All About Amanda

Amanda Brice is an intellectual property attorney living just outside of the nation's capitol. A lawyer in DC? No, there are none of those.

Ever since she was little, Amanda loved to write, but some of her earliest endeavors were less than spectacular. After lots of revision, "Nancy Flew and the Mystery of the Lady Ghost" was critically acclaimed by the strictest of literary critics, her 4th grade teacher. Amanda dreamed of becoming either a ballerina or an author, but her father convinced her to "do something practical," so she eventually went to law school and spent her time writing briefs and pleadings instead of fiction.

Still, the urge for creativity nagged at her, until one day, while she was working on an advanced law specialization degree in intellectual property, she decided that writing chick lit was much more fun than her paper on the patentability of indigenous medicinal methods. So she wrote the first 80 pages of her first novel instead, and begged her professor for an extension on the law paper. From that moment on, she was hooked and has been splitting her time between writing and practicing law ever since.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys dancing, reading, cooking, traveling, and obsessing over whether Duke will beat Carolina in basketball. Go Devils!

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Amanda's Fun Facts

Alexandria, VA


GH Year(s)
2008, 2009

Mystery, YA, Chick Lit

Started Writing:
6, but took a hiatus after high school until age 28

Day Job:

Blog Posts from Amanda

Special Guest Gin Jones on Estate Planning for Writers

New Year’s Resolution: Consult a lawyer Death happens. You’re going to die someday, but your copyrights will live on, probably for seventy years after your death. There are laws for distribution of assets when a person dies without a will, but these laws are inadequate for dealing with things like copyrights, which will need to […]

Twelve Days of Short Stories

On the fourth day of December,  Amazon gave to me… Okay, so it’s nowhere near as sexy as Jeff Bezos’ 60 Minutes interview the other night where he talked about drone-delivery of packages, but Kim Law, Diane Kelly, Lindsey Brookes, Liz Talley, and I have some big Amazon news nonetheless! (By the way, does the idea […]

December 4 post coming soon!

Today’s blog post is a surprise that can’t be revealed until I get the official go-ahead. Please check back around 10 am EST!  

Guest Leslie Langtry on Improv

Today I’m welcoming my friend and fellow Killer Fiction member, Leslie Langtry. Leslie writes the awesomely hilarious Bombay Assassins series. Wait a second — assassins? Funny? Trust me…from Leslie they are. Read on to find out how she uses techniques learned in an improvisational comedy troupe to help her craft her novels. IMPROVISATION & WRITING: My […]

Copyright Graveyard

Spooooky… ‘Tis the season for ghost and ghouls and things that go bump in the night!  But today I’m going to talk about a different kind of scary — the thought of someone using your work without attribution. Or is it scary? Perhaps it’s just the natural cycle of life. Many legal scholars have used […]

Ruby Release: 1816 Candles by Amanda Brice

It’s my release day! I’m launching my brand new YA time travel romance series with a novella, 1816 Candles. And to help me celebrate, I’m giving it away! Yes, it’s my party, but you get the gifts. And not just 1816 Candles, either. No, I managed to rope five other awesome authors into a group free […]

Guest Lisa Marie Rice on Foreign Rights

GOLD MINES AND MINEFIELDS: Selling and Promoting Your Book in Europe Today’s special guest is an expert on the European romance market, the lovely and talented Lisa Marie Rice. I met Lisa Marie five years ago when I attended the fabulous conference she co-founded, the International Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy. But she isn’t merely a […]

A Boxed Set Experiment

Unless you’ve been living in a cave these past few months, you’ve probably seen the multi-author bundle phenomenon. Although not exactly a new concept (StoryBundle and Humble Bundle has been offering these for years, albeit only available through their own online retail store), these bargain digital boxed sets have taken the bestseller lists by storm. […]

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