Amanda Ross’ first novel, To Astera, With Love — a book about witches, vampires, friendships, road trips, bureaucracy, and magic tattoos — drops this summer.
After spending her childhood inventing elaborate stories for her Barbie dolls to act out, Amanda finally put pen to paper as a teen. From then on, she was hooked on the magic of storytelling in all its forms.
She graduated from California State University, Fresno, receiving a BA in Mass Communication and Journalism.
By day, Amanda is a freelance writer. By night, she writes urban fantasy tales featuring characters at the intersectionality of BIPOC and LGBTQ+.
When she’s not staring at a computer and increasing her likelihood of getting carpal tunnel by the age of 40, Amanda is an avid reader. In addition to devouring the works of other BIPOC fantasy authors, Amanda enjoys reading psychological horror and murder mysteries.
Amanda can also be found listening to podcasts about history or murder or the supernatural.
It is quite possible Amanda was a baker in another life, so when she’s not writing or reading or tuning in to her favorite podcast, she bakes. Currently, she’s baking her way through The Great British Bake-Off cookbook. Originally from the Bay Area, Amanda currently lives in Atlanta with her partner, Sky.