About Author

zIMG_6923_ppAmanda Uhl is an award-winning author of fast-paced, romantic suspense novels with a paranormal twist and humorous, big city contemporary romance with small town heart. Amanda holds a bachelor of fine arts in theatre and a master’s degree in marketing. Over the past twenty years, she has worked as an admissions representative and graphic designer, owned her own freelance writing company, and managed communications for several Fortune 500 companies. Amanda is an avid reader and tea connoisseur and lives with her husband and three children in Cleveland, Ohio. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her gathering beach glass on the Lake Erie shoreline or biking in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


MESSAGE TO MY READERS

I never intended to be a writer. Writing meant forced school assignments and seemed a lonely profession. I wanted to be an actress. Who wouldn’t want to see themselves on a big screen, travel the world and be seen by millions of fans?

I have fourteen siblings and as a child, there was little money for acting, singing or dance lessons. Instead, I read books, dozens at a time, wrote large volumes of poetry and dreamed up stories in my head. One day I’ll write them down, I thought.

But I never did.

Years passed. I grew up, received a theatre scholarship, took it. After four years of college, I found I loved the drama and creativity of theatre, but I was too withdrawn and introverted  to enjoy being on stage.

I ditched theatre, worked a couple of administrative jobs, returned to school. This time I earned an MBA, which landed me jobs in Marketing and Corporate Communications. Over the next fifteen years, I wrote countless campaigns, several winning awards. I took on larger assignments and gained a reputation as a talented writer.

But despite these successes, something was missing. I fought a great inner urge to write fiction–and not just any fiction, but romance, where the heroes and heroines are larger than life, and a happy ending is guaranteed.

Still, I made excuses.

I was too tired, too old, too busy, too afraid. What if I tried and failed? Wouldn’t that be embarrassing. What if my family and friends laughed at me for writing romance? How would I deal with that?

And then one day became THE DAY. The day in 2014 the longing became so deep and wide, I couldn’t hold it inside any longer. The day I decided I was too old for excuses. That I would cast aside my fears, dig deep for courage, and go for it.

I’m proud to announce my first novel, Mind Waves, was published worldwide by The Wild Rose Press in October 2016 and the second book in the series, Cross Waves,, released October 2020.

My second novel, an award-winning contemporary romance, Charmed By Charlie, released April 18, 2017, from Boroughs Publishing Group.

I’m eagerly working on a new paranormal series, Healing Kiss, and the next book in the Mind Hackers series, Dream Waves.


LET’S CONNECT

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I’m a member of the Northeast Ohio Romance Writers Association (NEORWA). I love to hear from readers, so please get in touch.

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10 Comments

  1. Eiger's Mom

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the new photo!!!! Beautiful, Amanda!

  2. Marcy Janus

    So happy and excited for you!

  3. Michele Ohmer

    I cannot wait to read your novel. You have fulfilled one of your life long dreams. Your parents gave you roots and wings. Proud of you!

    • amandauhl

      Thanks Michelle! Any day now I will have that link. Can’t wait for you to read it.

  4. Kathleen Darroch

    What a journey. Can’t wait to read 🙂

    • amandauhl

      Thanks Kathleen! It’s been a long haul (almost 3 years) so I’m anxious to see that cover and share it with the world!

  5. Tona Stimer

    So exciting! You should be very proud! God bless!

    • amandauhl

      Thanks Tona! I am proud and slightly exhausted. But it’s all good. Can’t wait for you to read!

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