Amanda Pellegrino is a TV writer and novelist living in New York City. Her writing has appeared in Betches, Refinery29, Bustle, Elite Daily and others.
Her debut novel Smile and Look Pretty was published by HarperCollins / ParkRowBooks in March 2022. Called “9 to 5 for the Instagram generation” by NYT bestselling author Andrea Bartz, Smile and Look Pretty was most anticipated by FORTUNE, The New York Post, Medium, Publisher’s Weekly, Feminist Book Club, Library Journal, The Nerd Daily, Bookish, and others. It received a starred review from Library Journal and was described in The Associated Press as “deftly exploring the world of assistants… filled with wit, humor, and snark.”
Her sophomore novel The Social Climber is a psychological thriller that will be published by HarperCollins/ParkRowBooks in January 2023. It explores one woman’s relationship with her megachurch past as she prepares for her lavish NYC wedding.
She has worked on shows for CBS, TNT, Netflix, HULU, and most recently was a writer on Showtime’s American Rust, starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney.
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Books:The Social Climber, January 2023
Trade Paperback / e-Book
Smile and Look Pretty, March 2022
Paperback / e-Book