Amanda Zieba is a teacher by day, a wife and mother always, and a writer any minute she can squeeze in. She is the author of 6 books for children and young adults as well as one adult novella. She also creates and sells educational materials on TeachersPayTeachers.com. Recently Amanda has begun leading month-long, online writing communities to help other writers get their story down on paper and then take it to the next level. Amanda has visited over a dozen schools, retreat facilities, and education agencies/organizations in Wisconsin to share her passion for reading and writing through interactive group presentations and guided workshops. Amanda lists Diet Pepsi, Cherry Pop Tarts and gel manicures as her vices. She doesn't plan on giving them up any time soon. If she isn't writing or at school, you can usually find her building awesome LEGO creations with her sons, watching any number of sports with her husband or spending time with members of her incredible extended family.