Amanda has always obsessively crafted short stories and scribbled notes for potential books. Five years ago, she quit her job as a management consultant and began writing full time. The result was Poppy Day, the story of an army wife, whose incredible love for her husband gives her the courage to rescue him from hostages in Afghanistan. Originally self-published in October 2011 with 100% of royalties going to the Royal British Legion, Poppy Day quickly became a bestseller and Amanda was signed up by Head of Zeus publishers.
All of Amanda's books in the No Greater Love series share common themes in that they are contemporary love stories, the main characters are women in extraordinary situations for love.
Amanda's ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night, great characters that ensure you take every step with them and tales that fill your head so you can't possibly read another book until the memory fades...
Currently, Amanda lives in the West Country with her husband, Major Simeon Prowse MBE, and their two teenage boys Ben and Josh. As an army wife, she is accustomed to being uprooted and moving on at a moment's notice, a pattern that has shaped her life - as the oldest of four children, she was born and raised in London before moving all over the world. She hopes one day that her nomadic life will cease, allowing her to fulfill an ambition of planting a garden and remaining somewhere long enough to watch it grow.
Amanda has over a decade of experience working globally as a change management consultant across all sectors. Her specialism was 'change communication.' Cancer made Amanda re-evaluate her life and how she wanted to live it - and she decided she wanted to write stories… She is 47, an army wife, mum to 2 teenage boys.
Amanda has spoken to audiences of over 2,000 (USA Data warehousing conference!) to a brunch meet and greet for 25 (book event!) and is equally comfortable with both.