About

Amanda Ottaway is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, espnW, Washington City Paper, VICE, The NationCharlotte Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and in multiple poetry anthologies. She is an International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) reporting fellow and a 2017-2018 Girls Write Now mentor. Amanda is available for freelance writing assignments. 

She grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. She attended Davidson on a full scholarship for women’s basketball.

Amanda’s first book, The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey, is out now from the University of Nebraska Press. She is represented by literary agent Laurie Abkemeier of DeFiore and Company

Amanda lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 
 Press at the Women's March on Washington, January 2017.  Photo by Dominic Bracco:  http://dominicbracco.samexhibit.com/my-republic    

Press at the Women's March on Washington, January 2017.

Photo by Dominic Bracco: http://dominicbracco.samexhibit.com/my-republic