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Hi, I’m Amie Wambach

I’m a poet, a reader, a baker, an orator, a feminist, and a Montanan. And I’m an English major.

Amie Wambach


When I was seven years old, my mom gave me a copy of Little House on the Prairie and told me I wasn’t allowed to move until I read at least one chapter. I got one page into the book, and was hooked for a lifetime. I have never been picky about genres, my interests range from fantasy to historical fiction, classic literature to horror, sci-fi to biography. Some of my favorite authors are Shannon Hale, J. R.R. Tolkien, and Diana Wynne Jones. My passion for reading soon grew into a love for writing. I have had stories and poems floating around in my head and scribbled into random notebooks since I was ten, most of them unfinished. Writing has always been the most natural and honest form of communication for me, but during my sophomore year in high school I decided to take a risk and join the speech and debate team. I soon found my niche as an orator, writing my own ten minute speeches then memorizing and performing them in front of a judge. While I never grew into a particularly strong public speaker, I never quit. I have always been shy, but the ability to reach and communicate to people ideas I am passionate about is addictive. I want to be an editor, probably for children’s and young adult literature, because I cannot imagine a life where I am not surrounded by stories and words.

One of my favorite books is Shannon Hale’s Book of a Thousand Days.


Greetings! I’m Laura Standage!

I’m an aunt to thirteen, a Spanish speaker, a collector of teacups, a fantasy writer, a hobbit impersonator, and I’m an English major.

Laura Standage

Dramatically looking off into the distance…

Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated with stories. The real start to my life as a writer began when I wrote a fairy tale for my fourth grade class. Since then, plenty more ideas have come. Most are epic fantasy and fairy tales with a teslapunk in the mix. There is something particularly powerful about teaching lessons and portraying themes through a world of my own, such as in epic fantasy novels. There is also great merit and impact in the feelings and thoughts created by experimentation with language. That is what I want to share with the world. My exceptional shortness adds to my love of hobbits (I’m 3′ 25″) and how they can be both adventurers and quaint homebodies, titles I hope to develop.

One of my favorite books is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.