Amanda Surowitz is a published journalist and Georgia transplant from Virginia pursuing publication as a young adult fantasy author.
Despite publishing articles and poetry in her high school’s newspaper and literary arts magazine, Amanda planned to study for a career in graphic design. Shortly after getting accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design, she wrote her first book review on her brand new blog. When the author of that book commented on her review, she chose writing over graphic design and never looked back.
She wrote and edited well over 120 text and multimedia articles for District, SCAD’s award-winning student-run online news source. She won her first writing award in 2014 for a multimedia literary journalism piece; she took home second place in the Large University Division of Outstanding Feature Writing at the Savannah State University 64th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute. She edited the piece that won first-place in the same category. She also published her first fiction story at SCAD, appearing in volume 3 of Port City Review.
After earning her B.F.A. in Writing, she continues to write for a living and for a passion. When she’s not writing or revising one of her drafted novels, she enjoys running, yoga and losing sleep over true crime stories. Her other hobbies include drawing, painting, cooking and role-playing games.