Hello, It’s Me

47688821_10215934015937572_8922518726050316288_nThe name’s Amanda and I’m a Nuyorican writer, editor, and vigilante-in-training. A sleepy, native Brooklynite, I currently live on Long Island by the coast. Aquarius, Gryffindor, and chaotic drama queen of some renown.

I received my MFA in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and have been at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers since the summer of 2016. Before all of that, I was a fast food manager, a copy clerk who occasionally designed wedding invitations (???), a wine tasting manager, a pop news writer, an actual news writer, and a dedicated children’s bookseller. You can read more about my eclectic work history on my LinkedIn.

When I’m not reading or writing, I’m crying about Tony Stark, attending concerts on work nights, climbing things I shouldn’t, stuck in traffic on the GWB, or performing one-woman musicals for my dog.

You can find me on Twitter, where I talk entirely too much, and Instagram, where I post a lot of selfies.