Amanda K. Jaros is a freelance writer living in Ithaca, NY. Her writing focuses on nature, science, and environmental issues. Her work as a mother has also inspired writings on parenting. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Chatham University.
Amanda's work has appeared in a wide range of places, online and in print, from literary magazines to blogs to the local newspaper. Her blog, Tamarack Writes, is rarely updated anymore, but you can still go there to read her haiku, book reviews, and nature writing.
Amanda was a Blog Editor at Literary Mama for four years, then worked as a Creative Nonfiction Editor and Senior Editor. Amanda is now the Editor-in-Chief of Literary Mama. Find more of her work there.
Currently, Amanda also serves on her County Legislature. She has been blogging about her adventures in that world and you can read her work at AmandaChampion.com. (FYI- that's her married name!)