickey. My son Sam, 20, lives nearby. I adore travel, meeting people, and new experience. My businesses are The Everyday Goddess, a traveling clothing store, and Instant Pool Cards ( I’m an author and a motivational speaker. ( In 2003 I had a life-altering experience. 140 miles into a magnificent solo trek through remote King’s Canyon National Park. I was working my way down a steep hillside when suddenly the ground crumbled, and I found myself falling, 60 feet, with nothing below but solid rock. Amazingly, I survived the fall, but I had shattered my hip and both legs. I survived for 4 days and nights, alone in the wilderness, dragging my damaged body towards possible rescue. There is a miraculous happy ending. I am, against all odds, alive and well today, and able to hike, & backpack once again. My story is in my book, Angels in the Wilderness. For more of the adventures that continue to fuel my enthusiasm for life, tune in here!
Interests Hiking, backpacking, writing, travel, flea markets, friends.
Favorite Movies Brigadoon, The Duchess of Duke Street, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Anne of the Thousand Days, Elizabeth, Indochine, Blue Crush, Miss Congeniality
Favorite Music eclectic tastes
Favorite Books Angels in the Wilderness, One on One, Kushiel's Dart, Nature Noir, Getting your Book Published for Dummies