Amanda Holmes was born in Hampton Middlesex and moved to the United States in her teens. She received her BA from Emerson College and her MFA from George Mason University. She and her husband met in a production of As You Like It, when they played opposite each other as Rosalind and Orlando. Together they have raised three children and with the diplomatic service have lived in Caracas, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Brussels and Rome and currently near Washington DC.
Amanda’s stories have appeared in such publications as Ploughshares, Moxie, The Christian Science Monitor, Rattapallax, and the Ether Books app . She has written and edited art listings for The New Yorker and taught writing at Argentina’s foremost teacher and translating college Lenguas Vivas, at American University of Rome and at Northern Virginia Community College.