Amanda has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember, and she's earned a living at it since around the turn of the century. A native of Columbus, Ga., she has been all over the world with her U.S. Navy husband, Brent. They are happiest taking family walks with their new daughter, Ruby, and two pups, Turbo and Maddie. Amanda loves a good meal (especially if it finishes with a crème brulee), thrifting, red wine and reading. She holds a journalism degree from Auburn University.