Hello, I’m Amanda.

I’m a writer. I’m also an editor, an avid reader, and I run a small-press, Anchor & Plume. I help people like you establish a writing practice and make writing a rewarding part of their lives.


I have worked with writers for over ten years offering sensitive yet thorough critiques of works in progress, copyediting services, and generally working as a literary collaborator. I love this work and would love to work with you.


A little more about me?

Writing has been a part of my life ever since I received my first diary (yes, the kind with the lock and the universal key) at seven years old. I began publishing zines while in undergrad and found that I truly loved not only reading but making opportunities for other writers. During graduate school I began setting up readings for writers at a local independent bookstore and worked with several poets on a collaborative effort in French. After graduate school, I worked with Francophone writers and assisted them in translating their works into English, wrote a treatment for a documentary film, and worked with Francophone writers in Québec and France.

I am a mama to six littles. We live in the deep south where kudzu and mosquitoes run amok. In between the mothering and the work, I write. I like coffee, (St.) Flannery, slow mornings, ampersands, and the Oxford comma.Though I write about all sorts of things in this space, I keep it as a personal record of small, beautiful moments; of the books I read; and this odyssey called life.


Let’s work together.

I love helping emerging and established writers get focused on their writing and overcome creative fear. If you want to work together, I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch!


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