Amanda has been writing for as long as she can remember, both in her career as press attaché for Armagnac – France’s oldest brandy – and as a fiction writer for young readers. She loves animals and is most comfortable surrounded by nature where she finds inspiration for her enchanting children’s stories and illustrations.
As lead educator for the Armagnac Academy programme, Amanda has travelled far and wide educating and spreading the Armagnac word. She has been an ‘Armagnac Musketeer’ since 2010, and is also a proud liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. She has been awarded Freedom of the City of London and is honoured as a Knight of the Jenever Guild in Holland.
Amanda was born in England but now lives in an old stone farmhouse in rural southwest France surrounded by fields and vines, her home since 1997. She has numerous chickens, five cats, four horses, four children, one granddaughter and a Jack Russell called Nora. She once kept a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.