Amanda Cherry is a native of Pensacola, FL and an alumnus of UNLV who hasn’t been thoroughly warm since moving to the Seattle area in 2003. Amanda’s first love was performing, and she has had a successful career as a theatre, television, and film actress.
Amanda’s first book was penned in her family’s den and published by her father in time for Christmas in 1985, she was six years old. After the limited success of that first outing, Amanda turned to writing stories for fun. She spent the next twenty-odd years doing just that.
A lifelong nerd, Amanda joined the staff at her favorite Star Wars site, Tosche Station, as a contributing writer in 2016 and discovered that letting other people read what she’d written was actually pretty fun. Thanks to the encouragement of a friend, she was invited to submit to a Superhero anthology in 2016 while living overseas in Berlin, Germany. When she learned that her story was bought, she cried.
Capitalizing on the success of that publication, Amanda’s pitch for a follow-up novel was accepted. The rest is, as they say, history. Rites & Desires debuted in March of 2018 to audience acclaim and author giggles.
Amanda’s short fiction has appeared in Cobalt City Christmas: Christmas Harder and multiple issues of Mad Scientist Journal Quarterly. She was part of the writing team behind the 2018 Role Play Game release, Acute Paranoia and was a finalist in the 2018 NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. She is an associate member of SFWA and enjoys collaborating with other genre fiction writers on stories, events, and public relations.
Amanda once again lives in the Seattle area with her husband of ten years and four year-old son. In her free time, she enjoys driving her little blue convertible and officiating flat track roller derby.