Amanda is a passionate wildlife rescuer and travels the world volunteering to help animals. She is the author of Looking Twice: Beautiful/Ugly, a book of themed poems and photographs, and “The Diplomat’s Daughter,” a story anthologized in Secret Histories: Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation. Her short story,“The Remover of Obstacles,” won the 2013 Traveller’s Tales Gold Solas Award for best love story. This is Amanda’s first book for middle readers. She has four children of her own and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their dog Luigi, and a pond fish.