Amanda writes stories for kids and their grown-ups. She's pretty sure there's nothing better in the world.

She grew up in Pennsylvania, where she discovered her love of making: drawing, crafting, sewing, cooking, storytelling. Anything to give her imagination a voice.

When she was six, someone gave her a journal. She instantly felt at home with the magic that happens when words come from inside, pass across the page, and connect with someone else.

In her twenties, Amanda moved to Portland, Oregon, and cozied right into the land of gray skies and creative living. She finished her degree in Human Development, worked with lots of awesome kids, and married her love.

Of all the happies in her life, writing is one of the happiest. And she’s beyond thrilled to share her words with you.

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Amanda is represented by Charlotte Wenger of Prospect Agency. MY SHAPE IS SAM is being published by Page Street Kids Publishing, Fall 2019, distributed by Macmillan. She is a member of SCBWI and the Authors Guild