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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amanda L. Webster  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction

Born: 1976 in Effingham, IL


Illinois Connection

Webster was born in Effingham and raised on a small farm east of Mason. She joined the U. S. Air Force after high school and lived all over the country for the next 17 years before finally being able to return to her home state. She now resides in central Illinois where she works at Illinois State University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amanda L. Webster (Mandy) grew up in central Illinois, where she spent much of her childhood playing outside, imagining fantastic new worlds, and writing stories. After a brief stint in the United States Air Force that took her to Texas, Hawaii, and North Dakota, she earned her master of arts in professional writing/creative writing from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has since returned to central Illinois to work as a media manager at a state university while also teaching part-time at a local community college and writing novels in the spaces between. Mandy lives with her two sons and two cats.

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