Amanda Holmes was born in England, educated at Emerson College and received her MFA in Fiction from George Mason University. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Rattapallax, Phoebe, So To Speak, QWF, The Christian Science Monitor, Sunday Express and on the Ether Reads app for download to iPhone. She has edited art listings for 'Goings On About Town' at The New Yorker and written reviews for The Washington Independent Review of Books. She and her husband have lived in New York, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Brussels, Rome, and Falls Church, Virginia. They have a daughter and two sons. She blogs at www.irrelevanceofhope.blogspot.com.