Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand. She owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.
When she’s not writing, she works for a social enterprise helping keep families warm and healthy.
She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. She’s written 23 books and counting. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.