Amanda Ferris

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Amanda Ferris is an accomplished writer with over four years of experience. In the past, she has written for 2Blue Media Group, NearSay, New York Family, Townsquare Media Group's the FW, and the Camel Clutch Blog. She is currently working as a freelance writer for (The) Absolute, Pop Culture Rejects and LIB Magazine. In her spare time, Amanda can be seen at Tom Kane's Boulevard Bards reciting her original poetry and at Evie Ivy's A Dance of the Word events as one of the featured belly dancers. She has also been volunteering for Mary Jo Tobin's Love Wanted pet adoption events since 2009 and is dedicated to helping shelter pets find their forever homes.

Why Margaret George’s Historical Novel Is The Closest You'll Get To The Real Cleopatra

Why Margaret George’s Historical Novel Is The Closest You’ll Get To The Real Cleopatra

As an ancient Egypt nerd, I will read pretty much anything and everything about that particular era in history. I keep turning back to Stacy Schiff’s non-fiction Cleopatra: A Life and recommend it to every history geek I know because it’s a breezy read of the famous Queen’s life that presents dry facts as something…

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Self-Acceptance Comes Full Circle in “Falling In Love With Picking Myself Up
Self-Acceptance Comes Full Circle in “Falling In Love With Picking Myself Up”

Talicha Johnson’s fiery debut poetry collection Falling In Love With Picking Myself Up is an ode to her personal struggles with loving her flaws as well as an inspirational read for anyone who is struggling with self-acceptance. Her words touch upon important topics such as racism, body image, love and self-awareness. Each poem reveals Johnson’s…

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Why “The Strain” Is Just Another Misogynistic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

Behold! There be spoilers ahead. Read ahead at your own risk.  

Hunt for a Lost Manuscript in “Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders
Hunt for a Lost Manuscript in “Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders”

Julianna Baggott’s heartbreaking novel Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders merges a hunt for a missing manuscript and family secrets that define three generations of women. Years after the famous novelist Harriet Wolf died, her loyal fans are convinced that there’s still a seventh manuscript out there. Harriet had a turbulent relationship with her daughter Eleanor,…

Why We Need Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” Solo Film
Why We Need Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” Solo Film

Although many comic book nerds enjoy endlessly debating over whether DC or Marvel is the better company, the former is at least taking a step forward by giving Wonder Woman her own solo film. Gal Gadot, who will appear as everyone’s favorite Amazonian princess in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, is also…

“The Dog Master” Reveals How Man’s Best Friend Became Man’s Best Friend

W. Bruce Cameron’s beautifully woven novel The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog is a fascinating tale of how canines became the loyal, domesticated pets they are today. More than 30,000 years ago in a world where our ancestors fought to survive in a brutal landscape, one of the keys to becoming the…

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What “Outlander” Gets Right About Relationships

There are a lot of reasons to enjoy the popular Outlander series, whether it’s in book form or the STARZ television adaption. The popular series, which follows a 1945 World War II nurse who gets swept back in time to eighteenth-century Scotland and falls in love with a dashing young Scottish Highlander, is the perfect…