Amanda Cook

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Amanda Cook is a stay-at-home-mom and writer living in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. When she’s not caring for her family or obsessing over punctuation, she can be found helping out at her sons' school, catching up on her Goodreads list, playing (and sometimes winning, but mostly losing) board games with her friends, crying over her favorite PBS programs, or creating yet another cosplay for the local gaming/pop culture convention, where she’ll probably lose at even more board games. The Golden Orb, her first novel, was published in 2014. When We Were Forgotten, her second novel, was published in September, 2017. It won the Bronze Medal for Best Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror E-Book from the Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards in 2018.

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Amanda Cook Normally, looking at the problem from a different angle or from a new perspective helps to break the block. I also find that doing menial tasks, like…moreNormally, looking at the problem from a different angle or from a new perspective helps to break the block. I also find that doing menial tasks, like drying dishes or mowing the lawn, allows my mind to wander and opens it up to new insights and ideas. My best ideas come when I'm in or around water. I'm not sure why.(less)
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The Golden Orb

4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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When We Were Forgotten

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I Can’t Make You Happy

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Content Warning: I dive into mental health here, mainly my own.





Dear Fellow Struggling Human Being,





I’m calling us both out, because I see you struggling as much as I am. We all are. Everyone has their struggles, and they’re all valid. You, my friend, are seen. What you’re feeling right now is valid.





(What you’re thinking and feeling is valid, but those thoughts and feelings might n...

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