As a child, Amanda could always be found with three things: a snack, a novel, and a notebook. When she wasn’t glued to the pages of a Stephen King paperback or furiously scribbling stories of her own, Amanda was dreaming of sharing her love of writing with others.
Her passion for words and literature lead her to study Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico. There, she honed her craft, and learned how to collaborate and network with other writers to shape words into publishable and powerful stories. Since earning her degree in 2014, she has continued collaborations with authors like herself— critiquing, editing, and working to create cultures of learning and support— and co-founded a critique group working out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Amanda enjoys watching Netflix and YouTube with her dog, Milo, working on various craft projects, and writing (of course).