About the Author

about me and what i love to do

Hello! I’m Amanda!

I spent the first eighteen years of my life prowling the forests of Massachusetts with my three siblings, hunting trolls and ogres (for they are abundant in that state), and when I had perfected my swordsmanship, I set out for Franciscan University of Steubenville for some more intellectual eduation. There I studied Communication Arts and German.

However, on my way to Steubenville, I was waylaid by a giant, fire-breathing squirrel and noble grey knight named Dillon came to my rescue.  We became companions, embarking on several quests and adventures together, and recently got married in order to fight orcs more conveniently.  Adventure called us to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he studies medieval history at Western Michigan University, and I care for 26 horses at a hunter/jumper farm.

My interests include: historical longsword fencing, alternative/hard rock music, making videos, reading, adoring pigs, attempting to read German novels, philosophy, and crayons.  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: amandakgk@gmail.com. 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.

Let the countdown begin…

Exciting news! The first draft of my current work-in-progress, Song of the Brohoro, should be done by this August! Go over to Song of the Brohoro for an exclusive sneak peek at the first...

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It’s that time of year again…

Hard to believe, but once again, NaNoWriMo is right around the corner!  So roll up your sleeves and get ready to write a novel!  Go to the Nation Novel Writing Month website and sign up today!  That stinking awesome novel ain't going to write itself. 'But wait-- what...

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Video interview about Dragon’s Heart, writing, and more!

The independent blogging journalist Da Tech Guy recently interviewed me about Dragon's Heart.  I talk about the story, my experience writing it, and some tips for fellow writers.  I really had fun doing it, and I hope you enjoy watching it!     Video interview about...

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