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Amber J. Mack

Writer

Location icon United States

I'm a storyteller. Through every newspaper article, blog post, ad copy, fiction story, and non fiction essay, I look for meaning and seek to create stories that make a difference in the world.

I know the importance of deadlines and will strive to be effective in all areas of need. I believe in quality work on time and I offer fresh ideas and a new perspective to every assignment presented to me.

Portfolio

Creative Nonfiction Essays

I'm Sorry, Mija
Down the Stream

After and unknown trigger has caused Amber to consider relapsing, she calls her best friend, who helps her think through her depressive fog, but he doesn’t answer. With each call, she leaves a voicemail telling him bits and pieces of how her cutting began, hoping that he’s call back after each one.

I'm Sorry, Mija
I Used to Live Here Once, and So Did She

Amber visits her family’s hometown of Madison, Ga seven years after her Great-grandmother, Nene, passes. As her and her grandfather visits his childhood home, she remembers the summers and family gatherings that she spent on the property. Her and her grandfather visits their family cemetery and she begins to feel her Nene’s presence.

I'm Sorry, Mija
I'm Sorry, Mija

It’s been a few days since Amber and her sister Khaila has seen their mother. They were evicted from their previous home and is now staying with their grandparents. During dinner their mom comes home looking frailer than Amber remembers and their mom gives her and her sister an ultimatum, stay or go.

Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta Magazine
06/21/2017
5 Atlanta events you won't want to miss: June 21-27

Where: Agnes Scott College: Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel When: June 22, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $28.30 (includes a copy of her memoir) Details: "Bad Feminist" Roxanne Gay will be reading from her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, which dissects Gay's relationship with her body and learning to accept and take care of yourself.

Atlanta Magazine
06/14/2017
5 Atlanta events you won't want to miss: June 14-20 - Atlanta Magazine

ASO Performance in the Park Where: Piedmont Park: Oak Hill When: June 15, 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free Details: With the evening's theme of "Song and Dance," the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform Brahms's Hungarian Dance, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, and . . . David Bowie?

Atlanta Magazine
05/31/2017
5 Atlanta events you won't want to miss: May 31-June 6

Indie Craft Experience (ICE) holds its summer craft market this weekend. Photograph by Bonnie J. Heath Photography Candler Park Music and Food Festival Where: Candler Park When: June 2 and 3 (see lineup for showtimes) Cost: General Admission: $25; VIP: $80 (21+ only) What: Listen to live performances from Lake Street Drive, Chelsea Shag, Ripe, and more while playing adult field games and noshing on snacks from some of Atlanta's favorite food trucks.

Atlanta Magazine
05/24/2017
12 things to do on Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta - Atlanta Magazine

The Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament is part of Callaway Gardens's Memorial Day festivities Photograph courtesy by Callaway Gardens Atlanta Jazz Festival Where: Piedmont Park When: May 26-28 (see lineup for showtimes) Cost: Free What: Listen to more than two dozen top jazz musicians, from Macy Gray to Freddy Cole, play at this funky jazz fest.

The West Georgian

The West Georgian
11/10/2016
Taco Bell Closed for Second Remodel

Taco Bell in East Carrollton closes for its second remodel. On Monday, Oct. 24, the establishment was seen with "Closed for Remodel" on the Taco Bell sign post. CW Hayes will complete the remodel, and workers have been seen on the premises. The Taco Bell "Bell" has already been removed.

The West Georgian
11/03/2016
SAC's Fall Festival Haunts Students

UWG's Student Activities Council (SAC) hosted their annual Fall Festival at the Campus Center Ballroom in preparation for Halloween. The Fall Festival was coordinated by Read Lucas, the 2016-2017 special events director. Previous years exhibited carnivals and costume parties for the Fall Festival, but the main attraction of this year's [...]

The West Georgian
10/13/2016
Singer-songwriter Yuna performs in Atlanta

Do yourself a favor: go see Yuna live. The Masquerade's Hell was sold out on Friday, Oct. 7 for good reason: Yuna's Chapters Tour was in Atlanta. Doors opened at 7 p.m., and the show started at 8:30 p.m. Opening the show was Chicago native Ń ÿ ł ø, who [...]

The West Georgian
10/27/2016
Plane makes emergency landing on bypass

A plane made an emergency landing on Highway 166 near the intersection of Blandenburg Road near the Carroll County Jail. On Oct. 20, pilot Ian McMahon safely landed his Piper PA-6-601P Aerostar in a grassy median after he noticed the engines began to surge. "I guess the totalizer was [...]

The West Georgian
10/27/2016
Camp Blood

In Carrollton, there are three haunts that residents get to explore, Chaos Haunted House, Freaks of Fear Haunted House and Camp Blood, but Camp Blood is the most widely known. Camp Blood: Home of Haunted Hillbillies and Dead Rednecks was founded in 1990 as a private Halloween party with a [...]

The West Georgian
10/13/2016
Case Remains Open After Woman's Body Found and Identified

Douglas County officials found the body of a decomposed female in a wooded area near the Carroll County line off Bankhead Highway on Sunday, Sept. 26. Villa Rica Police received a call around 2:30 p.m. after a driver spotted the body in the woods close to the intersection of Cleghorn [...]

The West Georgian
10/08/2016
Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine Tour to hit ATL

American rapper Mac Miller will be performing at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Ga., on Oct. 17 to support his fourth studio album The Divine Feminine. Opening acts Lakim and ClockworkDJ, aka the Official Tour DJ of Mac Miller, are expected to get the crowd pumped up with crazy DJ spins [...]

The West Georgian
09/30/2016
Gas Leak Causes Shortage in Metro Atlanta

Alabama Surface Mining Commission discovered a gas leak on Sept. 9 from a Colonial Pipeline near Helena, Ala. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration reported that state workers discovered the leak when they noticed a strong gasoline odor and sheen on a man-made retention pond. The pipeline, belonging to [...]

The West Georgian
09/23/2016
Three Killed in Plane Crash at West Georgia Regional Airport

Carrollton, Ga. - According to the Times Georgian, three people were killed in a plane crash at West Georgia Regional Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 7. According to Carroll County's Fire Chief Scott Blue, two single engine planes, a Beechcraft Bonanza F33A, registered in College Park, Ga., and a Diamond Aircraft [...]

The West Georgian
09/15/2016
A Local Disaster Metroplex Provides Training for First Responders

Almost 11 years ago, Hurricane Katrina unleashed its wrath over the Gulf Coast of the U.S. Rescue teams scrambled in cities, such as New Orleans, to help flood victims and other survivors. The unpreparedness and unorganized rescue efforts persuaded Geoff Burkart and his son Vann, an alum of UWG, to [...]

The West Georgian
09/10/2016
UWG Organizations Host Black Lives Matter Vigil

On Monday, Aug. 22, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) collaborated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Housing and Residence Life to hold the "Black Lives Matter: Stop The Violence" vigil at the Oaks Amphitheatre. Its purpose was to remember African-American lives lost to police brutality and gun violence. Over [...]

The Young Folks

The Young Folks
03/29/2017
New Release: Kendrick Lamar - "The Heart Part 4"

Amber Mack is a 21-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia attending UWG (Go Wolves!), and is working to obtain a degree in Convergence Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. She loves, poetry, books (preferably YA), music, and Netflix. When she's not attending classes, she writing poetry and/or songs while enjoying excessive binges of Gilmore Girls and Charmed.

The Young Folks
03/14/2017
Frank Ocean premieres new song "Chanel"

Amber Mack is a 21-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia attending UWG (Go Wolves!), and is working to obtain a degree in Convergence Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. She loves, poetry, books (preferably YA), music, and Netflix. When she's not attending classes, she writing poetry and/or songs while enjoying excessive binges of Gilmore Girls and Charmed.

The Young Folks
02/28/2017
Music Feature: Who's Nylo?

Amber Mack is a 21-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia attending UWG (Go Wolves!), and is working to obtain a degree in Convergence Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. She loves, poetry, books (preferably YA), music, and Netflix. When she's not attending classes, she writing poetry and/or songs while enjoying excessive binges of Gilmore Girls and Charmed.

The Young Folks
02/06/2017
Blondie announce new album ft. Sia, Joan Jett, and more

Amber Mack is a 21-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia attending UWG (Go Wolves!), and is working to obtain a degree in Convergence Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. She loves, poetry, books (preferably YA), music, and Netflix. When she's not attending classes, she writing poetry and/or songs while enjoying excessive binges of Gilmore Girls and Charmed.

The Young Folks
02/06/2017
Chance the Rapper releases "Same Drugs" music video

Amber Mack is a 21-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia attending UWG (Go Wolves!), and is working to obtain a degree in Convergence Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. She loves, poetry, books (preferably YA), music, and Netflix. When she's not attending classes, she writing poetry and/or songs while enjoying excessive binges of Gilmore Girls and Charmed.

The Young Folks
01/31/2017
Highly Suspect Announce 2017 U.S. Tour | The Young Folks

Alt rockers Highly Suspect are set to tour America this spring to support their new album The Boy Who Died Wolf. The band earned a Grammy nomination this year for Best Rock Song for the track "My Name Is Human," and finished up a string of sold-out heading dates in 2016, Highly Suspect is propelling forward and hitting the road in the U.S.

The Young Folks
01/21/2017
Hear Gorillaz' First Song in Six Years, 'Hallelujah Money' | The Young Folks

The Gorillaz are back! On January 19, the Gorillaz released their first song in six years, "Hallelujah Money" featuring British artist Benjamin Clementine, the day before Donald Trump's Inauguration. The song explores themes of "power, big business, and humanity," according to a press release.

The Young Folks
12/06/2016
Album Review: "Awaken, My Love!" | The Young Folks

On December 2, Donald Glover released his third studio album, Awaken, My Love! under his rap name, Childish Gambino. The album is eleven tracks totaling up to 48 minutes with two singles, "Me and Your Mama" and "Redbone." He debuted tracks from this album at a three-day music fest in Joshua Tree, CA called Pharos.

The Young Folks
10/12/2016
Concert Review: Yuna - Chapters - Atlanta | The Young Folks

Do yourself a favor and go see Yuna live. Yuna is just one of those artists who sounds better live than recorded. Don't misunderstand me, her pre-recorded songs are amazing, but her stunning live performance grabs onto the soul of each individual song.

The Young Folks
07/10/2016
Music news: Childish Gambino teases PHAROS | The Young Folks

If you're a big Childish Gambino fan, you're wondering where he's been. Of course we've seen him in The Martian in his short but amazing performance, and he's also staring in a new FX television series Atlanta that debuts in September, but that's portrayed by Donald Glover. Childish has been radio silence.

The Young Folks
05/22/2016
Album Review: Ariana Grande - "Dangerous Woman" | The Young Folks

Ariana Grande crossed over into chart topping international superstar territory with her last album My Everything, and now that she's shaken off the remnants of her Nickelodeon days, she's back with her third studio album Dangerous Woman.

The Young Folks
05/17/2016
Troye Sivan Announces Second North American Tour | The Young Folks

Troye Sivan keeps dropping amazing news. Not only has the Youtube star turned worldwide music sensation, but he recently revealed that he'll be playing at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22. He also just announced his second headlining North American tour, which is titled "The Suburbia Tour."

The Young Folks
05/09/2016
New Music from Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake and More! | The Young Folks

The music scene has been buzzing with new music, appearances and tour announcements. I don't know about you,but the Spring/Summer is the best time for song and album releases. Who doesn't like new music to listen to while relaxing, soaking up some sun, or even dancing at the hottest club this summer?

The Young Folks
04/01/2016
WATCH: "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande | The Young Folks

Ariana Grande debuted her latest music video for "Dangerous Woman" late Wednesday night, and I say it's definitely one of her sexiest videos yet. Titled "Visual 1" and directed by The Young Astronauts, the video features Grande in lacy black lingerie singing against a pink and blue backdrop.

The Young Folks
03/19/2016
TYF's Spring Break Songs 2016 | The Young Folks

Spring Break 2016 is here and we all know it's the season to dance the day and night away on the beach. What's dancing without your favorite track blaring out of the speakers next to you? Here is a list of a few of our writer's favorite songs to listen to as the season begins.

The Young Folks
02/23/2016
Watch Rihanna's Music Video for "Work" feat. Drake | The Young Folks

Rihanna released the music video for her single, "Work" feat. Drake this afternoon and SURPRISE, its actually two videos in one. The first half, filmed by Director X, is pretty simple: the two are seen in a Toronto Caribbean restaurant drinking a lot of Red Stripe, and Rihanna wines, grinds and dances the night away with other club goers.

The Young Folks
01/30/2016
Concert Announcements & Shaky Knees Lineup | The Young Folks

Lately, there has been a ton of buzz in the music scene from new music releases to concert announcements. If you're a frequent concert goer like I am, you already have notifications set for when your favorite artists announce their tours or when festivals are coming to town.

The Young Folks
01/01/2016
Watch Taylor Swift's "Out Of The Woods" Video | The Young Folks

Happy 2016! According to all of Taylor Swift's fans, she celebrated the end of 2015 the best way possible: she released the music video for her 1989 hit "Out of The Woods" on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest before the clock struck midnight last night.

The Young Folks
12/31/2015
Top 10 Pop Music Videos of 2015 | The Young Folks

This has been a great year for all Music Lovers. Breakout artists like Alessia Cara, Halsey, Troye Sivan and Tori Kelly exploded onto the stage and blessed all of our ears with glorious music. This year, artists new and old came together and added a visual layer to their pre-existing tracks.

The Young Folks
12/23/2015
Adele's announces sold out '25' tour | The Young Folks

Adele released the album 25 on Nov. 18 and it completely shattered record sales.Earning the biggest first-week sales on record with 3.38 million copies sold in the United States, it is on track for a third million-selling week. On top of her record breaking record sales, Adele announced her 2016 North American Tour.

The Young Folks
12/13/2015
Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour LIVE | The Young Folks

Even though it's Taylor Swift's 26 th birthday today, she seems to be in the giving mood. Today, December 13 th, Swift announced on her website and twitter that the "1989 World Tour LIVE" will launch on Apple Music on December 20 th.

Between the Headphones

Between The Headphones
10/22/2015
Upcoming Album "25" and Debut Single from Adele

The wait is over. Adele will premiere her new debut single Hello off her upcoming album 25 this Friday on BBC Radio 1. The cinematic video will also be reviewed that same day. I don't know about you, but I know that my heart, mind, and soul is ready for Adele's comeback.

Between The Headphones
10/19/2015
This Is Not A Drill. Adele Previews New Song During Episode of X-Factor

A short clip featuring a new song with a bit of text played during a commercial break of X-Factor on Sunday evening.There was no dates or titles. Nothing but a voice. That Voice. Fan's are losing their minds. Many believe that this snippet is from Adele's upcoming album "25" but we shall see soon enough.

Between The Headphones
10/16/2015
Review: Troye Sivan's WILD

Album: WILD Artist: Troye Sivan Release Date: September 4, 2015 Genre: Pop Track Listing: WILD - 3:47 BITE - 3:06 FOOLS - 3:40 EASE (feat. BROODS) - 3:33 THE QUIET - 3:46 DKLA (feat. Tkay Maidza) - 4:15 WILD, from pop artist and YouTuber Troye Sivan, is his sophomore EP after his much success with TRXYE.

Between The Headphones
04/26/2014
[Album Review] Zendaya Coleman's "Zendaya"

Introducing the next teen sensation who's picking up the microphone is the dancing diva from Shake It Up - Zendaya Coleman! Who is she you might ask? Well, the 17 - year- old starlet is the new Pop Princess and former Disney star. The first song on the self- titled album Zendaya and the lead...

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