Kia ora from New Zealand. I have written 29 books in a variety of genres including Romance, Young Adult and Middle Grade before finally turning to a life of crime. Turns out that it’s fun figuring out the best places to bury a body. Since then I’ve co-written four domestic thrillers with my dear friend, Sally Rigby, and have now started a fun new cozy mystery series. But more on that in the coming weeks….(see, how great am I at suspense?)

I also work as a freelance developmental editor, mentor and book coach so if you need help getting that story out of your head and onto the page, then check out my coaching page.

Amanda Ashby
Author, editor, speaker

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What people are saying

“It’s The Lovely Bones meets Bridget Jones in this fluffy take on what happens after death.”

Publisher’s Weekly You Had Me at Halo

‘The exciting plot, humor throughout—often provided by the little fairies—and relatively innocent romance between characters will grab readers and keep them involved.’

Kirkus Fairy Bad Day

‘Ashby’s clever dialogue and familiarity with all things Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) combine to create a light and addictive tongue-in-cheek homage to both standard romance novels and all things Goth.  Ashby’s deft, light tone and appreciation for the confining rigidity of high-school class structure drive this predictable yet highly entertaining tale.’

Booklist Zombie Queen of Newbury High


‘With interesting characters and a fresh plot, this absorbing read addresses everything from peer pressure to intelligent guy pals to self-reliance, with just enough paranormal activity to maintain an edge. The message never overwhelms the fun in this frothy paranormal romp.’

Kirkus Demonosity

She doesn’t know whether to kiss him or kill him…

Worst summer ever. It’s bad enough that smart girl, Via Mackenzie has been stuck in the middle of nowhere on her family’s annual camping trip, but it gets worse when her nemesis, Hudson Trent turns up. Still, she’s managed to avoid him for two years, and it’s not about to change now.

How To Kiss Your Enemy is a sweet YA romance novella, and it’s yours for free when you sign up to my newsletter.