About the Author

about me and what i love to do

"Words were the only net to catch a mood, the only sure weapon against oblivion." ~Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver

Hello! I’m Amanda!

I’m a twenty-year-old Catholic living in beautiful and quirky Massachusetts! I share my mighty fortress with an older sister, a younger brother, and a younger sister. Yes, I’m a middle child (beware!). Our fortress is guarded by a valiant host of animals: a dog, Baby Girl (a name to make you quiver in your boots), a cat named William Shakespeare Gandalf the Grey (doesn’t really live up to his name- he’s afraid of shoes, let alone Nazguls), and the rabbit Spock (beware the mind-meld). I’m currently attending Franciscan University of Steubenville as a junior.

My interests include: fencing, alternative/hard rock music, fencing, attempting to write poetry, fencing, reading, fencing, inflicting innocent paper with squiggly lines jokingly called drawings, fencing, legos, fencing, philosophy, and all sorts of geeky things. Oh, I nearly forgot fencing! My favorite books are: Hamlet, Orthodoxy, Lord of the Rings, Ranger’s Apprentice, Chronicles of Narnia, The King’s Shadow, The Hobbit, Anne of Green Gables, Diamond in the Window, and Pride & Prejudice (not necessarily in that order).

If after reading all this you still want to contact me, you may email: [email protected] There are also comment boxes scattered around the notebook, so don’t be afraid to say hello! I probably won’t poke you with a sword.

Here’s a few of my recent journal entries.

Hark! the steps of doom!

November is drawing near, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month!  Yay!  (Cue trumpets and drums) What’s NaNoWriMo you ask?  Well, as the name suggests, you write a novel in a month!  In November, to be exact.  And a 50,000 word novel, to be... read more

The Rules of Writing

Like all art-forms, writing has rules.  And like all rules about art, they are meant to be broken. First of all, if you’re a beginning writer, follow the rules.  You must learn them before you can break them.  Rules are meant to end in a certain effect.  Once... read more

Magical Beasts

Exciting news!  Well, at least I’m excited.  I added a new page!  Follow the link below to learn all about the magical beasts from Dragon’s Heart. /fun-stuff/magical-beasts/ read more