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. By day, Amanda is a copywriter. By night, she writes urban fantasy tales featuring BIPOC and LGBTQ+ characters.
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.
It is quite possible Amanda was a baker in another life, so when she’s not writing or reading, she bakes.
“Welcome to America, the land of the (not quite) free and the home of the (occasionally) brave. The country that gave us Frederick Douglass and Robert E. Lee. Who gave us Hollywood and the segregated South. Who gave us Brown vs. the Board of Education but who drained an entire swimming pool after Dorothy Dandridge dipped her toe into the water. Welcome to America, where you’re more likely to star in a reality TV show, wear a shirt that says “suns out guns out,” or be murdered by a vampire than any other country in the world.”
African American Urban Fantasy
June 20, 2020