Amanda Kool lives in the outer foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria. She has been writing stories since she was eight years old, starting on her mother’s old typewriter. While her day job as a Technical Writer keeps both her menagerie (two dogs, one cat, and eight chickens) and her mortgage fed, she spends her downtime writing crime, weird, and post-apocalypse fiction.
Over the years she has written everything from short fiction, to scripts, to role-playing scenarios, to three solo novels.
Amanda also co-authored 1000 Mettle Folds with Australian Horror writer Steve Gerlach and wrote the children’s story, The Paper Fox (illustrated by her brother, Jeremy). The Paper Fox, an interactive story for IOS devices, won critical acclaim for its artwork and design, and garnered the 2014 iKids award for best eBook.
She was pretty chuffed with that.
Her novels will be her first solo published printed work, and are being released by Satalyte Publishing.