Amanda Downum


Amanda Downum is the author of the Necromancer Chronicles and Dreams of Shreds And Tatters. Her short fiction has appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, and Weird Tales, and in the anthologies Lovecraft Unbound and Dreams From the Witch House. She lives in Austin, TX and studies Mortuary Science. Her day job sometimes involves dressing as a giant worm.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
As of 2019 I've enrolled in a Mortuary Science program. Right now most of my time is spent in my commute to classes and learning about funeral accounting (spoiler: it's just like any other accounting), but soon I'll begin my field internship. I'm very excited to finally start learning necromancy.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I believe it was called "Dinosaur Valley." It involved...a valley. With dinosaurs. About every other sentence began with "Suddenly..." I was six at the time, so I give Past Me a pass on adverbs.
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Where to find Amanda Downum online


The Poison Court
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,710. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
When murder threatens delicate peace talks, Savedra Severos, the king’s mistress, becomes caught in a web of secrets that enmeshes three kingdoms. Among those secrets are Savedra’s own, dangerous enough to destroy her king and her family if they come to light. As traitors and assassins prowl the palace halls, she must decide whom she can trust...and what she’s willing to betray.
Bone Garden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,040. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Erisín is a haunted city, and her specters are hungry. When demons prowl the streets of Oldtown, preying on the poor and the weak, a young actor must face the ghosts of his past and of his family to protect his new home.

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