Amanda Hamm decided she wanted to be a writer while in high school. She was too practical to pursue the dream and earned a degree in business instead. The dream pursued her through several years of 9 to 5 and the births of several children. Eventually she stopped running. Amanda has now published more than a dozen books in the past six years (some bear a pen name). She is usually working on two or more projects at once since mothers of four young children always have so much free time.