Amanda Ake writes essays, fiction, and (most of all) she writes things she's terrified to speak out loud. She holds a B.A in English and Comparative Literature from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. She was accepted as an Associate Member of New College, Oxford University, where she studied contemporary short fiction and the mythical archetypes in Tolkien.
Her favorite story to tell is the one where she burned her first manuscript in her parents’ wood-burning stove at age 12. She writes a lot about friendships, especially ones she’s lost. She’s an ex-Reformed-Calvinist who is still trying to wrap her mind and her words around her experience with religion and her place in the universe. She’s fascinated by identity and how it forms and fluctuates.
She eats a lot of macaroni and cheese when she's sad.