Amanda is particularly interested in writing about art and textiles. Since completing her degree in illustration at Chelsea School of Art and an MA in Writing the Visual at Norwich School of Art and Design, Amanda has worked on a number of book projects.
Laura's Handmade Life
Amanda's latest novel, Laura's Handmade Life, published by Little, Brown and in book stores now.
When life unravels, start stitching...
In 2009 Amanda wrote the short story Blue Beauty, an alternative telling of Snow White, set in Ancient Egypt. It was published in Alternative Renditions by Bridgehouse Publishing. www.bridgehousepublishing.co.uk
Lost for Words
In 2008 Amanda's novella Lost for Words was runner-up in the Cinnamon Press novella award.
It went on to be published in 2009 by Chipmunka. Lost for Words is a 'coming of age' story. It follows the adventures of Shaun Andersen, a young student with a flair for design who dreams of one day working as an architect. In the meantime, he uses his artistic skills to decorate cakes, whilst struggling with chronic dyslexia. However, on an Art School trip to Amsterdam he begins to uncover his mother's secret past, and must come face-to-face with truths that have lain buried. Amanda also illustrated the cover of Lost for Words.
To Market...To Market
In 2005 Amanda was awarded a bursary from Creative Arts East to write and illustrate the children's picture book,
To Market...To Market. The story charts the journey of two Norfolk wherrymen along the River Yare from Great Yarmouth to Norwich.
Book Cover Design
Amanda's first book cover was for Fish Publishing's,
Dog days and other Stories. www.fishpublishing.com