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Joined 06-22-04, id: 420610, Profile Updated: 06-17-14
Author has written 11 stories for Religion, Humor, Horror, Nature, Fantasy, and Supernatural.

Hi, my name is Amanda. I'm a twenty-something girl with a single ambition: finish a novel. Right now, I'm re-working and completing my project from NaNoWriMo 2011-- which I won!-- called Conquest. Please take a look if you find some time; reviews, both good and bad, are always welcome! Learning from my reviews is how I grow as an author.

A little about me... I really love writing fantasy; even when I try to write something in the real world it ends up having some supernatural facet. I'm a bit of a romantic when it comes to my characters, I guess, and I write about people I find the most interesting. I tend to be drawn to darker characters for whatever reason-- perhaps the notion of redemption stirring in my soul and trying to get out. I know I've done a good job when my characters come to life and try to take control of the plot.

Some of my favorite books include the Harry Potter series, the Wicked Years by Gregory Maguire (and, in fact, anything by Maguire), the Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L'Engle, the Chronicles of Narnia, John Dies at the End by David Wong, Anthem by Ayn Rand, 1984 by Orwell, The D'Artagnan Romances by Dumas (the Three Musketeers is the best one, though).

I love folk and punk music (and any combination thereof). My favorite singer at the moment is Frank Turner. I like to doodle, but I don't have a lot of real talent. I like to learn about history and one of my favorite hobbies when working on a novel is world-building.

I guess that's it, for now, until I come back a couple years from now and see this is hideously out of date. These profiles really are a lot like time-capsules.

no one by Kae Noel reviews
no one understands me, its kind strange but its true, no one knows the real me...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/8/2001
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Conquest reviews
Fifteen years ago, eight men, ambassadors, lords, and kings, were accused of murdering the Emperor of Sarivand and Valthann. Their execution sparked a bloody and far-reaching war. When the war comes to his hometown of Almsway, Tristan, the heir to the House of Calder, is swept up in the tide as he and his friends struggle to survive in the wake of the Emperor's Conquest.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,676 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/29/2017 - Published: 11/16/2011
Mirah and Kaspar Book 1: The Temple of Erylian reviews
Mirah, a guard in the local town of Ravia, wakes up in a courtyard ruin, surrounded by the mangled corpses of her friends. She meets Kaspar, a thief living in the forest, and learns that her brother, Lieven, who is also a member of the Ravian guard, is missing. Together, Mirah and Kaspar set off to find and rescue Lieven from whatever fate has befallen him.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,044 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/9/2017 - Published: 10/30/2016
Absolution reviews
As Benji Fletcher and his friends attempt to solve a series of murders at their school, they learn their opponent is much more evil than expected. Rated T for higher level and dark concepts. Formerly known as Fallen. Chapters may be drafts of final versio
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 12 - Words: 21,611 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 2/6/2011 - Published: 12/17/2009
The Vampiracy
When the King and Queen of the Vampiracy are murdered, it sparks what appears to be not only a civil war but a genocide between the multi-raced universe James has only recently discovered. Teenage life becomes a lot harder as he fights to stay alive.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,764 - Updated: 8/27/2008 - Published: 9/26/2007
Age of Talismans reviews
“These are the sister islands of Atlantis and Arelia. Let’s see how they fare in the coming days of darkness.”
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 522 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2008
The Box reviews
Four friends find an ancient box in an attic that reads DO NOT OPEN. But curiosity overpowers them and they open it, unleashing something terrible.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,544 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 9/25/2006 - Published: 7/21/2006
The Death of the Sun reviews
A poem about the sunset and the moonrise.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/29/2005
Dream Catcher reviews
This is based off of a nightmare I had once. Anyway, I was inspired and I wrote it and it's a short horror story.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 839 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/15/2005
Beatus reviews
An uplifting poem telling others that God will lead you to true joy in this world.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/15/2005
Different reviews
Dominic Bynum and Sam Yarbrough just graduated from college and in hopes of avoiding their return home and finding a life worth living for, go on a wild adventure across the nation.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,828 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 6/3/2005 - Published: 5/17/2005
The Seed and the Thorn Bush reviews
This is a very analogical poem... I think it would be great for an English class discussion... but that's me. It's very good to read if you need a little hope.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/19/2004