Amanda C. Davis is a combustion engineer who loves baking, gardening, and low-budget horror films. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in Goblin Fruit, Shock Totem, and Cemetery Dance, among others. She tweets enthusiastically as @davisac1. You can find out more about her and read more of her work at http://www.amandacdavis.com.
What's the first thing you remember writing? - ETM
A story in first grade, to the prompt of How to Train a Dinosaur. I figured you needed 1) a dentist, to pull its teeth out so it couldn't eat you, 2) a shoemaker, to make it shoes (so it could dance, or something?) and 3) a lion tamer, to do the, you know, actual job. I had no role for myself in the mix. I had, and have, no business training dinosaurs.
What's your favorite sort of scene to write? Favorite type to write that you don't get to do enough of? - Peter Damien
Favorite sort of scene: I like writing dialogue-heavy banter scenes that don't advance much plot except for maybe a revelation or two. Which is tragic, because I always end up having to plug them into some other scene where something actually happens.
Don't get to do enough of: Happily, I'm at a stage in my career where I'm still basically free to write whatever I want, so I can indulge in all the banter, dramatic emotional breakdowns, swordfights, and feats of RIDICULOUS luck that I want. :)
Zombies in space! Giant zombie gorillas! When life gets weird, all you can do is stick by your friends and hang on to your brains. Amanda C. Davis dishes out two short stories from the lighter side of the zombocalypse.
A soldier and her genie must solve the mystery of the twelve dancing princesses in three days or face the chopping block for their failure. Unfortunately, that's just what the princesses want. 9000-word novelette.