Amanda was born in Virginia, and has since then spent time in Indonesia, Micronesia, Missouri, and Arizona, with brief layovers in California and Colorado. In 1990 she was sucked into the gravity well of Texas, and hasn't managed to escape. Yet.
She currently lives near Austin in a house with a spooky attic, and runs a housing project for dysfunctional mammals. She can sometimes be found dressed as a giant worm.
The Proustian minutiae of her life can be found on her blog, where she does not speak of herself in the third person. Usually.