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From Baker City, Oregon USA
Age 48
Joined Monday, January 6, 2003
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 2 6,340
released in the wild 3 2,888
controlled releases 0 130
releases caught 0 199
controlled releases caught 0 77
books found 0 1,016
tell-a-friend referrals 0 79
new member referrals 0 14
forum posts 0 1,330
Extended Profile
The books on my shelf do not necessarily reflect my reading tastes, as I often purchase books specifically to Bookcross.

I am a freelance fine artist, specializing in oil paintings---portraits, classic cars, horses, still lifes, you name it, I can do it. I am represented by galleries in Baker City, and also have an Etsy shop. I do take commissions when I have time.
I graduated from Academy of Art University, majoring in Fine Art. Now that I am finally done with school, I should have more time for reading and bookcrossing. I have been pretty inactive for the last few years, but am working on releasing the books that I have held captive for so long!

I enjoy reading, of course, painting, making jewelry, weightlifting, ballet, skating, cycling, volleyball, and going to flea markets, auctions, thrift stores and yard sales.

I am also manager and corporate administrator for a chain of gyms in the pacific northwest. I love my job and company!

Find my art at < a rel='nofollow' href=""> and my blog Life is a Great Big Canvas
or you can buy my art at AmyVanGaasbeckArtist and my jewelry at Gomboggitdesigns.

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Currently, some of my favorite authors are Lisa See, L. Frank Baum, L.M. Montgomery, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Beverly Cleary, Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, Shel Silverstein, Louisa May Alcott, Randy Alcorn, Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, C.S. Lewis, Bill Bryson.

I am also on
I do own a Little Free Library, the Wizard of Oz little free library in Baker City, Oregon. I often put Bookcrossed books in my Little Free Library.

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