When not writing, Amanda enjoys spending time with her kids and her real-life hero. She loves reading, playing in nature/hugging trees, obsessively checking Facebook, taking road trips (especially the kind that make everyone around her question her sanity), playing with her puppies, going to the movies, and binge watching her favorite shows. Amanda is in love with elephants and Disney World, and she is a true believer in happily-ever-after. She bursts into an instant good mood when people are unexpectedly kind or polite, and thinks there's nothing greater than connecting with a stranger through a smile. She loves meeting new people, and especially loves to hear from readers!