Amanda North is a writer and educator based in Texas. She holds a BA from University of Texas at El Paso and an MFA from Texas State University. She is currently working on her first collection of poetry, with the working title ‘We Are All Mad Here,’ writing travel journalism, and balancing being the caretaker of three, very charming and chaotic, rescue dogs. She teaches writing at various levels and stages––from children to adult Basic Ed, from poetry to thesis statements––throughout the Austin area. Prior to her world revolving around words and books, Amanda preformed improv comedy and was a tennis instructor for children.