Amanda Usen knows two things for certain: chocolate cheesecake is good for breakfast and a hot chef can steal your heart. Her husband stole hers on the first day of class at the Culinary Institute of America. They married after graduation in a lovely French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans. After enjoying the food and the fun in the Big Easy for a few years, they returned to Western New York to raise a family.
Amanda spends her early mornings writing romance and the rest of the day working in a bakery. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America ® and the Western New York Romance Writers. When she’s not writing or baking, she can usually be found reading a book and trying to get out of cooking dinner.
I spend entire days writing in my pajamas and scramble for clothes and hide the clutter just minutes before my husband and the kids arrive home. I love books, yoga, cheese, chocolate, and carbs in all forms. When I fall into the pit of despair I remind myself…HAPPINESS IS A PRACTICE.
The rest of the story:
Writer. Chef. Romantic. Mother. Wife. Teacher. Obliger. ISFJ-T. Coffee addict. Chocolate believer. Love maker. Thorn bird. After publishing nearly a dozen romances under two names, I discovered my plan wasn’t working. This is me, writing my way toward figuring out something that does. I publish books and blog about the writer-life, baker-life, mom-life, sex-life, mid-life, basically all things life..and a bag of chips.