Amanda Tero

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Amanda Tero grew up attending a one room school with her eleven siblings—and loved it! She also fell in love with reading to the point her mom withheld her books to get her to do her chores. That love of reading turned into a love of writing YA fiction.

Amanda is a music teacher by day and a literary guide by night, creating stories that whisk readers off to new eras and introduce them to heroic but flawed characters that live out their faith in astonishing ways.

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Amanda Tero I enjoy being able to share what God has helped to learn in stories. If I had narrow it down to what's "best," probably the excitement of seeing how G…moreI enjoy being able to share what God has helped to learn in stories. If I had narrow it down to what's "best," probably the excitement of seeing how God provides the ideas I need and brings a story to completion. :)(less)
Amanda Tero I design all of my own book covers using Photoshop Elements 10 (I know there are programs out there specifically for graphics design, but it's what I …moreI design all of my own book covers using Photoshop Elements 10 (I know there are programs out there specifically for graphics design, but it's what I have). I like using a few images and putting them together (the eraser tool is fantastic!) to create one-of-a-kind covers. Feel free to ask more in depth questions. :) I'm willing to answer in more detail.(less)
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The Secret Place of Thunder – Available Now!


 


All four books are now out in the world! Today, Alicia is joining me with an interview–and there is a lot of other fun stuff as well!


 


Interview

Amanda: We all first learned about the Pack Horse Librarian project kind of together when my sister posted the video on my timeline. What was the first thing you remember standing out to you about this historical program?


Alicia: I loved the way the lib

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Letters (from a scatter-brained sister) (Select)
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Description: “How could you, in good conscience, leave the kitchen in the hands of me, a giddy sixteen-year-old??” So begins Nicole’s letters to her sister who has recently “deserted” the family because of marriage. As Nicole attempts to take over the kitchen, she begins to wonder if the kitchen will take over her?
Debt of Mercy (short story) (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: After hearing a sermon on Matthew 18, the story of Raboc and Ancel brewed in the back of my mind for a few weeks. February 23, the Lord allowed me to finish the rough draft of Ancel’s story (2, 133 words). It is not my desire to retell Scripture or reinterpret it neither is this story intended to be an allegory. It is simply a story to demonstrate forgiveness and a few of the lessons that I have learned in that subject.
Maggie's Hope Chest (Select)
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Description: It was the gift that Maggie had desired throughout her teen years. Yet was God's purpose for this gift for her to fulfil her own desires? Or did He have something much better in store? Something that Maggie could not quite understand?
Noelle's Gift (short story) (Select)
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Description: Mama needed happiness for Christmas, but Noelle was only eight. What gift could she give?

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Joey by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley
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Amanda Tero is 23% done with Be Committed (Ruth & Esther): “Whenever we sin, we must pray, “Wash me” (Ps. 51:2, 7), but sometimes God says to us, “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean” (Isa. 1:16 NKJV). When we seek forgiveness, God washes the record clean (1 John 1:9), but God will not do for us what we must do for ourselves. Only we can put out of our lives those things that defile us, and we know what they are.”
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The Conqueror by Bryan M. Litfin
"I've had this book on my Goodreads to-read shelf since October 2, 2018. When I added it to my shelf, it was to be published through Crossway. I'm not sure what happened, but I was thrilled when it appeared in a blog post featuring the cover art for B" Read more of this review »
The Conqueror by Bryan M. Litfin
" Thanks for sharing direct quotes. It helped me realize this book isn’t for me. :) "
A Strand of Hope by Amanda Tero
"This book is a little treasure. Going in I wasn't sure how much I'd like it, but guys. It made me cry. Twice. I'm not even sure what it was that triggered it, but something about this story touched me. Even now just thinking about it is making me tea" Read more of this review »
A Strand of Hope by Amanda Tero
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. In fact, it was hard to put it down. I could empathize with Lena and cried with her when she had her melt down. This is an encouraging work that reminds Christians that we need to keep our eyes on the Lord and " Read more of this review »
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“There comes a point in our lives when we must decide for ourselves. Will we surrender to the God of the universe and place our trust in Him as our God, or will we fight against Him?”
Amanda Tero, Quest for Leviathan
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“It is impossible for one to show love unless he has accepted love.”
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“I prayed the Lord would bring you home alive. That He would reveal to you the greatness of His plans above your own.”
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“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”
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“No.” Elizabeth shook her head. Resolution seeped through her, as powerful as adrenaline. “No one can command my convictions. They are mine, given to me by God and meant for my life’s journey. You can destroy my possessions, but you cannot take what is in my heart.”
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
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Shantelle Thank you for the friend request, Amanda! :)


Amanda Tero Olivia wrote: "Thank you for the friend request :)"

And thanks for reviewing my stories. :) :)


Olivia Thank you for the friend request :)


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