My name is Amanda Trumpower (formerly Pigford). I write fiction for Jesus lovers who dig dragons, detectives, and droids.

My current adult manuscript is a witty Robin Hood retelling mixed with superpowers, dragons, and mystery

My current children’s project is launching the first several installments of Collar Cases, a chapter book mystery series starring a canine and feline pair of investigative journalists. Check out Books for more details.

I’m a proud #TwinMom, wife, homeschooler, and lover of all things geeky–including but not limited to Star Wars, Disney Princesses, complicated board games, D&D, and video game RPGs. During my traditional career stage, I worked as a professional teen librarian.

I’m also a major Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie fangirl!

My completed education is pieced together from a variety of organizations:

  • English BA (Malone University, 2014)
  • Masters of Library & Information Science (Kent State, 2016)
  • Jerry Jenkins’ Christian Writers Guild (2009-2013)
  • Author Media‘s Book Launch Blueprint (2021)

My ongoing education includes participation in Realm Makers, where I co-lead a critique group, and Author Media’s most excellent show, the Novel Marketing Podcast.

Perhaps the most surprising trivia fact about me is that despite grad school, twins, and the scheduling realities of trying to write a book around toddlers…I don’t drink coffee! I am, however, obsessed with chocolate in all its forms.

If you’d like to receive an occasional email newsletter from me when I have book news, you can sign up here. I also sometimes post personal reflections, funny twin parenting stories, and behind-the-scenes writing stuff on my blog.

Until we meet, may your dice roll high, your imagination soar, and your chocolate never run out.

Last updated: June 2021