Amanda Hester is creating short stories and poetry
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The girl behind the keyboard



Amanda Hester
is the founder and CEO of Our Write Side (OWS Ink, LLC). OWS is a publishing house, author services provider, educator, and an online community for writers, readers, publishers and more.
She was previously the Editor in Chief for Eat, Sleep, Write and once ran a successful special needs blog, Rage Against the Washing Machine which has since been retired.

She is a highly sought freelance writer who specializes in research-based writing. This allows her to provide quality content on a variety of topics. She enjoys helping other authors find their way with private coaching and sharing what she has learned from personal experience, for example, this post on Perfecting Your Bio. As an author, she enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists.

She is an artist at heart and Wiccan by nature with an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics, and her posts and stories are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from surviving the darker side of life.

On a whim she asked her friends how they would describe her, you can see their responses here.



Writing and art are Amanda's passions but it doesn't always provide a regular income. A full novel or a series takes a tremendous amount of time to produce and perfect. In order to keep her income steady and writing constant, she need to find a balance. That's where Patreon comes in. This isn't a plea for donations, it is a chance to purchase quality stories and support an author you love (you *do* love her right?) This platform gives her the chance to share her work and support her coffee addiction!

In addition to writing, she does a lot of her own graphics work (although she does have a fantastic graphics team in her corner!) and she makes videos on Youtube. There are costs involved in creating quality work, as any artist can tell you. She is hoping at the very least to offset those expenses. 

She can share short stories and other surprises with a dedicated audience here while also working on her bigger projects and continuing to help other authors.

By default, your support here will also be supporting Our Write Side. She puts everything she can into the OWS community as do her business partners. The run fully on volunteers, coffee, a few tears, and lots of love! One of their goals over the next year is to establish an online learning community for authors with courses available at incredibly affordable prices.



Amanda has a passion for short stories that explore the darker side of the human condition. She wants you to come with her as we push the boundaries of pain and misfortune while exploring both sides of the coin. Some stories will come from the PoV of a victim and some from the aggressor. We will venture into many wilted fields filled with the carcasses of imagined abuses, losses, self-loathing, and wretchedness. Darkness touches each of us to different degrees throughout our lives and here we will witness it first hand.

Each month she will share short stories for the series "Darker Daze: The Storms Within." She will also share a variety of other short stories and possibly some poetry! You can choose the subscription level you are comfortable with, all levels will have the same content access. 

In addition to the short stories, she will be posting exclusive videos of her writing process, readings of these stories, and a bit of nonsense. We can't be serious all the time!

Amanda is a survivor of some of the darkest that humanity has to offer. She survived and she is here. She is happy and safe. She is also thirsty. Your generous contributions will ensure she never runs out of Peace Tea and coffee as she slaves away at this demanding keyboard.



She is currently finishing up Soul Purge, which is the first book in the Chthonian Guardian Trilogy. It will be followed by Soul Battle and Soul Triumph. This trilogy follows the intertwining lives of Chthonians, Fae, and, humans in an epic tale of love, loss, and defeating destiny.

Queen Bethia is responsible for every soul in existence. She spends hours checking the souls and guiding them along their journey to Transcendence. When one of her most trusted Guardians makes a fatal decision she is forced to hand down her harshest punishment. A soul purge.

Rashu makes an uncharacteristic decision to shirk his duties to ensure the safety of his anam cara (soul mate). His decision is the catalyst that shatters the destiny of the Chthonians and everything they touch.

Tiago believes the Queen was too lenient on Rashu and sets out on his own vigilante mission. The problem is his plans never quite work out and he finds himself protecting the one person he vowed to destroy.

Emilia is recovering from the loss of her family and life as she knew it when she finds herself caught up in a magical world she never knew existed. Or, so she thought. She did know, over and over, only recalling the memories at her 18th birthday each life. Now she will either be the destroyer or be the savior. Which Chthonian will win her trust?



Are there ever! Besides those already mentioned, Amanda also has several more series on the back burner including; Thrall, Vivamus, and The Fowl Kings.

Immortal Mine, the first book of the Thrall series brings us into the world of Beatrice. She is a newer vampire enslaved in the mines of Southern Kentucky and hoping her lottery day will come. Humans keep the vamps fed just enough to make them work but not enough to make them dangerous. So they think.

Vivamus: In a dystopian society that is masquerading as a Utopian society, we will learn to question everything. Our number 1 question is: Are we real?
Meet the replacement kids from C.I.R.F. (Child Insurance Replacement Facility) and follow along as we learn what it’s like to grow up as a backup kid. Can we conform and become exact copies of genetic donors or will we struggle with who it is we are really meant to be? We are vivamus, and these are our stories.

Unwet: The first tale in the Fowl Kings series. Here we meet the Raven King and sweet Keira. Keira has been banished from not only her coven, but her world and only the Raven King can get her home again. The Raven King is enduring a banishment of his own and Keira is his only hope of returning to his kingdom. Someone is going home and someone will be making the ultimate sacrifice.

This is just a sampling of all that is to come! Join us on this wild fantasy ride and you will not be disappointed!



If you aren't getting enough of her here, well, we don't blame you! You can find her all over these internets by clicking any of the following links:
Author Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Our Write Side
Medium
Youtube
Tiers
Coffee Fetchers
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You're so fetch! I appreciate every contribution and am beyond flattered that you are willing to invest in me. Every dollar is the stepping stone to building up my fantastical worlds. You have my sincerest gratitude! 

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
Lunch Breakers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
This is fantastic! You are really helping to build a dream! I'm over here typing away and yelling, "I'm not worthy!" I am truly grateful for your support.

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
Wine and Diners
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You are really in it to win it, aren't you? I'm plugging away at world building while you all are just rocking my world!  And thank you, thank you, thank you!

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 


Midnight Snackers
$10 or more per month 1 patron
I am awestruck! Your support is nothing short of amazing!  You are making my dreams a reality and I am so very thankful for all of your help!

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
The VIP Room
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Wow, you are a rockstar! I'm going to have to make some time for you so I can soak up some of your awesomeness! Let's chat, shall we? 

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
The Kitchen Sink
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
I am so very grateful for your generous support! Dreams do come true!

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
Goals
$29 of $500 per month
Once Amanda reaches this goal she will record herself reading the stories she shares here and you will be able to access them on Youtube. She will even put on makeup. And brush her hair. She'll probably still be wearing pajama pants, so no camera panning.
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The girl behind the keyboard



Amanda Hester
is the founder and CEO of Our Write Side (OWS Ink, LLC). OWS is a publishing house, author services provider, educator, and an online community for writers, readers, publishers and more.
She was previously the Editor in Chief for Eat, Sleep, Write and once ran a successful special needs blog, Rage Against the Washing Machine which has since been retired.

She is a highly sought freelance writer who specializes in research-based writing. This allows her to provide quality content on a variety of topics. She enjoys helping other authors find their way with private coaching and sharing what she has learned from personal experience, for example, this post on Perfecting Your Bio. As an author, she enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists.

She is an artist at heart and Wiccan by nature with an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics, and her posts and stories are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from surviving the darker side of life.

On a whim she asked her friends how they would describe her, you can see their responses here.



Writing and art are Amanda's passions but it doesn't always provide a regular income. A full novel or a series takes a tremendous amount of time to produce and perfect. In order to keep her income steady and writing constant, she need to find a balance. That's where Patreon comes in. This isn't a plea for donations, it is a chance to purchase quality stories and support an author you love (you *do* love her right?) This platform gives her the chance to share her work and support her coffee addiction!

In addition to writing, she does a lot of her own graphics work (although she does have a fantastic graphics team in her corner!) and she makes videos on Youtube. There are costs involved in creating quality work, as any artist can tell you. She is hoping at the very least to offset those expenses. 

She can share short stories and other surprises with a dedicated audience here while also working on her bigger projects and continuing to help other authors.

By default, your support here will also be supporting Our Write Side. She puts everything she can into the OWS community as do her business partners. The run fully on volunteers, coffee, a few tears, and lots of love! One of their goals over the next year is to establish an online learning community for authors with courses available at incredibly affordable prices.



Amanda has a passion for short stories that explore the darker side of the human condition. She wants you to come with her as we push the boundaries of pain and misfortune while exploring both sides of the coin. Some stories will come from the PoV of a victim and some from the aggressor. We will venture into many wilted fields filled with the carcasses of imagined abuses, losses, self-loathing, and wretchedness. Darkness touches each of us to different degrees throughout our lives and here we will witness it first hand.

Each month she will share short stories for the series "Darker Daze: The Storms Within." She will also share a variety of other short stories and possibly some poetry! You can choose the subscription level you are comfortable with, all levels will have the same content access. 

In addition to the short stories, she will be posting exclusive videos of her writing process, readings of these stories, and a bit of nonsense. We can't be serious all the time!

Amanda is a survivor of some of the darkest that humanity has to offer. She survived and she is here. She is happy and safe. She is also thirsty. Your generous contributions will ensure she never runs out of Peace Tea and coffee as she slaves away at this demanding keyboard.



She is currently finishing up Soul Purge, which is the first book in the Chthonian Guardian Trilogy. It will be followed by Soul Battle and Soul Triumph. This trilogy follows the intertwining lives of Chthonians, Fae, and, humans in an epic tale of love, loss, and defeating destiny.

Queen Bethia is responsible for every soul in existence. She spends hours checking the souls and guiding them along their journey to Transcendence. When one of her most trusted Guardians makes a fatal decision she is forced to hand down her harshest punishment. A soul purge.

Rashu makes an uncharacteristic decision to shirk his duties to ensure the safety of his anam cara (soul mate). His decision is the catalyst that shatters the destiny of the Chthonians and everything they touch.

Tiago believes the Queen was too lenient on Rashu and sets out on his own vigilante mission. The problem is his plans never quite work out and he finds himself protecting the one person he vowed to destroy.

Emilia is recovering from the loss of her family and life as she knew it when she finds herself caught up in a magical world she never knew existed. Or, so she thought. She did know, over and over, only recalling the memories at her 18th birthday each life. Now she will either be the destroyer or be the savior. Which Chthonian will win her trust?



Are there ever! Besides those already mentioned, Amanda also has several more series on the back burner including; Thrall, Vivamus, and The Fowl Kings.

Immortal Mine, the first book of the Thrall series brings us into the world of Beatrice. She is a newer vampire enslaved in the mines of Southern Kentucky and hoping her lottery day will come. Humans keep the vamps fed just enough to make them work but not enough to make them dangerous. So they think.

Vivamus: In a dystopian society that is masquerading as a Utopian society, we will learn to question everything. Our number 1 question is: Are we real?
Meet the replacement kids from C.I.R.F. (Child Insurance Replacement Facility) and follow along as we learn what it’s like to grow up as a backup kid. Can we conform and become exact copies of genetic donors or will we struggle with who it is we are really meant to be? We are vivamus, and these are our stories.

Unwet: The first tale in the Fowl Kings series. Here we meet the Raven King and sweet Keira. Keira has been banished from not only her coven, but her world and only the Raven King can get her home again. The Raven King is enduring a banishment of his own and Keira is his only hope of returning to his kingdom. Someone is going home and someone will be making the ultimate sacrifice.

This is just a sampling of all that is to come! Join us on this wild fantasy ride and you will not be disappointed!



If you aren't getting enough of her here, well, we don't blame you! You can find her all over these internets by clicking any of the following links:
Author Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Our Write Side
Medium
Youtube

Recent posts by Amanda Hester

Tiers
Coffee Fetchers
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You're so fetch! I appreciate every contribution and am beyond flattered that you are willing to invest in me. Every dollar is the stepping stone to building up my fantastical worlds. You have my sincerest gratitude! 

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
Lunch Breakers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
This is fantastic! You are really helping to build a dream! I'm over here typing away and yelling, "I'm not worthy!" I am truly grateful for your support.

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
Wine and Diners
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You are really in it to win it, aren't you? I'm plugging away at world building while you all are just rocking my world!  And thank you, thank you, thank you!

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 


Midnight Snackers
$10 or more per month 1 patron
I am awestruck! Your support is nothing short of amazing!  You are making my dreams a reality and I am so very thankful for all of your help!

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
The VIP Room
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Wow, you are a rockstar! I'm going to have to make some time for you so I can soak up some of your awesomeness! Let's chat, shall we? 

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects 
The Kitchen Sink
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
I am so very grateful for your generous support! Dreams do come true!

Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • Op in to my email list for updates
  • Fun content relevant to my writing projects