Amanda J Spedding is an editor, proofreader and award-winning author and comic writer 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‘.
Amanda is the owner of Phoenix Editing, and editor-in-chief for Cohesion Press. It’s flagship SNAFU series, the first of which – SNAFU: an Anthology of Military Horror – was a finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards (edited collection), also earned a Bram Stoker recommended read.
She was also the editor of three SNAFU short stories that were optioned for the Emmy award-winning animated Netflix series Love, Death and Robots, spearheaded by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) and David Fincher (Mindhunter, Fight Club, Seven). These stories appeared in the SNAFU series (Cohesion Press), of which Tim is an avid reader.
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 a rabbit. We don’t talk about the rabbit.
Where’s her damn coffee?
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