Amanda Stevens grew up in a small, rural town in Arkansas. Always an avid reader, she knew from an early age that she wanted to write. The dream was put on hold for several years while she worked full-time and attended college at night. Then two things happened that made her get serious about pursuing a professional writing career. She relocated to Houston during the economic boom of the eighties and was deeply influenced by the excitement and can-do spirit that pulsed through the city. At about the same time, one of her college professors offered an A in his class to anyone who was published during the semester. His encouragement and enthusiasm for genre fiction was exactly the push Amanda needed and one year later, she told her first book.