Amy Stewart is a woman of many interests. An accomplished massage therapist, restaurateur and all around science buff, she has now added children's author to her resumé.
Her book, "The Living Rainbow," is the first in a planned series of children's books to explain metaphysical and individual energies in simplest terms.
A 14-page, illustrated rhyming book, Amy said the book is a spiritual, science-inspired book geared for children, but suitable for all readers.
An author of many interests, talents and occupations, Amy said she formerly worked as a massage therapist at the Avenue Apothecary in Rehoboth Beach.
There, the author said she began to indulge her interest in metaphysics and the connection between energies, frequencies, auras, spirituality and individual physical anatomies.
Through her study, Amy said she learned about spirituality in a way that made sense to her, without labels.
"I had the freedom to find God in a way that fills me," she said.
"The Living Rainbow" got it's beginnings with her 7-year-old son, Amy said, and she completed much of the writing at Po'Boys so the change of ownership is bittersweet.
Penny Reid, Amy's co-worker at Po'Boys, was around for much of the writing process, she said.
Reid said she already picked up a copy of "The Living Rainbow" for her 12-year-old niece.
"When she was writing she would let me read little bits," Reid said. "It's different. She's got a wonderful philosophy."
Published by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Stewart said the book should be available on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites by Christmas and she will have copies available at PoBoy's and local booksellers as well.
For more information about "The Living Rainbow," contact Amy Stewart at 302-684-0890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewart said Po' Boys will host closing parties Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 20-21, and new owner Mike Clampitt's version of Po'Boy's will debut just after the holidays at a grand re-opening from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9.
As an established local chef who has worked with Po'Boys founder Lee Stewart over the years, Clampitt is planning a community meet-and-greet introduce himself and his updated version of Po'Boy's to the dining scene in Milton, Amy said.