Hailing from the Midwest, Amanda McIntyre, (also known as Pamela Johnson), is a multi-genre author of several novels, anthologies, novellas and short stories as well as nonfiction. Since her first published novel in 2001, she has been the recipient of several Highly Recommended Reads nominations and has had a featured book (Unfinished Dreams) at Midwest Book Reviews and its syndicated show, Booktalk. Twice a finalist for a CAPA award, she won for Best Mainstream for Tides of Autumn. She is a two-time EPPIE finalist, DRRWA Golden Quill finalist, Bridges Magazine Golden Chalice first place winner, Independent Publishers finalist, an RIO (Reviewers International Org.) award nominee and has received special recognition in Romantic Times magazine for her founding and co-editing of the seventy-eight-author anthology, "Crumbs in the Keyboard," with its proceeds benefiting the education and awareness of domestic violence.
Passions that inspire her writing include: black classic bic pens, ledger pads, historical places (better if haunted), the change of seasons, all types of music, movies and live theatre, time spent with family and friends, impromptu road trips, art, mystical legends and lore, the ocean and the Great Lakes, lighthouses, shipwrecks, fireplaces and good wine.
Reviewers describe her work as "superbly sensual, powerful, emotional and character-driven." While she is living her fantasy of storytelling, October 2008 will see the release of her single-title erotic historical, Diary of Cozette, from Harlequin Spice, followed by her second Spice novel, Tortured, in 2009.