Yes, it is possible Becks's nickname came from a favorite zombie trilogy (Newsflesh, by Mira Grant). That there probably tells you more about Amelia than anything else I can say here.
Amelia started writing novels when she was in fifth grade and published her first as a freshman in high school. As she tells her students, she knows every excuse to get out of doing homework because she got away with them all. These days she works a bit harder to balance her responsibilities, which means she is sometimes a terrible web-mistress, but she still loves to write and continues to publish regularly.
If you want to chat with Amelia, the best way to reach her is through Twitter (@AtwaterRhodes). She maintains her social media and website herself, which means she's currently writing in third person and isn't that kind of odd?
What can I say - I'm an odd duck.