Amanda Howard
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Sydney, Australia
About Me:
True Crime Author, from Down Under.

I am now trying my hand at a fiction work. I am absolutely loving the freedom fiction brings. Why didn't I do this twenty years ago?
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
James Patterson, Boris Starling
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Supernatural, Reaper, Lost,
V for Vendetta

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Nearing the finish line, or just starting?

Well, I am about to hit the 200 page mark and felt as though it was down hill from there. The rest was going to write itself. It was going great guns and I was very happy with the book. I knew a couple of things would need some tweaking but that it was going good.

I decided to print out a copy of what I had. I'd then sit and read it like a book. I had avoided it until then, I didn't want to come to the conclusion that I had written was crap and wouldn't be able to go on.

Well I…


Posted on January 22, 2008 at 6:58am

Writers' Block is such a ....umm.... what's that word?

For the past few weeks, I have been madly writing away on my first novel. After a welcomed break from true crime, I was finding it extremely easy to write a crime fiction. Then last night disaster struck.

I sat there with my laptop on my lap, my little USB flashdrive hanging off the side. My book open to page 74 and ..... nothing. I have been writing chapter after chapter without a second between words. It was writing itself. I already have the chapters already planned out, with…


Posted on January 10, 2008 at 6:10pm

Fiction meets non-fiction - How did that happen?

After spending almost two decades delving into the lives of real life serial killers, I have just started my first work of fiction. Tentatively titled "The Chase", the book follows the life of 'Voodoo Guru' Kate Reilly, a young detective with a tragic past, and a dark heritage.

The book began as an (unfinished) short story competition entry many many years ago. I rediscovered it only recently when my big old clunky PC finally surrendered to the big scrap heap in the sky. I picked up…


Posted on January 8, 2008 at 7:30am

Wow My First Blog

So much space, so much to say..........................




echo echo echo echo

Maybe not so much to say :o)

I know I wish that my baby would go to sleep, she is overdue for one by 3 hours! So you can imagine how happy she is right now. :o)

Thanks for letting me join, particularly as I am not a crime fiction writer. I am actually a true crime…


Posted on December 4, 2007 at 1:35pm

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At 5:49pm on August 29, 2008, Amanda Howard said…
Hi Cathie. No that isn't me. It is quite a common name unfortunately. There is also a talent agent in England with the same name.

I am more well-known in true crime and Ripperology circles. Though if my first crime fiction gets picked up I might be a well known mystery writer too I guess.

Let's hope that is an omen.
At 1:59pm on January 14, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
Hey, Amanda. Good to see a fellow Sydney-sider on board. Can't say I've tried getting anything published (yet), but I hear it's tough all round.
At 8:28am on January 11, 2008, Sue Dawson said…
Wow, my life sounds dull when I compare it to your background...well, maybe not so dull. I have taught in high school and worked in libraries for many years (1979-97+) and then went on to teach English to foreign speakers. I have a friend of many years who worked in the Clark County Sheriff's Department until she retired, but she is much more closed-mouthed than I.

I have no desire to write the Great American Novel--satisfied at present to write to the editors of local papers.
However, for some reason I "enjoy" reading about serial killers. So far as I know I have never encountered any.
At 1:22pm on December 4, 2007, Amanda Howard said…
Thanks for the welcome Karen. Thank you for adding me as a friend.
At 11:36am on December 4, 2007, Karen from AustCrime said…
Hi Amanda - always nice to see another Australian around here :)

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