Amy L. Contrada
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, I attended Oberlin College Conservatory of Music as a violin major, later graduating from Tufts University with a B.A. summa cum laude in history. I went on to earn an M.A.T. in Social Studies from Brown University, and a Violin Making Diploma from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. I’ve worked as a violin maker, a department administrator and staff assistant at Harvard University, and briefly as high school teacher. I lived in the Boston area for 40 years before moving to the mountain west.
Unexpectedly shocked by the politics in the “progressive” communities where I lived and the radicalism in my children’s schools, I began contributing articles for the Lexington, Mass. newspaper in the early 90s. I was active in a concerned taxpayer organization and a parents’ group opposed to the radical “sex education” in the schools.
The same-sex marriage issue blew up in Massachusetts in late 2003. In 2004, I joined the efforts to remove the rogue Supreme Court judges in Massachusetts and strengthen parents’ rights protections in the state. I began the MassResistance blog in 2005. Since then, I have contributed news coverage, analysis, and editing to the pro-family group, MassResistance. I have posted some of my published articles at AmyContrada.com.
My first book, Mitt Romney’s Deception (2011), is the only documentary history of how “gay marriage” came to Massachusetts. The constitutional crisis over the state’s marriage ruling made clear the betrayal by establishment Republicans – Governor Mitt Romney in particular – who have undermined conservatives from within the political party that should represent them.
My second book – on a controversial topic – was written under a pen name and has done very well.
My current book project, due out in October 2019, is a story of corruption in our education system. For various reasons it, too, will be published under a pen name.