By Ellie Mae Photography
by Ellie Mae Photography

Amanda is a writer, editor, and performer based near Buffalo, New York. Her first verse novel AND WE CALL IT LOVE was published in 2019 by West 44 Books. She has written multiple fiction and nonfiction children’s books, which can be found in libraries and classrooms around the world. In addition, her work has appeared in the online literary journal The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. Amanda had appeared in theater productions and films around Western New York: most notably Long John, winner of a 2015 Gold Bison for WNY Short at the Buffalo International Film Festival. When not working, Amanda enjoys being out in nature. She tries her best to identify plants.