My name is Amanda, and I’m a farmer, writer and web strategist. In 2011, after a couple of years in nonprofit marketing followed by two seasons of farm apprenticeships, I moved back to the Berkshires with my husband (he’s awesome) to start Three Maples Market Garden, a 30-member vegetable CSA. So far, so good.
I’ve been writing creatively (although not always all that creatively) all my life, but about seven years ago someone suggested I might be good at it, and after that it got difficult, and complicated, and also scary. Now I usually want to write until the moment I sit down to write. If I can get past that moment, I end up wondering why I waited so long to get down to it. Fear is a tricky bastard.
I’ve given my WIP the working-title LENA’S SISTER, but that’s kind of meh. One of these days something brilliant will come to me, I’m sure of it.
I also create easy-to-use small business websites and help businesses and nonprofits develop and manage their online strategies. I especially do these things in the winter, on account of it’s hard to farm through the New England snow.
I’m turning 30 at the end of this year! I’m learning how to be ok with that. I’ll let you know how it goes.