Amanda Stevens grew up in a small, rural town situated between the rocky foothills and the flat farmland of northeast Arkansas. Her father a farmer and her mother an avid quilter, Amanda's humble childhood was rich with tradition. Warmed by a fire on a cold winter's night, she would sit enraptured for hours by ghost stories that had been passed down for generations.
At an early age, books became her best friend. She not only devoured the stories, she lived them. By the time she was ten, she'd built a sod house on the prairie with Charles Ingalls, fought and befriended green Martians with the dashing John Carter and rafted down the mighty Mississippi with Tom Sawyer.
Junior high brought new discoveries — Debutante Hill, Gone with the Wind, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl — and by high school, Amanda knew she wanted to write. However, it wasn't until several years later at the encouragement of a wonderful English professor that she actually tried her hand at a novel. Her first book, Killing Moon, was published by the Silhouette Intimate Moments series, and now, several years later, she is the author of over forty novels of romantic suspense.
She lives in Houston, Texas, with her family and a black cat named Lola.