Watch Local TV Interview with Amanda (Virtual)

Filmed on January 9, 2023, this segment includes Amanda reading an excerpt from Sweepings of the Street and talking with host Ryan Malyar about her writing process and experience as a young author.

Upcoming Events:

January 16, 2023: Little Women Essay Contest Submission Deadline

Based in Louisa May Alcott's hometown of Concord, MA, this essay contest is open to middle and high school students. More info available on

Amanda is judging the contest with several other Massachusetts authors. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2023.

Past Events:

December 17, 2022: Sweepings Launch Party & Book Signing

This event was planned entirely by my friends and family, and it came as a total surprise! Many of my friends and teachers came with copies of Sweepings for me to sign or bought copies there. There were also cupcakes with custom Sweepings toppers and a cake that read, "Yay, you wrote a book!"

Watch the video below for footage of the setup, my reaction, and some behind-the-scenes goofiness.

December 9, 2022: Tang Bazaar

This Saratoga Springs event is hosted in December, featuring a selection of student artists selling handmade items. I put together an inventory of pieces made by me, my mom (bead necklaces), and my sister (string bracelets and keychains). The craft fair went smoothly and also helped with publicity for the Sweepings book launch the next day.