Amanda is a writer, mother, and development director living in Colorado by way of Arkansas, Texas, Illinois, Alabama, D.C., the Netherlands, Turkey, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Spain. She is a contributing editor to Fiction Unbound, a University of Arkansas alum, a member of the Lighthouse Writers Workshops, and a Tin House workshop participant. Amanda is the recipient of The Missouri Review’s 2018 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in fiction.
Amanda shares home with her husband and daughter. She is an army brat. She attended the George Washington University and the University of Arkansas, receiving her B.A. in English and M.A. in teaching. She taught high school literature before moving into nonprofit program management and development. She's a contributing editor to Fiction Unbound and a writer. She likes moss, mollusks, and various things that don’t begin with ‘m.’
Amanda was the recipient of The Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in short fiction in 2018.
Amanda is a native Arkansan by way of Little Rock, Fayetteville, Pine Bluff, and Prescott. In Colorado, she loves to camp, hike, and watch for steller's jays at altitude. Amanda is a member of Lighthouse Writers Workshops, a Book Project graduate and Lit Fest Master Class alum. She attended the Tin House Winter Workshop in 2019.
Amanda is a contributing editor to Fiction Unbound and the development director for a nonprofit serving children and families.