Amanda Lord majored in English, decided writing was an unlikely career path, and went on to get a degree in library science. After a few years in libraries, she decided that perhaps writing was a better path afterall. She lives in a dilapidated Victorian in upstate NY with her husband Joel. Her poem “Harpsong for Heurodis” was published in issue nine of Scheherezade’s Bequest. Her short story “Red Dust” appeared in the sixth issue of Crossed Genres and in their first anthology. In addition to writing, she is a traditional storyteller who dabbles in playing the harp.