Amanda is a full-time math teacher who lives in Tampa Bay, Florida with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. She enjoys video games, swimming, and going out to eat (especially breakfast).
She loves to read fantasy series, either YA or adult. Some of her favorite fantasy authors include Sam Sykes, Leigh Bardugo, Kiersten White, and Rin Chupeco. In the Romance genre Amanda swears by Nora Roberts and a new favorite, Jasmine Guillory. Thrillers and mysteries only come across her shelves if they can keep her guessing. Non-fiction is a rare read but is known to happen for research purposes.
While teaching and reading, Amanda is also currently drafting and revising her first novel, a fantasy epic (hopefully series!) blending elements of Avatar: the Last Airbender, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Throne of Glass series.