About  Me

   I live in the realms of Science Fiction and Fantasy, but I'm not afraid to dabble in other genres such as Romance and New Adult. I love Science Fiction and Fantasy because I love writing in a world so unlike my own. I love making up places and incorporating the literature I've read into it. It's such a creative genre that I can't imagine myself writing in any other one. I find the stories so incredibly fascinating. It's where I definitely feel my most creative.

   I am presently not represented by anyone. In 2018, I spent a time querying agents with my YA Science Fiction novel, Vigilant. It's a story that's near and dear to my heart that when I decided to pause on querying it, I decided to do a complete overhaul of the whole project. 

   Hiya! My name is Amanda, but I write under the pen name A.J. Winter. I'm a twenty-four-year-old writer from Wisconsin. I graduated in 2017 from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. Safe to say I'm someone who loves to read and write.

   I've known I wanted to write books since I was thirteen and discovered the world of fanfiction. I wrote that for about eight or so years before I really began to work on other original works. I don't regret that decision because it's made me such a happier person as well as a better writer.

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

  • Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

  • Everless by Sara Holland

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas

  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

  • A Darker Shade of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

  • The 100

  • Outlander

  • Riverdale

  • Manifest

  • Timeless

  • Sleeping at Last

  • Harry Styles

  • Penny and Sparrow

  • Audiomachine

  • Ed Sheeran

  • Bullet Journaling

  • Photography

  • Reading/Listening to Audiobooks

  • Finding new music

  • Playing Sims 4




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