Amy T. Granite is an American journalist based in Portland, Oregon. A Southern California-native, Granite earned her B.A. in Literature and Writing Studies from CSU San Marcos in 2005 and embarked on a decade of decadence, chronicling her life as a pleasure-seeker (AKA "lifestyle reporting") with an emphasis on restaurant reviews, small business underdogs, and budget, off-the-beaten-path adventures. Hundreds of articles, blown-out pants' seams and unpaid expense reports later, in 2017 Granite accepted her fate and landed a "real job" as a news desk editor in the Pacific Northwest. But in 2020, and unknowingly on the cusp of a global pandemic, Granite flew the corporate-coop to get back in business for herself. Ever since, she's been devising and revising her pleasure-seeking handbook. Follow along and contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.