Born and raised in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, Amanda hails from fishing and farming stock. The youngest of four children, her three brothers raised her on a diet of Rocky, Rambo, Muhammad Ali and AC/DC.
She moved to Perth (Western Australia) to study film & television/creative writing at Murdoch University, earning her a BA in Communication Studies. Perth has been her home ever since, aside from a nineteen-month stint in London (England) where she dabbled in Film & TV ‘Extra’ work.
Her third novel ‘Aurora: Meridian’ was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Six books are currently available worldwide in the Aurora series. Book seven will be released in 2018.
Her new novel The Time of the Stripes will be released worldwide on November 29.