Amanda received her first diary as a present for her fifth birthday, along with a VHS copy of Disney's Peter Pan. Her love of writing and fantasy stories were solidified. Since graduating with a Master's in teaching in 2007, she's freelanced as a writer for magazines, blogs, real estate companies, and non-profits. In recent years, she's devoted her attention to writing grants, web content, and marketing copy for non-profits. Amanda is also the writer behind the Woodsong Coffee blog and newsletter, a business she runs with her husband.

Browse samples of her writing and design work below:

Writings About Fiction:

Writings About Child Development & Pedagogy:

Regional Writings:


Writings About Music, Movies, & Television:

Fundraising & Annual Reports:


Print & Web Designs: