Amanda is a two-time Tin Duck Award winner, an Aurealis and Ditmar Awards finalist and author of several science fiction and thriller novels. Her works include the best-selling military SF/space opera AURORA series (previously published by Momentum Books/Pan Macmillan Australia), alien contact drama THE TIME OF THE STRIPES, and sci-fi mystery SALVATION series, consisting of THE SUBJUGATE and THE SENSATION (published by Angry Robot Books, UK).
THE SUBJUGATE is being developed for TV by Anonymous Content (True Detective, Mr Robot, The Alienist) and Aquarius Films (Lion, Berlin Syndrome, Dirt Music).
THE SUBJUGATE is also currently being studied at two German universities (Düsseldorf and Cologne) as part of a program on Australian speculative fiction, in conjunction with the Centre for Australian Studies.
Born in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, 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.
Amanda is a versatile writer who enjoys working across different genres and creative formats, be it novels, screenplays, short stories, etc, and creating both original and tie-in work.
She was a finalist in the Universal AU/Screenwest Pitch competition (2019) and a finalist in the AACTA Regional Landscapes in Partnership with Screenworks Pitch (2020) for her feature film THE ARTISAN (comedy/drama).
Her short story THE GREAT PRESERVATION can be found on Short Édition’s Short Story Dispenser.
Her new novel PANDEMIC: PATIENT ZERO will be the first novel set in the award-winning Pandemic tabletop board game universe, and will be released worldwide this September 2021 through Aconyte Books (UK).
She has a MARVEL X-Men short story in the SCHOOL OF X anthology scheduled for release in December 2021 through Aconyte Books (UK).
She has a short story in the WARHAMMER 40K universe scheduled for release in 2022 through Black Library (UK).
Amanda has recently been shortlisted for the Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship as part of the 2020 Premier’s Book Awards, which will be announced late August.
She is also a proud Ambassador for Australia Reads.