About the Author
Amanda Humann lives in Seattle, where she was born. She likes rain and being sleepless, but she doesn’t drink coffee or chase vampires. She creates content for many markets, including comics, games, puzzles, and food. But her favorite is the youth market, where she occasionally wins honors for her writing. When she isn’t writing, she can be found drawing, watching Scooby-Doo, or doing things outdoors — and wishing Seattle had an NHL team.
Amanda Humann’s 12 Stories
I was once told by a Secret Service agent that if I moved one foot off of a White House step that he'd blow my head off. No joke. Head. Off. Meeting the President seemed less exciting after that.
I'm also an artist, and I particularly like natural science illustration.
I was chased by a squid under water near the Great Barrier Reef. It was only six inches long, but I still yelped and swallowed a mouthful of ocean.
The highest I've ever been on land is Yankee Boy Basin in Colorado at an elevation of 12,198 feet (3,718 m).
I lived in Alaska for ten years. No, I have not ridden a moose or lived in an igloo. But I have eaten whale blubber.
I've seen echidnas in the wild. They look nothing like porcupines.
I was on the crew team at the University of Washington but quit because I didn't like getting up at 5 a.m. to go out on the lake in January.
Geek cred: My favorite comic series are "Fables" and "Nocturnals." I still have my original Sega Genesis, and in high school I subscribed to Omni magazine (which I read after cheerleading practice as a reward).
The weirdest pet I ever had was a cyanide millipede.
I'm working my way toward a black belt in Shudokan karate.
My family is convinced I've seen a Sasquatch, but I say I startled a big black bear that ran off upright on its hind legs.