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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amanda Meredith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1985 in Bay City, Texas

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Illinois Connection

My family moved to the tiny town of Carlock, Illinois in 1988 when I was three years old. I attended Carlock Elementary School from Kindergarten to Sixth grade, before moving on to Parkside Junior High School and Normal Community West High School in Normal, IL. I now reside with my husband, children, and menagerie of pets in Deer Creek, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

My love for reading began in first grade, when a very dedicated teacher took the time to help a struggling student learn how to make reading fun. Later that year, I went on to win runner-up in the Young Author's Contest. Since then, I've had an unquenchable passion for the written word. Taking as many reading and writing classes through high school, including a creative writing class my senior year where another dedicated teacher encouraged me to pursue a career in writing. I was married shortly after graduation and a new mother the year after, so my dreams of college and a career in writing seemed to be put on hold. But I continued to write in my spare time, putting together the beginnings of my first two novels over the course of five years. After much encouragement from family, friends, and my local librarian, I chose to self-publish my novels and in 2013, I published my first novel. As of January 1, 2015, I now have 4 published novels. I write romance (multiple sub-genres within that) and am currently working on a children's picture book series. I also have a blog called Writer's Ramblings, where I write posts with advice, tips, and encouragement for other writers. All my books can be found at [http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00DQQ9FWY Amazon].[[File:meredith2.jpg]]


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Dark Mountains
ISBN: B00DQIJGM6

Amanda Meredith. 2013

Not every happily ever after comes easily. Some love stories are born in the dark...

Cole Andrews knew he would be best friends with Libby Michaels from the moment he met her on the bus ride to preschool. As they grew up together in the rural Kentucky mountains, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. But Libby had been hiding something and that secret puts her in danger. Cole vows to keep her safe but after 9-11 he goes off to war, nearly losing his life. He returns to Kentucky, determined to heal and start a life with her but Libby's past is threatening their happiness with deadly results. Cole has to use all his training as a soldier to keep her safe but will it be enough to save them both?

Irish Strength: The Irish Treasures Saga Book One
ISBN: B00HLKY9ZE

Amanda Meredith. 2013

Long ago, before men came to the shores of Ireland, there lived a race of gods who fought a great evil to keep their island from sinking into the sea. Knowing men were destined to rule the land they loved, the gods created four great treasures to guard their beloved isle should the great evil rise to destroy it once more. Thousands of years would come to pass before the treasures were needed, before man would have to fight, to save Ireland from destruction.

Morgan MacQuill flees America with her newborn son, running from an abusive husband. She finds herself in Ireland, with family she never knew existed. She soon discovers a heritage and power kept hidden from her and a destiny that will change her life forever.

Quinn MacGreen has dreamed of a mysterious blonde woman his entire life. He meets his new neighbor, Morgan, and is shocked to see she has stepped out of his dreams and into reality. He struggles to accept his fate while protecting the woman he doesn't want to fall in love with. Morgan’s estranged husband begins a deadly search for her and Quinn must do everything in his power to keep them safe.

When an ancient evil returns to destroy the world, Morgan and Quinn must work together to guard a great treasure forged by Celtic gods. Morgan’s past collides with the evil they are battling and the mythical war they are fighting becomes personal.

With a mix of magic, suspense and plenty of romance, Irish Strength will take you on a journey that turns myth into reality and proves that love really is the most powerful magic of all.

Irish Heart: Irish Treasures Saga Book Two (Volume 2)
ISBN: 149937366X

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014

Long ago, before men came to the shores of Ireland, there lived a race of gods who fought a great evil to keep their island from sinking into the sea. Knowing men were destined to rule the land they loved, the gods created four great treasures to guard their beloved isle should the great evil rise to destroy it once more. Thousands of years would come to pass before the treasures were needed, before man would have to fight, to save Ireland from destruction. Brigid MacQuill has spent her entire life healing people in her small, Irish town. After watching Morgan and Quinn nearly die battling a Celtic monster, she is determined to help everyone get back to normal. But when a love from her past returns to Ireland, events set in motion long ago, come screaming back to present. After being injured in Iraq, Dermot Callaghan is returning to Ireland to heal, and reconnect with the woman he left behind six years ago. They discover Brigid is the keeper of a treasure that holds great power, but her life will be put on the line to guard it. Will they get a second chance at love when their lives, and the fate of the world, hang in the balance? Or will fate tear them apart again? With a mix of magic, suspense, and plenty of romance, Irish Heart will take you on a journey that turns myth into reality and shows that the magic of love can heal all things.

Irish Sight: The Irish Treasures Saga Book Three
ISBN: B00Q5FXM0Y

CreateSpace. 2014

Long ago, before men came to the shores of Ireland, there lived a race of gods who fought a great evil to keep their island from sinking into the sea. Knowing men were destined to rule the land they loved, the gods created four great treasures to guard their beloved isle should the great evil rise to destroy it once more. Thousands of years would come to pass before the treasures were needed, before man would have to fight, to save Ireland from destruction.

Maggie MacGreen thought she'd known what fate had in store for her. But when a shipwreck leaves a handsome stranger near death on the cliffs by her home, she realizes that she'd been wrong about life and love.

When Breandán MacKeet's memories return after he is found near-dead on an Irish beach, he begins to wish they'd never come back at all. Everything about his past only brings danger to those around him, especially to the red-haired beauty that saved his life.

Breandán must overcome the past that he thought defined him, while Maggie tries to accept the future that she never saw coming. Only together, can they see who they truly are, and stand a chance against the threat they face.

With a mix of magic, suspense, and plenty of romance, Irish Sight will take you on a journey that turns myth into reality and proves that the magic of accepting yourself is the only power you need to face the future.


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