Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is the author of seventeen young adult urban fantasy novels, three short stories, and an adult gay fantasy-romance trilogy. In addition to writing, she has a full-time job teaching English to high school seniors in a special education school, and is the mother of a brilliant baby girl named Becks.
Yes, it is possible her daughter'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.
The Atwater-Rhodes household also includes her partner S' and two cats, Gabby and Morgan.
If you want to chat with Amelia, you can reach her through Facebook or Twitter. 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.