Amanda Addison – Author in the Spotlight

Portobello Book Blog


I’m very pleased to welcome author and artist Amanda Addison as today’s Author in the Spotlight. Her latest book, An Amsterdam Affair, was published on 6th July 2016 and you can order a copy here. Living by the sea myself, I was really fascinated to read about how the seaside inspires her work. You can find out about that yourself as she answers the last question. I’m also so pleased that Amanda has shared some of her beautiful sea inspired artwork.

What inspired you to start writing?

During my art degree at Chelsea School of Art I became interested in making books, including paintings, drawings and photos alongside text and poems I’d written. This developed into a commission for a children’s picture book, To Market…To Market with Creative Arts East and winning the Fish Publishing Art Prize for a painting used on the cover of a short story collection…

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