Amanda Kai's background in the performing arts drives her creative spirit. Prior to becoming an author, Amanda enjoyed a successful career as a professional harpist, and danced ballet for twenty years. Her love of storytelling, nurtured by a fondness for period dramas and classic literature, led her to begin writing Jane Austen variations and other historical and contemporary romances. She is the author of Marriage and Ministry and Elizabeth's Secret Admirer, two stories based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. She also wrote Keys, a fictional short story about Marie Antoinette. When she's not diving into realm of her imagination, Amanda lives out her own happily ever after in Leander, Texas, with her husband and three children.