Author has written 78 stories for Keys to the Kingdom, Maya and Miguel, Series Of Unfortunate Events, Arthur, Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Monster House, Bible, X-overs, Jane and the Dragon, Inheritance Cycle, Fairy Tales, Giver, Stargate: Atlantis, 101/102 Dalmatians, Last Mimzy, National Treasure, Sanctuary, How to Train Your Dragon, and Big Hero 6.
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Name(s): In real life, my name is Amanda. On FictionPress and tumblr I also go by Miss Pookamonga (feel free to follow me if you can handle crazy fangirling over about a million fandoms!). On deviantArt and YouTube I go by DuchessAliana.
Age: Somewhere in that 20-something zone when you realize that (a) being an adult sucks, and that (b) there's never going to be a time when you actually feel like an adult, so it's better to just be a gigantic kid for the rest of your life.
Occupation: As of now, a part-time teacher's aide at a preschool in the 2 and 3-year-old classroom. To some people that may sound like hell, but to me it's one of the most rewarding things I could do with my time. I love those kids almost as much as if they were my own. (In my free time I attempt to be an actor. It's a work in progress).
Area of Study: It used to be English Literature - now it's Studio Art. However, due to stress and going through what was basically a premature mid-life crisis (long story), I'm seriously considering Early Childhood Education since I already work in that field and am very good at it.
Dream Job: If I could have my way, some miraculous combination of working with kids, acting, writing, filmmaking, and making music/art.
Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Reading, writing, drawing, dancing, singing/playing music, swimming, hiking, acting, video editing.
Religious Affiliation: In Narnia, an Aslanite. In this world, Roman Catholic. I am a committed Christian but I am not a bigot, so unless you know me, please refrain from throwing ill-formed accusations at my virtual face.
Favorite Authors/Playwrights/Poets: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Lois Lowry, J.K. Rowling, William Shakespeare, Lemony Snicket, Madeleine L'Engle, W.B. Yeats, John Keats, T.S. Eliot.
Random Fact #1: I'm good friends with KateMarie999, author of the Growing Up Haddock series in the HTTYD fandom. We often do some crazy brainstorming that results in crazy fanfic plotbunnies and headcanons that I never end up writing (unfortunately). But anyway, her fics are great, so give them a read (and you can also follow her on tumblr as well)!
Random Fact #2: My sister is also an author on this site! If you pay close attention to my recent and upcoming author's notes (and some tumblr posts), you may be able to guess who she is ;)
Top Fandoms (aka mostly what I reblog/like on tumblr if it's there):
I have a LOT of other things I'm a fan of, but I won't list all of them because it would take way too long.
Top Ships (I suffer from Chronic Shipper Syndrome, so be very afraid):
I also have a LOT of other things that I ship, but again, I'm not listing them all here because it would take up too much time and space.
RECENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS
Unbelievable- A Tomadashi prequel to Big Hero 6 that will explore the development of Gogo and Tadashi's relationship from their first meeting up through the beginning of the movie. This fic will also serve as a setup for the Immortals series.
Immortals - A series of two, maybe three stories with a continuing story arc that will chronicle the BH6 team's exploits after the movie. I can't give away much in the way of plot for fear of epic spoilerage. However, I can say that it will include some pretty awesome villains, some characters from the comic that I'm putting my own spin on, references to S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA, Stan Lee cameos, secret organizations, and angst-filled romantic entanglements (because those are the best kind, ehehehe).
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