Looking for Amber

Serious post.

This link goes to a news article about an amnesiac girl in New York City.  Please read it.  To sum it up quickly, she is using the name Amber and can quote a passage from Fool’s Fate, but does not recall who she is.  She is between 14 and 19.  She is also quoted as saying that she’s writing a story that features a character called Rian “who’s been raised by the commander of the guard post on the edge of a fantasy kingdom.”

Given these details, I think it’s possible that she may belong to an online community that shares an interest in Robin Hobb or writing.  I’ve already checked all my friends here at Livejournal and on Myspace, looking for females using the screen name Amber. 

If you know "Amber" please contact the New York City police.  If her photo looks similar to any  online friends who share an interest in my work, or if her story line and character name from her writing sound familiar to anyone, please let the police know. 

Some of the comments following the newstories on this that I’ve seen have been pretty snide and skeptical.  I’d prefer to offer help even if I’m later shown to have been gullible.

4 Responses to Looking for Amber

  1. Oh man 🙁 I hope it’s not true, poor girl. I’ll look through the forums I’m on to see if anyone posts that matches up to the description and send the link on.

  2. I agree, it is better to try to help someone at the ‘risk’ of seeming gullible than to not do anything at all.
    I checked around a little bit on Shelfari but I did not find anyone
    fitting her description… :/ Although it was a bit of a vain search. I hope, whatever the case may be,
    that she will get the help and aid that she needs.

    On another note, people can be so crude, most (if not all) of those comments made about the article were
    completely unnecessary and uncalled for.