Amanda Oosthuizen is a writer, musician and woodwind teacher from Hampshire, UK. She was joint winner of the University of Chichester's 2010 Kate Betts Prize. Her novel, ‘The Cherrywood Box’, was highly commended in the 2012 Yeovil Literary Prize. Work has won prizes in the 2012 Yellow Room, The Mail on Sunday Novel, NADFAS and Ian St James Awards, shortlisted for the 2012 Mslexia Prize and Asham Award and longlisted in 2012 Fish short story and memoir competitions. Her story, ‘The Glorious Dolores’, was performed in March 2013 by Liars’ League in London. Stories are online at Cigale Literary Magazine, The Medulla Review, Female First, The Yellow Room, Literary Mama, Liars’ League, Barehands Poetry, Vine Leaves Journal, The Lampeter Review and forthcoming in the NFFD 2013 Anthology. She is looking for a friendly literary agent to represent her novels. Links at www.amandaoosthuizen.com.