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Amanda Niehaus (easypeasyorganic)
Works at ARC Research Fellow
Attended University of Iowa
Lives in Brisbane, Australia
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Writer to Writer
I'll be writing more about this as I go, but I've been accepted into the US-based Association of Writers & Writing Programs' (AWP) Mentorship Program ! This project connects emerging with established writers for 3 months of online and on-phone work together...
I'll be writing more about this as I go, but I've been accepted into the US-based Association of Writers & Writing Programs' (AWP) Mentorship Program! This project connects emerging with established writers for 3 months of on...
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HOLD ME TO IT
Sunset Crater - Flagstaff, Arizona - a short hike at Christmastime It's back to school tomorrow here in Phoenix* and I'm not happy we have to get up early again. [7:40am start?! WTF?] But I'll manage. With a shitload of coffee, I'll manage. We spent the Chr...
It's back to school tomorrow here in Phoenix* and I'm not happy we have to get up early again. [7:40am start?! WTF?] But I'll manage. With a shitload of coffee, I'll manage. We spent the Christmas holidays near Sedona -- hiking and trail running on several of the days and drinking beer most ...
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Above, beyond.   Rooftop, Ha Noi, Vietnam.
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Above, beyond. Rooftop, Ha Noi, Vietnam.
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Perspective . Bunya Mountains National Park, Queensland
Perspective. Bunya Mountains National Park, Queensland
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Girl
It’s a frustrated scream, I can tell. And I want her to see she’ll get through it—but I don’t know which window is hers.
It’s a frustrated scream, I can tell. And I want her to see she’ll get through it—but I don’t know which window is hers.
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#cnftweet
I'm inspired by this , to listen better, see deeper, taste the world. And write a little creative nonfiction every day. Stay tuned.
I'm inspired by this, to listen better, see deeper, taste the world. And write a little creative nonfiction every day. Stay tuned.
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Have her in circles
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Tin House Winter Workshop on Fiction, 2016
Tin House Winter Workshop - Nye Beach, Oregon - January 2016 Last week I was part of the Tin House Winter Workshop --a small session on fiction held at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, on the Oregon coast. I went to work with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum , whose...
Tin House Winter Workshop - Nye Beach, Oregon - January 2016 Last week I was part of the Tin House Winter Workshop--a small session on fiction held at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, on the Oregon coast. I went to work ...
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How to untangle . Hoi An, Vietnam.
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This girl. Blue Mountains, NSW.
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The Taste of Things
Bittersweet inverts the terms, she says. Her tongue takes the two in a swirl; later, her heart will divide them.  (inspired by this )
Bittersweet inverts the terms, she says. Her tongue takes the two in a swirl; later, her heart will divide them.  (inspired by this)
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Carnivore
His teeth press my skin into a pulsing half-moon, though he lets go when I do. I forget how it works every time.
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Those Edges
I just felt compelled to re-write my "About Me" page , because when I did it last year I was kind of copying a blog I wanted to be. Which is what they say you should do … but it really oversimplified (?) dramatised (?) who I do want to be. It's something I'...
I just felt compelled to re-write my "About Me" page, because when I did it last year I was kind of copying a blog I wanted to be. Which is what they say you should do … but it really oversimplified (?) dramatised (?) who I do want to be. It's something I've been struggling with a bit, ...
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I'm a scientist and a writer
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writing, ideas, cooking
Employment
  • ARC Research Fellow
    ageing in the wild, present
    http://www.easypeasyscience.com
  • Easy Peasy Organic
    living sustainably, 2014
    http://www.easypeasyorganic.com
  • Minimal Worries
    exploring the world, 2014
    http://www.minimalworries.com
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Currently
Brisbane, Australia
Previously
Iowa City - Vancouver - Brisbane
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everyday philosophy :: writing :: life :: shared by Amanda
Introduction
Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm a writer and a scientist, but I don't always write about science. I write poetry, nonfiction, flash fiction, and I read as much as possible. 

I had cancer at 32, and now I study why animals die. Makes sense, right? I'm always seeking balance in my world, and it's not always easy ... but life's a work in progress, for sure. 

You can find me on my website and on my sustainability blog Easy Peasy Organic. Head on over, bring tea :) I'm also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. I'm a local travel expert at Afar, and I sell my photography at Society 6.

See you soon!
Amanda xx
Bragging rights
survived breast cancer, mum of one, world traveler, research fellow, Iowan, urban gardener, cooks a mean vegetarian feast
Education
  • University of Iowa
    BSc Biology, 1999
  • Simon Fraser University
    MSc Ecology, 2004
  • University of Queensland
    PhD Ecology, 2008
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