Growing up a word-devourer and avid fairy tale lover, it was only natural that Amanda Lovelace began writing books of her own and so she did. when she isn't reading or writing, she can be found waiting for pumpkin spice coffee to come back into season and binge-watching Gilmore Girls (before you ask: team Jess all the way). The lifelong poetess and storyteller currently lives in new jersey with her husband, their bunnycat and a combined book collection so large it will soon need its own home. She has her B.A. in english literature with a minor in sociology. Her first collection, the princess saves herself in this one, won the Goodreads choice award for best poetry of 2016.
"With this hauntingly poignant and provocative collection, amanda
lovelace has once again cemented her place as one of the top poets
of our time. Shaking off old memories of heartbreak and love gone
wrong, lovelace is showing young women how to arm themselves
against the pain of past relationships. Never have I felt a more
unshakable sense of warmth and empowerment than while reading this
book. monsters has burrowed under my skin and made its home deep
within my soul. This is a collection that will not be forgotten."
(summer webb @buttermybooks)
"to make monsters out of girls by amanda lovelace is an emotional triumph. this inspiring collection winds through the roots of an abusive relationship and then leads the reader from the shadows, all the way back out into the sun." (Trista Mateer, author of The Dogs I Have Kissed and Honeybee)
"Uncompromising and unforgettable. To Make Monsters Out of Girls is a bold, poignant, and sensitively crafted collection exploring the consequences of past trauma. Amanda Lovelace's balance of a sharp, hard reality paired with her fearless optimism and unwavering belief in the resilience and strength of herself and all women has me returning to her work again and again and again. Her poems are a powerful testament to self-recovery." (Courtney Summers, author of Sadie)
"A triumphed survivor, Amanda Lovelace takes us through her journey of heartache and once again saving herself in to make monsters out of girls. Lovelace weaved her words gently while impacting my very being with her power. Showing us that yes, we can recognize the toxins and still move forward with all our strength. You will not regret picking up this collection." (Gretchen Gomez, author of love, and you)