Amanda Zieba is a teacher by day, a wife and mother always, and a writer any minute she can squeeze in. She is the author of 8 books for children and young adults as well as over 100 lifestyle articles for and regional magazines. She also creates and sells educational materials on

Amanda lists Diet Pepsi, Cherry Pop Tarts and gel manicures as her vices. She doesn't plan on giving them up any time soon. If she isn't writing or at school, you can usually find her building awesome LEGO creations with her sons, watching any number of sports with her husband or spending time with members of her incredible extended family.