Amanda Stevens grew up in a small, rural town situated between the rocky foothills and the flat farmland of northeast Arkansas. Her father a farmer and her mother an avid quilter, Amanda's humble childhood was rich with tradition. Warmed by a fire on a cold winter's night, she would sit enraptured for hours by ghost stories that had been passed down for generations.
At an early age, books became her best friend. She not only devoured the stories, she lived them. By the time she was ten, she'd built a sod house on the prairie with Charles Ingalls, fought and befriended green Martians with the dashing John Carter and rafted down the mighty Mississippi with Tom Sawyer.
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