Amanda Pillar is an award-winning editor and author, who writes and edits urban fantasy, romance, horror and science fiction. Amanda lives in Melbourne, Victoria, with her husband and two cats, Saxon and Lilith. She is the author of the paranormal/urban fantasy novel Graced, published by Momentum in 2015. Amanda has also authored the novella Captive, set in the Graced universe.
She has had over a dozen short stories published, with her fiction appearing in Space and Time Magazine, Kisses by Clockwork, Cranky Ladies of History, and the Red Penny Papers, with more to come. Amanda won the Australian Shadows for Best Edited publication in 2010, and has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards three times, the Ditmars three times and the Australian Shadows once. Amanda co-edited the fiction anthologies Voices (2008), Grants Pass (2009), The Phantom Queen Awakes (2010), Scenes from the Second Storey (2010), Ishtar (2011), and Damnation and Dames (2012). Her first solo anthology, Bloodstones, was published by Ticonderoga Publications in 2012. The sequel, Bloodlines, was published in October 2015. In her day job, Amanda works as an archaeologist.