Amanda Chatel has
wanted to be a writer since she composed her first poem "Balloons"
when she was seven; a piece that is still framed above her father's desk. In
fifth grade, her desire to write was even furthered when she won a state-wide
poetry contest about apples, of all things. Amanda continued to write short stories
and plays all throughout grammar school and junior high, solidifying her love
Although her work has
run the gamut, her primary focus is on sex, sexual health, sex education, and
women’s issues. She’s basically that sex positive, feminist sister you wish you
had so you could ask her questions about your vagina, masturbation, and all
that good stuff.
Amanda divides her time between New York City and Paris; is a self-described verbomaniac, a music snob, and has a penchant for stinky cheese, French wine, and colorful socks. She is not available for weddings, but will consider birthday party appearances as long as an ice cream cake and open-bar are provided.