Amanda wrote her
first romance at the age of sixteen--a vast historical
epic starring all her friends as the characters, written
secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered
why math was not her strongest subject...)
She's never since
used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many
awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the Booksellers
Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt
Medallion. She lives in Oklahoma with a menagerie of
two cats, a Pug, and a very bossy miniature Poodle,
along with far too many books.
When not writing
or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting
cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food
Network--even though she doesn't cook.
Amanda also writes as Laurel McKee for Grand Central Publishing.
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