Amanda Kay Oaks

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amanda Kay Oaks has a BFA in Creative Writing and Literature from The University of Evansville and is a current creative nonfiction MFA student at Chatham University. An AmeriCorps alum, online tutor, and literary journal editor, Amanda considers herself a professional wearer of many hats and isn't sure what she'll do if she ever actually has only one job at a time. When she isn't working, reading, writing, or pretending to be a practiced yogi, Amanda can most likely be found snuggled up on the couch with her cat, Artemis, and a plate of cookies. She tweets T.S. Eliot quotes a little too often and tries to keep up with her personal book blog, I Write Things. Twitter: @I_Write_Things

Fighting the Suck: Writers’ Advice for Writers

A round-up of books that could inspire writers looking to push themselves in new ways.

The Trio is Back: Cast Photos from the New Harry Potter Play

Thoughts on the new casting news from The Cursed Child, the new Harry Potter play.

The Lie of a “Universal” Perspective

On the pervasive idea that books with male protagonists offer a universal perspective while female protagonists do not.

How YOGA BITCH Convinced Me to Do Stuff

How a book called YOGA BITCH changed one reader's life.

10 Things You’ll Understand if You’re a Book Lover and a Student

10 things students who are book lovers will relate to.