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Bikes, Blood, and Books w/ Amanda Headlee

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” - HP Lovecraft

Dirty Kitten Radio "Cat Chat" Episode #18: Bikes, Blood, and Books with Amanda Headlee - Alex chats with DKR Team Guest Rider (program manager, author, cyclist, duathlete, hiker, and adventurer), Amanda Headlee, about her side-gig as a "crafter of dark fiction" (dark fiction/horror fiction, macabre writer) and how she attempts to balance ALL the things in her life: work, training, writing, and relationships.

"With a love of scary stories and folklore, Amanda Headlee spent her entire life crafting works of dark fiction. She has a fascination with the emotion of fear and believes it is the first emotion humans feel at the moment they are born. Most of her work focuses on dark fiction associated with folklore and cosmic horror. The fear of humanity’s insignificance in the vastness of the Universe intrigues her. By day, Amanda is a program manager; by night, she is a wandering wonderer. When she isn’t writing or working, she can be found logging insane miles on one of her many bikes or hiking the Appalachian Mountains. As an endurance athlete, Amanda is the shop ambassador for Giant of Bridgeport-Village Velo, guest rider for Dirty Kitten Racing, and an Orange Mud product ambassador."

Amanda studied Marine Biology in college then switch to Technical Writing but has always enjoyed Creative Writing. She first had a short story published in an anthology and then published her first novel in 2020/2021 (Till We Become Monsters, Woodhall Press). Visit Amanda's website and follow her on social media (@amandaheadlee).

ZWIFT – MY NEW WRITING TOOL: "Zwift, oddly enough, helped me to conceptualize my second novel...I knew the advantages that I was going to get in my training from Zwift. What I didn’t know is how it was going to help me write." - Amanda Headlee

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