photo credit: Karen Osborne

photo credit: Karen Osborne


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Amanda is a magpie of plots, bad ideas, and spite. She is a queer speculative fiction writer who writes contemporary fantasy as A. J. Hackwith and sci-fi romance as Ada Harper.  Her writing has appeared in Uncanny Magazine and various anthologies, and she's an alumni of Viable Paradise workshop. She's represented by Caitlin McDonald of Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Amanda lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and her ghosts. She's a Slytherin girl, a Ravenclaw nerd, and she always takes the renegade interrupts. And really, isn't that the important things to know?

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Short Fiction

  • Lips of Red, Lips of Black, Skies of Wonder, Skies of Danger: Stories of Airships, Pirates, and Wizards, June 2018

  • ERROR: KAPPA NOT FOUND, Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology, Cantina Publishing 2016


  • And the Dragon was in the Skin, Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction issue, Uncanny Magazine, TBA

Non-fiction books

  • Freelance Confidential, Rockable Press, 2011

  • Web Design Confidential, Rockable Press, 2012