Amanda J Spedding is an editor, proofreader and award-winning author and graphic novelist whose stories have been published in local and international markets earning honourable mentions and recommended reads. She won the 2011 Australian Shadows Award (short fiction) for her steampunk-horror, Shovel-Man Joe, and the 2015 Australian Shadows Award (written work in a graphic novel) for her comic, The Road to Golgotha. Her grimdark tale, Child of the Emptyness, was an Aurealis Award finalist in the fantasy short story category.
She is the owner of Phoenix Editing, editor-in-chief at Cohesion Press, and pitch consultant for Blur Studios. Amanda has worked on stories from Cohesion’s SNAFU series that were optioned for the Emmy award-winning animated Netflix series Love, Death & Robots, spearheaded by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) and David Fincher (Mindhunter, Fight Club, Seven).
Between bouts of editing, she is writing (and rewriting) her first novel – an apocalyptic grimdark fantasy. And short stories, oh how she loves her short stories.
Amanda lives in Sydney with her sarcastically-gifted husband and two very cool kids. And cats. She has cats. And two rabbits. We don’t talk about the rabbits.
Where’s her damn coffee?
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