Amy Manners

Press Service International

Amy is a Press Services International Columnist from Adelaide. She has a BA in Creative Writing and Screen & Media, and now works as a freelance photographer, videographer and writer. She was runner-up in the 2018 Basil Sellars Award. Her previous articles can be viewed here:

  • Long-suffering: a call to action on women’s health

    Women’s health has been stigmatised since the dawn of his-story. And somewhere along the way her-story became devalued.

  • Christian war hero made Angeline Jolie believe in the power of prayer

    World War II veteran and devout Christian Louis Zamperini influenced Angeline Jolie to drop to her knees and believe in the power of prayer during a shoot of the movie, "Unbroken."

  • You Race with Horses Now

    I once dreamt of Elijah running with the horses. The stallions’ manes were swept back in the fierce gallop, and with each thundering stride their muscles rippled beneath glistening coats, like silk swaying in the wind.

  • Plastic planet

    I meet a friend down the beach for fish and chips. While crunching down salty goodness, he tells me I have to see Bright, the new Netflix original starring Will Smith.

  • Bloom Again

    I wander by the plum tree in our garden and catch its perfume on a warm breeze. Last week its twigs were stark and empty, but today they’re laden with pastel pinks. Bees poke their heads into blossoms, while honeyeaters flit from branch to branch, shaking petals to the ground with their whipping wings.

  • Dear Dreamer

    “While he was trying to figure a way out, Joseph had a dream.”

  • Mountains, bow down

    “It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “Nothing, not even a mighty mountain will stand in [your] way.”

  • Be content with who you are

    “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are — no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourself proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.”

  • Faith over fear

    There were dark clouds looming over the distant hills, and a quickening wind that rippled the lake. The calm conditions were quickly changing. He knew a storm was coming, yet He said to His friends, “Let’s get in a boat and go across to the other side of the lake.”

  • Empty nets can still catch fish

    Two boats lie at the water’s edge, abandoned by fishermen who are cleaning their nets.