About Amanda

Fun Facts About Me

 

  • I am a huge Junie B. Jones fan.

  • My kryptonite is pizza. (I'm gluten & dairy free.)

  • Flora & Ulysses is my favorite Book.

  • I like to run. 

  • Kate DiCamillo is my hero.

  • I made my first latte at ten.

My Story

 

It all started with a winning play ending in the third grade. Not only did my ending win, but it was read to the WHOLE ENTIRE Eugene Field Elementary. I was hooked after that. 

While I did spend time experimenting with other careers (restaurant manager, lock smith, and children's librarian), I always came back to writing. I went on to get my degree in freelance writing, study with numerous writing programs and classes, and won both a Funny Friends Scholarship with the Writing Barn and a mentorship with Carolinas SCBWI's Revision Quest for my middle grade. 

I love every style of children's writing. Each one brings both it's joys and challenges, and each one dares me to entertain, connect, and feel. 

I am also the wife to a much less dramatic husband. The mother to two high engery, talkative kids. And dog mother to an adorable perma-pup beagle. 

Organizations & Programs

 

I'm proud to be a member or participant in the many fine organizations below. Each one has been piviotal in my education and development as a writer. And it has been a joy to get to know other fine writers and artist that belong to these groups as well. Writing is solitary by nature, however, community and connetion is how art flourishes. 

Amanda Buxton
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