Author: Amanda Hester

Introducing The Ugly Sweater Chronicles: DV Survivors Unraveling for Empowerment
December 10, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

Let Me Spin A Yarn For You The dreaded ugly sweater. Most of us have had at least one. Some of us, several. Someone forced us to wear these sweaters to appease someone else’s feelings or desires. It was an expectation. An itchy obligation. It made us uncomfortable and unhappy, but they told us it
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YOU LOST NANOWRIMO, NOW WHAT?
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When the clock strikes midnight on November 30th, NaNoWriMo will be over and there will be quite a lot of hoopla among the writing community. People will be up late congratulating each other, claiming their badges of honor, swapping out social media cover pics and all that jazz. And wine. All of the wine. But,
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Author Interview: JD Estrada
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To celebrate the release of his newest book, Given to Fly, we are talking with JD Estrada today! He’s going to share with us the inspiration behind this book, some of his favorite authors, and the important messages he wants his readers to walk away with. Besides being a wonderful author, JD is a phenomenal
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It Turns Out Younique Is Not For Me
November 16, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

Once upon a time, long long ago last June I made a series of decisions that would change the course of my life. The least of which was to sign up with Younique. If you have ever spent five minutes on Facebook, odds are you have seen a sales rep peddling their goods while giving
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A Poem to Celebrate Sweet Release by Amanda Hester
October 14, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

On November 15, 2017, I  released my newest short story here, Sweet Release. In Sweet Release Holly walks us through her last day alive, a short life that felt entirely too long.  Scarred Arms of Time Amanda Hester Time is not always kind Bitterness prances in its wake We oft’n feel left behind   Each
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Becoming a Patron of Amanda Hester
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Last night I made a live announcement on Facebook letting everyone know about my newest venture, joining Younique. I promised that I would follow that video up with a post offering more direction and information for those wanting to follow and support me on the next leg of this journey. First, just to make sure
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Meet the Character: Gillian Gilchrist from Moss and Clay by Rebekah Jonesy
May 20, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

Gillian Gilchrist is the main character of my new book, Moss and Clay. As the title suggests, she is a doll made of moss and clay from the Underhill. Mab’s blood, as Fae queen of shadows and midwife of the Fae, and her magic give Gillian life. But she isn’t a soulless automation. Instead, she
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Book Blog Tour: Thrice Nine Legends
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After nearly twenty years since its conception, the first volume of the Thrice Nine Legends Saga is finally complete. Delve into NINE epic tales, spanning over 1000 years of history and 2000 pages, with death-defying characters and grimdark schemes, which frequently explore the darker side of humanity. Based on Slavic folklore and legend, Thrice Nine
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New Release: Monster Huntress by David Wiley
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Track down Monster Huntress Today OWS Ink, LLC is proud to announce that the tour for David Wiley’s Monster Huntress, book one in the Young Huntress series, is underway!   Consecrated with her mother’s blood and blessing The world tells Ava she’s just a little girl who should know her place, but Ava wants a
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New Release: Darker Daze By A.L. Mabry (ME)
March 26, 2018 News Amanda Hester

I am so excited to announce the release of my new book Darker Daze: The Storms Within! While I have a few things published, and I have had my hands in a lot of other author’s books, this is the first book that’s just me! Darker Daze: The Storms within is a collection of short
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I Usually Like Pickles. Financial Pickles? Not So Much.
February 28, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

Hey, everyone. Can we talk for a minute? I’m in a bit of a financial pickle and I need your help so I can get back to writing and arting and entertaining y’all with my wit and wisdom. This was originally a Facebook post but Facebook kept rejecting it. I’m sure it was either too
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Book Review: The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
February 18, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

Title: The Girl Next Door Genre: Horror Published: 1989 Format: Audiobook Blurb: Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns, and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house, Meg and Susan are
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Paint Brushes, Keyboards, and Game Controllers…Oh My!
January 5, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

I almost called it a day and hopped in the tub (because YAY new bath bombs!) but I realized I am on a roll here and I should maintain it. This will be brief. Today’s Accomplishments: I made progress on two wands I received a new dragon egg order I added 1,000 words to Cinder
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Stories, Cramps, and, Motivation
January 4, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

Since I’m on a bit of a roll here I figured I would pop in and give a daily update. I hope these will improve as the year goes by but for now these quick entries will have to suffice. Here’s the quick break down: Work for OWS: I had an hour-long phone conference with
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Two Word Tuesday: Precisely and Cinder Baby Excerpt
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Today I am sharing a small peek into my Short Story, “Cinder Baby.” Which includes this week’s Two Word Tuesday word prompt precisely. You can read all the rules below my excerpt and you can join in here. This week’s word choices are: Sharp and/or Precisely   Cindy sighed. Mother had only forced her to
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Off to a Productive Start!
January 2, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

  It is my goal to write here every day this year and use it for both tracking and accountability. There will be a large variety of posts covering everything from updates to product reviews. Today was pretty productive. And I knocked a few things (but not all) off my never-ending to-do list. I started
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2017: A Year in Review with Amanda
January 1, 2018 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

Hello, darlin’ butterflies! Who is ready to tell 2017 to kick rocks? I know I am. It’s been a difficult year full of lessons and painful growth. But, it hasn’t been all bad. Not even mostly bad. I think when you reflect back on a year (or any time period) the highs and lows stand
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Trendy Pro Socks: Toasty Toes Help Words Flow!
December 12, 2017 Uncategorized Amanda Hester

When I am writing, I am working long hours. Working long hours mean I need be comfortable. Have you ever been elbow deep in a scene but then you get sidetracked because your feet are cold without socks or your pants are too tight? First of all, why are you wearing pants? I prefer to
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Belladonna a Short Story by A.L. Mabry
June 28, 2017 News Amanda Hester

Belladonna is a dark fiction short story from the collection, Darker Daze: The Storms Within. In Belladonna we follow along as Peter accepts an invite to an exclusive child auction. The slow spiral of chaos is subtle and intriguing with a twist ending you won’t see coming! You can read Belladonna today by signing up
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