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Amanda (AJ) Betts is an award-winning author, teacher and cyclist, living in Perth. Her novel ‘Zac and Mia’ won the 2012 Text Prize for best unpublished manuscript.
I was born in Bundaberg, in Queensland.
Well, I’ve been a teacher, lecturer, waitress, education officer, envelope sealer, and chalet maid.
In chronological order?
Seeing my name in print for the first time - at the age of 12
Winning the Text Prize
Blue skies, oceans, bikes, muffins, writing, writers, words, silence, travelling, forests, coffee, random moments, daydreaming, passion, respect, justice, learning, lost shopping lists, chocolate, all the things unknown, and the infinite possibilities of the future.
Maybe. Have you? I’ve been speaking at festivals and schools for over four years.
Click HERE to watch Amanda presenting a TEDx talk: Why I Collect Shopping Lists