I’m like Thoreau. Exploring the wilderness for creative purposes. On ATVs, occasionally.
I’m a USC alumnus from the B.F.A. ’16 Writing for Screen and Television program. When I’m not writing thrillers along the theme of the cost of ambition, I collect hobbies.
I won first place in a ballroom dancing competition, I do archery on occasion and can hit a balloon on a bullseye from 15 feet away. I know how to lockpick and can get out of a pair of police-grade handcuffs in under 60 seconds with only a paperclip, and I can hack into computers thanks to the “information security” class I took at USC. I will win at every game of Monopoly I ever play.
In my television life, I worked my way up from an assistant at the agency Verve, and I most recently worked on the show CONDOR (AT&T/Audience Network/Skydance/MGM) where I co-wrote episode 206.
I also run the publication Kingdom of Pavement, where we profile rising creatives in Los Angeles and beyond.
You can find updates on my projects on my blog, and I also recommend checking out my Most Popular Posts page.
Join Me for a Writing Workshop or Yoga Class!
Check out my events page to see what events I’m currently hosting!
I run yoga classes geared specifically for writers as well as writing workshops in the LA area. Because I want to foster a community out here, I try to keep the ticket/class prices as low as possible so anyone can attend. Check them out and let’s meet!
On my road to carpal tunnel (also the name of my indie band), I’ve written multiple screenplays, novels, pilots, specs and plays — two seasons of a produced web series, and a produced TV miniseries I co-wrote that premiered in IMAX back in May 2016 and was nominated for a College Television Emmy by the same panel of judges who judge the Primetime Emmys. You can check out more of my work in my portfolio, but please contact me for recent samples.
I’ve been lucky to collaborate with some really amazing people to get some of my work produced — and if you’ve ever seen your words translate to the screen you understand the kind of transcendence that comes with that process.
I specialize in long-form, dramatic, serialized content. I primarily write novels and television. I prefer the action and thriller genres and I favor strong female protagonist/troubled male protagonist duos and ensemble casts. I love writing heists, action sequences, double-crosses, and making unusual situations dramatic. In terms of themes, I like writing stories that deal with the cost of ambition.
Recent Awards & Press
You can check out some of my talks, awards, and recent press on my press page.
Questions? You can contact me here.
You can also follow me on Twitter (@AmyMSuto) for updates on projects, film and book recommendations, and what I suspect my cat is doing with those aforementioned magical powers.