The girl behind the keyboard
Amanda Hester is the founder and CEO of Our Write Side (OWS Ink, LLC). OWS is a publishing house, author services provider, educator, and an online community for writers, readers, publishers and more.
Amanda is also an artist, publisher, and multi-genre author in her own right. She is currently working on several projects, including a short story series, Darker Daze: The Storms Within (dark fiction) and the first book in her Chthonian Guardian trilogy, Soul Purge (fantasy). Her Darker Daze stories are being released exclusively on Patreon, while Soul Purge will be published in 2019 by OWS Ink LLC. She has a sci-fi project in the works, Vivamus (science fiction), which will be released in 2020.
She writes occasional articles on OWS focused on the connection between life and writing. She writes freelance articles for companies like Blogmutt and publishes parenting articles on Medium.
Her art can be found and purchased exclusively in her Etsy shop, The Sapphire Butterfly.
She was previously the Editor in Chief for Eat, Sleep, Write and once ran a successful special needs blog, Rage Against the Washing Machine which has since been retired.
She is a highly sought freelance writer who specializes in research-based writing. This allows her to provide quality content on a variety of topics. She enjoys helping other authors find their way with private coaching and sharing what she has learned from personal experience, for example, this post on Perfecting Your Bio. As an author, she enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists.
She is an artist at heart and Wiccan by nature with an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics, and her posts and stories are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from surviving the darker side of life.
In her downtime, she can be found submerged in one fandom or another via video games, Funko hunting, or binge-watching Netflix. She maintains her shreds of sanity with yoga, tea, and books.