Amanda has been writing for as long as she can remember, both for her career as Press Attaché for Armagnac, France’s oldest brandy, and fiction for the younger reader. She loves animals and is most comfortable surrounded by nature from where she has drawn inspiration for her children’s stories and illustrations creating a charming, entertaining and timeless world.
The lead educator for the Armagnac Academy Programme, Amanda has travelled far and wide educating and spreading the Armagnac word. An Armagnac Musketeer since 2010, she is also a proud liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers and obtained the Freedom of the City of London in February. Most recently she was honoured as a Knight of the Jenever Guild in Holland.
Born in England, Amanda now lives in an old stone farmhouse in rural southwest France surrounded by fields and vines, where she has been since 1997. She has numerous chickens, five cats, four horses, four children, one granddaughter, a Jack Russell called Nora and once had a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.