Speculative fiction author Amanda Sue Creasey 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 has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Dog; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy; and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs. Her poetry and journalism 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; running; reading; and hosting her podcast, If She Can Do It, So Can You! 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 dogs, Nacho and Soda.