Amanda Faith

Amanda Faith

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together.

Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced.

Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con.

It’s All In The Moves

“Beginning Belly Dancing” took place in the Hyatt International North Room Friday at 11:30 AM. The dance class was open to everyone of any experience level. Phoenicia, who led this workshop, was a joy to watch. She made the participants laugh, move, and had a great time. Spending an hour on the floor with approximately 60 other people was fun…. Read more →

New Artifacts in the Warehouse?

Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, Tia Carrera, and Mark Sheppard from Warehouse 13 were in the Centennial II-III Sunday morning. Although this was the third time this weekend most of these cast members spoke on their series, it was fresh and lively. The cast took about ten minutes talking about their show and their admiration for the writers of the series…. Read more →

Mind Your Own Business

Sean Faircloth was in 205-207 (Hil) Sunday afternoon addressing how religious attitudes towards sex has poisoned how Americans make decisions in all public policy. As a ten-year congressional veteran and the CEO of the Secular Coalition, he states that “he works for the American people” in trying to have separation between church and state. In the 21st century, there is… Read more →

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A Magical Panel with Jim Butcher

The Regency VI-VII early Sunday morning was full of attendees wanting to know more about the man behind the Dresden series and the Codex Alera series. Jim Butcher is this incredible author. He spoke on how he got started, and how horrible his writing used to be. He stated that he finally took some classes at the local college and… Read more →

The Legacy of Lovecraft

The Montreal/Vancouver room Sunday afternoon was standing-room only for the presentation of “Lovecraft’s Legacy.” The panel consisted of James A. Moore, Phil Nutman, Cherie Priest, Scott Allie, Stephen Segal, Mike Mignola, and the moderator, Clay Gilbert. The panel agreed that H. P. Lovecraft had a significant impact on horror fiction. Mike Mignola stated that “he put a spin on previous… Read more →

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Eureka/Warehouse 13 Crossover

The Centennial II-III Room in the Hyatt on Saturday afternoon was full of excitement and energy as the casts from both Eureka and Warehouse 13 came together for an hour of discussion and Q & A from the audience. It was obvious from the start that the cast members were very comfortable, poking fun at each other. There was also… Read more →

The Best SF and Horror You’ve Never Seen

This panel in the Cairo room on Saturday evening comprised of the exceptionally accredited staff of Dr. John Flynn, Dr. Bob Blackwood, Chris Gore, and the moderator, Matthew Foster. The panel discussion started with introductions from each person. As Matthew led the way with questions, this knowledgeable staff was talking about the films that were not well known. It was… Read more →

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