MORE ABOUT AMANDA
When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing her back a book as a present. Whether she was getting lost in the pages of a tale about far-away knights, girls with supernatural powers, or kindly giants, she was quickly hooked on stories.
Over the years, Amanda has followed her own yellow brick road of reading and writing, and although her adventures haven't involved sword fights or saving the planet from certain annihilation, they have involved jobs in scholarly publishing, a modest amount of travel, and a lifelong love of novels.
A self-proclaimed Starbucks-latte addict, Amanda holds degrees in English from Salve Regina University and Boston College. She lives in southern New Hampshire with her family and a precocious pet poodle named Snickers.
"Keep this author's name handy.
She is definitely an author with a great talent and fascinating stories!"
- InD'tale Magazine, April 2019 issue, in review of North to Nara
Amanda's work has been the recipient of the following recognition:
North to Nara | Finalist, Best First Book | 2020 RWA Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter Prism Contest
North to Nara | Finalist, Best First Book | 2019 NJ Romance Writers Golden Leaf Contest
North to Nara | Crowned Heart of Excellence | InD'tale Magazine, April 2019 issue
Field and Thorne (unpublished) | 2nd place, New Adult | 2018 RWA Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter On the Far Side Competition
New Thirty (unpublished, prior name) | 1st place, Louboutin Award and 3rd place, Single Title | 2012 RWA Chick Lit Writers of the World (now Contemporary Romance Writers) Stiletto Contest
Dashboard Buddha (unpublished, prior name) | 3rd place, Women's Fiction | 2012 RWA Chick Lit Writers of the World (now Contemporary Romance Writers) Stiletto Contest