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Amanda Hakes

Acquisitions Editor

Before Amanda Hakes started writing stories about mothers and their children, she spent 5 years doing infield research. Now, her Irish Folktale retelling Enda is published in the Of Fae and Fate anthology. She loves making hot cocoa, show tunes, gardening, and playing delightfully nerdy games with her husband. Amanda lives in Utah where she is teacher, tender, and taskmaster to her three young children.


Some of her favorite stories are

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Circe by Madeline Miller


Amanda is interested in books with deeply developed characters and thoughtful plots and high stakes. She loves Young Adult and Adult fantasy, fantasy, contemporary, historical fiction and proper romances. She is especially interested in stories rich in folklore and culture. 

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