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Amanda Greenslade is an Australian writer of new adult fantasy and children’s books. She aims to make every book she writes entertaining and thought-provoking. In her books, she aims to support creativity, diversity, equality, multi-culturalism and individuality; and make reading fun.

Amanda completed a Bachelor of Communication majoring in writing and screen production at Griffith University in 2003. She has been involved in the publication of more than 470 books through her self-publishing business Australian eBook Publisher. Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Amanda presently resides there with her husband and two children.

In her Myra and the Magic Motorcycle series, children are given an exciting tale and a fun platform for learning about the world around them, especially the different cultures and places around the world and some of the social problems we face.

In her Astor Chronicles, she presents a world where spiritual magic is part of everyday life, from the shape-changing Rada to the flame-wielding Zeikas. If you enjoy classic good vs evil high fantasy with lots of action and creatures, this is a great series for you.

Skills and experience:

Amanda completed a Bachelor of Communication majoring in writing and screen production at Griffith University in 2003. The Managing Director of Australian eBook Publisher, a self-publishing service, Amanda is a multi-skilled communicator and designer. She has knowledge and experience in writing, editing, publishing, graphic design, book layout, web design and marketing.

She also uses her small business marketing expertise to assist other businesses and organisations through her business Greenslade Creations.

History:

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1982, Amanda was raised in a healthy, happy home with an older brother and an older sister. She began writing at a young age and completed her first manuscript at age ten. It was an 8,000 word novella about a white bobcat in the wilds of the Canadian Rockies. With a passion for animals and creativity throughout childhood and her young adult years, Amanda continued to bring her interests into everything she did.

Amanda’s Bachelor of Communication at Griffith University encompassed a wide range of topics, from creative writing and video production through to marketing, psychology and literary criticism. If there’s one main thing she learned from her time at university, it was how much she still has yet to discover.

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Interests:

Since becoming a mother of two boys, and running a business full time, Amanda has not had a lot of spare time. When she does manage to find time to herself she enjoys creating and consuming anything to do with fantasy, science-fiction, historical fiction, science and animals, (books, movies, TV, games), she's a supanova nerd, and spending time with her family and friends.

Read her article How to find a good fantasy novel for some reviews of fantasy novels worth reading.

Interesting Quotes:

“Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.”—James Russell Lowell

How to contact or find out more about Amanda:

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  Author's Blog

Amanda Greenslade discusses her latest works and anything else of interest. This includes children, children's books, ebooks, writing, editing and publishing, fantasy, science fiction, creativity, graphic design, website design, technology, the Internet, animals, science and more!

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07 3345 1415

books@amandagreenslade.com

PO Box 215, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

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