Amanda Sue Creasey has been compelled to write since she could hold a pencil, and has something like 40 completed journals and diaries to prove it. A speculative fiction author with her debut novel due out in 2023, Amanda is also a high school English teacher and the Outdoors Writer for Cooperative Living Magazine. She holds an undergraduate degree in German, English, and Secondary Education from Michigan State University, and a graduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Her work appears in three Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and her poetry, outdoor journalism, and nature photography have earned recognition from The Poetry Society of Virginia and Virginia Outdoor Writers Association. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking, walking, and standup paddleboarding with her dogs. She also enjoys running, reading, and hosting her podcast, If She Can Do It, So Can You!, as well as road-tripping around the country visiting friends and family. A member of James River Writers, the Poetry Society of Virginia, and Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, she resides in Chester, Virginia, with her husband and two rescue dogs, Nacho and Soda, chihuahua/terrier littermates who rule the house.