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Houston, Texas
About Me:
I'm a writer. I kinda love it. I kinda hate it. But mostly I love it. I grew up in Bradford, Arkansas, and have always lived in the South, so that's where I set my thrillers. My books have been described as creepy and disturbing. I write about dark secrets and old murders, dusty backroads and murky bayous.
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
Winds of War by Herman Wouk
War and Rememberance by Herman Wouk
The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Dazed and Confused
The Gift
Waiting for Guffman
Edward Scissorhands
Rear Window

The X-Files
Project Runway


Amanda Stevens's Blog

Bond Rebooted

If you’ve been working too hard this summer, you need to take a break and go rent Casino Royale, the latest James Bond movie. Have you seen it? I resisted for a long time because I wasn't sure about the new guy. I wanted to see Clive Owen in the role and my second choice would have been Hugh Jackman. And, too, the last few Bond movies have been so bad that I completely lost interest in the franchise.…


Posted on August 4, 2007 at 9:35am

The Dollmaker Theme

If you've been around in the synth scene for a while, you've probably heard of the German band Placebo Effect. In 1999, frontman Axel Machens started a new project, Breathe.…


Posted on July 2, 2007 at 10:56am

A Monster in My Backyard

There was a monster in my backyard where I grew up.

Okay, not literally in my backyard, but only a few miles away in the White…


Posted on July 1, 2007 at 12:50pm


In my exhaustive search for the best southern name ever for a continuing character I plan to introduce in my next thriller, I ran across an article called “Namestorming”… Continue

Posted on June 1, 2007 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments


Some weeks back, I guest-blogged on another site about a concept known as spontaneous generation—the likelihood of people exposed to the same mass media stimuli coming up with the same idea. This theory can explain why two movies with the same premise can be released by two different studios at virtually the same time. Armageddon and Deep Impact, for…


Posted on May 25, 2007 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

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At 5:48am on August 25, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Amanda, I watched your book trailer and was wondering how you made it, do you recommend anyone, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 3:27am on April 13, 2008, Jennifer Colt said…
I got my copy of DOLLMAKER! (Always coveted that cover.) Can't wait to read it. I'll let you know!
At 7:38am on March 30, 2008, John Boundy said…
Halfway through and really enjoying the ride Amanda! Was at a meet the authors day otherwise would have sat on the patio and devoured the rest!
At 8:57am on February 4, 2008, John Boundy said…
Love your page! Look forward to reading your work!
At 5:05am on February 2, 2008, Amanda Stevens said…
Hey, what are you doing here?
At 1:58am on February 2, 2008, Carla Luan said…
Do you ever sleep?
At 10:40am on August 11, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Yikes....the doll scared me. Speaking of murkey bayous My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
At 8:25am on August 4, 2007, Harry Shannon said…
At 4:59am on July 20, 2007, Elizabeth Zelvin said…
Thanks for the comment, Amanda. :) Liz
At 8:21am on July 11, 2007, Tom Cain said…
That is a fantastic cover! Which suggests that the designer must have been inspired by a pretty good book, as well ...

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