Amanda "AK" Turner is The New York Times bestselling author of the Vagabonding with Kids series (Brown Books) as well as "This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store", "Mommy Had a Little Flask", and "Hair of the Corn Dog" (Fever Streak Press). Her works have received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, an IPPY Award for Humor, and have been named in BookLife’s Top 5 Indie Books of 2014.
She is a former humor columnist, founded "The Writer's Block" on Radio Boise, serves on the board of the Idaho Writers Guild, and speaks at conferences and live comedy events. A former Writer-in-Residence for the City of Boise and Idaho State Parks, she lives in Idaho with her husband and two children, but travels frequently as a part-time digital nomad.
Amanda's literary memes include:
- As a writer we are connecting with a reader, and we are creating that unique bridge that can be created between author and reader.
- A lot of writers will self publish initially because if they can get readers that way, then publishers will say ok, I’ll take a shot and work with you.
- When you write for a website like the Huffington Post, you get your name and links to your website (where all of your books are) in front of thousands more eyes than what you could do on your own.