Read a lot of books, write a lot of words, and never stop learning. There is always room for improvement, but perfection is never the goal. Sometimes you just gotta hit “send.”
Amanda Flinn is an award-winning author, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and a member of the Heartland Writers Guild. She moved to Southeast Missouri to attend college and received a Bachelor of Science degree in child development. After falling in love with small-town life, she has never moved back. She currently resides in Jackson, Missouri, with her husband, three boys, one rowdy rescue pup and two furry chinchillas.
As a freelance writer and former director of Kingdom Edge Magazine, Amanda has developed a passion for using her words to positively impact others. She believes knowing who you are begins with knowing whose you are, which is why every sentence she writes has a message of truth and love. Her children’s books, Yoga Baby, The Maker and God Made All Your Feelings, are the result of a childhood dream come true. To learn more about her family, speaking engagements and recent writing projects, visit amandaflinn.com.
Favorite writers/thinkers/artists: C.S. Lewis, Liane Moriarity, Kristin Hannah, and Sandra Boynton
Inspired by: Nature. I am in awe of the sky and try to catch as many sunrises and sunsets as possible. But other things, too. Like sitting on rocks and watching water go by. Or fresh flowers in spring. Give me all of it—preferably on a sunny day, with a nice, cool breeze.
Music. I am fascinated by song lyrics and the way they tell a story and speak to the soul. I often think songwriters’ purpose is the very same as mine: to connect with their audience, to say something that matters, to make a difference in the lives of others, to leave their mark.
Dreamers. People who are going for it, no matter what “it” is. I love to support people who are passionate about their work and willing to take the steps to reach their goals. Those who are willing to climb the tree and take a chance, rather than just grabbing at the low-hanging fruit. They encourage me to keep going.