Amanda Raymond originally hails from Syracuse, NY. She graduated from Syracuse University, where she studied Psychology and English. She also studied abroad in England, at University College London, where she developed a love for British culture and history.
She participated in the UCLA extension’s writer’s program, where she took several screenwriting classes. Amanda has been an avid Sherlockian since her teenage years, and always desired to write a unique story about the Great Detective; an original idea that wasn’t just another one of his cases narrated by Dr. Watson.
As required for all new Holmes literary works, approval for this book has been received from the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate. In her contacts with the Estate representative, Amanda obtained words of praise and encouragement.
She works in publicity, handling ‘behind the scenes’ content for The Walt Disney Studios for their feature film division, including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm. Amanda has also worked in production for Disney Television Animation, (Lilo and Stitch the Series, Emperor’s New School, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) Disney Toon Studios, (Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue) Nickelodeon Animation Studios, (Stripperella, Fatherhood) The Jim Henson Company, (Sid the Science Kid) and Blumhouse Productions (Boy Next Door, The Darkness).
She recently produced a pilot for a comedy series with Kevin Sorbo, two short films, and has written several pilot scripts.
Amanda currently lives in West Hollywood, California.