Amanda Luzzader was selected as Writer of the Year by the League of Utah Writer for 2019. She is the award-winning author of dozens of short stories and essays. Amanda is also the author of the post-apocalyptic thriller trilogy Among These Bones. She is also co-author of Creep Factor, a collection of short horror stories. Her work can be found in numerous other collections and anthologies, from Apocalypse Utah: A Collection of Utah Horror to Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amanda writes mainly upmarket science fiction, horror, and young adult/middle grade. She is a self-described ’fraidy cat. Things she will run away from include (but are not limited to): mice, snakes, spiders, bits of string and litter that resemble spiders, most members of the insect kingdom, and (most especially) bats. Bats are the worst. But Amanda is first and primarily a mother to two energetic and intelligent sons, and this role inspires and informs her writing, which frequently involves mothers and women as main characters. As Amanda likes to say, “Moms are people, too.”
Amanda has worked as a technical writer and a professional editor and is currently employed as a grant writer for a Utah nonprofit organization. She is a devout cat person.