AMANDA AKE writes essays, fiction, and (most of all) she writes things she's terrified to speak out loud. She is an MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and she holds a B.A in English and Comparative Literature from Oglethorpe University. She was accepted as an Associate Member of New College, Oxford University, where she studied contemporary short fiction and the mythical archetypes in Tolkien. 

She currently works as the Web and Social Media Graduate Fellow at WHQR Wilmington. She eats a lot of macaroni and cheese when she’s sad.