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Amanda Usen


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Amanda Usen

Amanda brings twenty years of creative writing experience to the Haley Marketing team. As a multi-published author and voracious reader, she’s spent most of her life immersed in story—and butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, she fortified her English degree with an AOS from the Culinary Institute of America, figuring a professional chef would never be a starving writer. Her love of perfect words and their ability to create connections—between ideas and people—brought her to Haley Marketing, where she uses her creative skills to tell our clients’ stories. Amanda loves chocolate, yoga, and carbs in all forms. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can usually be found hanging out with her husband and their small menagerie of cats, ducks, and mostly-grown children.

Brene Brown. Her podcast, "Unlocking Us," always opens my mind and often gives me ideas for characters.

I am a former women's muzzleloading skeet champion!

Early, early bird! I like to work on my novel-in-progress before I start work for the day. Fair warning: if you talk to me after nine pm, I'm actually asleep. Don't believe a word I say.