Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is the author of seventeen young adult novels and three short stories. In addition to writing, she has a full-time job teaching high school special education English, 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 have to say.
Amelia started publishing novels when she was 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.
The Atwater-Rhodes household also includes two cats, Chivas and Morgan, and some goldfish in an aquaponics system set up for book research and maintained for yummy indoor home-grown food.
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.