Amanda is an award-winning versatile writer who enjoys working across different genres and creative formats, be it novels, screenplays or short stories, and loves creating both original work and tie-in work for other IPs.
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 was shortlisted for the Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship as part of the 2020 Premier’s Book Awards. She is also a proud Ambassador for Australia Reads.
Original Novels and Short Stories
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 noir 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.
Her short story The Great Preservation can be found on Short Édition’s Short Story Dispenser.
Tie-in Novels and Short Stories
Amanda wrote the procedural thriller, Pandemic: Patient Zero – the first novel set in the award-winning Pandemic tabletop board game universe, released worldwide through Aconyte Books (UK).
Her X-Men short story, Eye Of The Storm, part of the Marvel: School of X anthology was released worldwide through Aconyte Books (UK).
She has a short story in the Warhammer 40K universe scheduled for release in November 2022 through Black Library (UK).
Her new novel, Sound of Light, set in the Marvel X-Men universe and featuring the mutant Dazzler, will be released through Aconyte Books (UK) this November!
Amanda was a finalist in the AACTA Regional Landscapes in Partnership with Screenworks Pitch (2020) and the Universal AU/Screenwest Pitch competition (2019) for her feature film The Artisan (comedy/drama).
She is currently developing a limited TV series with producer Martin Walsh (Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan) and working on a suite of feature film screenplays across a variety of genres.
When she’s not working, she enjoys watching films/tv, reading novels and comics, and shaking her booty to rock ‘n’ roll.