Also known as The Coffeehouse Writer, has combined her love of coffee and writing to form a writing group with the ‘learn, write, socialise’ ethos.
Has spent the last 30 years writing for business, first in hospitality as a business development manager and a landlady or a rock pub, providing local newspapers and industry music magazines with band reviews, then later on as an English teacher. She now writes novels under her full name, ‘Amanda J. Allen’, along with scripts for theatre, tv and film.
She uses her experience to get you writing your own project, most importantly finishing it, whether it's a novel you started six years ago, or a blog you just can't get off the ground.
Originally from Lancashire, she is now Beverley based, and can often be seen following the kids cycling, jotting notes in her ever-near notebook. When she is not on her bike cycling away the consumed cake, dodging pheasants, she can be found in her potager garden, tending to the overly ambitious amount of veg and herbs planted. This is her sanctuary. If you need help with motivation, she is your gal. Self professed, Queen of Procrastination, she has discovered every excuse possible, so is perfect at helping you dodge that pitfall and keeping you on track. Mandi’s motto is 'break it down in to non-scary chunks, set smaller goals that are achievable.