About the Author

Amanda Giorgis was born in Somerset, England and started her working life in teaching. She emigrated to New Zealand in 2008 and moved to the beautiful Mackenzie Basin.

Amanda writes while looking out onto the flat plain with snow-capped mountains beyond. It is a place where it is easy to find inspiration for stories of early pioneers, who made this unique place their home.

She shares her home with her husband, Terry and three rescued huntaway dogs, Nemo, Jess and Ted, some chickens, who are more ornamental than productive, two acres of wild garden and the dark skies of the Southern Hemisphere.

The Wideawake Hat is Amanda’s first novel, and the first book in the Applecross Saga.

More about Amanda can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Amanda-Giorgis/