Amanda was a 2006 graduate of the acclaimed Professional Writing program at Taylor University, and she brings a background in marketing and advertising to her agent role. Over the years, she has kept one foot in the marketing world, working with brands such as Vera Bradley, Peg Perego, Tecomet, Do It Best, Minwax, Pratt & Lambert, HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams, and more.
She met Chip at an author signing in a Barnes and Noble in 2008. After realizing they had a commonality in Taylor University, one thing led to another, and before she knew it, she was helping him with projects, research, and all the little stuff she now assumes he just didn’t feel like doing.
Promoted to the role of agent in 2010 and then vice president in 2018, Amanda is currently focusing on nonfiction and Christian spirituality projects with a sprinkling of fiction.
She released her author marketing book The Extroverted Writer: An Author’s Guide to Marketing and Building a Platform in 2013.
Though she considers the Chicagoland area to be home, she currently lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her husband, son, and two dogs.
When I first heard about Amanda and that she was looking to represent young adult and speculative fiction, it was as if God created an agent just for me. She’s smart, funny, encouraging, and is a no nonsense negotiator. I’m so thrilled to have Amanda looking out for me and my career. I don’t know what I’d do without her!Jill Williamson