Amanda 1

You are reading this because once upon a time, a little girl dreamed of being an author. Because of that seemingly impossible dream, she created stories in her head and dabbled in writing all through growing up, college, getting married, teaching elementary school, and becoming a mom. Because her sister wanted her to “write her something to read,” she wrote her first book as a birthday present. Because her husband saw how much she loved to write, he happened to mention her to an author he sold a computer to at work. Because the woman invited his wife to contact her, she did. Because she received no response, Amanda got discouraged, once again feeling as if she held onto an impossible dream.

Because her husband hurt his back soon after talking to the author, he was forced to go on temporary disability with an uncertain prognosis. Because she felt concerned for their future, she tried one more time to contact the author. Because the author responded and offered to show her “the ropes” of the publishing world, she decided to write a book as an experiment. Because of the stress of her situation, she wrote the book in six weeks. Because her husband had two back surgeries, he was eventually able to return to work, at about the same time her “experiment book,” was released. Because he switched jobs upon his return to work, her husband no longer sold computers over the phone around the world. Because of the success of that first book, she is now the author of over thirty books and still has to pinch herself that her little-girl dream really did come true.

If not for the dream… If not for wanting to give her sister a special birthday present… If not for her husband selling a computer to an author across the country… If not for her husband hurting his back… If not for that author responding and offering to help… If not for that one “experiment”… If not for countless other becauses, I would not be an author, and you would not be reading this today.

Like my story, you are not here by chance but because of the countless puzzle pieces that arranged for your life to intersect with mine. Thank you for allowing me and my books to be part of your own because.

All credit goes to the One who planned all of the becauses before the dream ever existed.


Author Bio:

Amanda Tru loves to write books with plenty of unexpected twists. She figures she loses so much sleep writing the things, it’s only fair she makes readers lose sleep with books they can’t put down!

Amanda has always loved reading, and writing has been a lifelong dream. a vivid imagination helps her write captivating stories in a wide variety of genres. Her current book list includes everything from inspirational, to contemporary romances, to action-packed suspense, to a Christian time travel romance series.

Amanda is a former elementary school teacher who now spends her days being mommy to four children and her nights furiously writing. Amanda and her family live in a small town in Idaho where the number of cows outnumber the number of people.

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