Profile: Amanda Amos

About This Author

I grew up in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne where this novel starts. As a youngster I devoured Catherine Cookson books, as well as Hans Christian Andersen and the odd Mills and Boon. However I was always drawn back to Historical novels. Writing and Reading have always been a passion of mine. At the age of twenty, I met my wonderful husband and moved to Birmingham a year later. After having my two children, I found myself unable to work and had plenty of time on my hands. My dream of writing, which had started on an English course, started to build within me and I decided to write a novel. Seven years later I eventually finished it. It is still sitting on my computer waiting for me to edit it. Then one day I heard about a plaque being placed on the cemetery wall of St. Peters church in Wallsend. On it was a dedication to the 102 men and boys who were killed in the explosion at the Wallsend Colliery disaster. I started to research exactly what had happened and discovered me and my younger brother, often played on the land where the coal mine had once been. We never knew about the horrors and tragedies that had played out below our feet and from that 'Far from the Candles Flame' was born..

This Author's Books

In June 1835, 9 year old Danny Logan starts his first and last day in a Newcastle coal mine. After a deadly explosion kills most of his family, he and his mother are forced to flee to find a new life. From a boy in Newcastle, to a man in New York, Danny e....
ISBN: 9781786105721
Published: 21 December 2015
In June 1835, 9 year old Danny Logan starts his first and last day in a Newcastle coal mine. After a deadly explosion kills most of his family, he and his mother are forced to flee to find a new life. From a boy in Newcastle, to a man in New York, Danny e....
ISBN: 9781785105500
Published: 9 March 2015
This historical fiction novel weaves together child labour and horrendous conditions that made up the fabric of mill life in the early 1800s. Life in the North East was an enduring round of poverty, hardship and underlying threats, which only the brave or....
ISBN: 9781786974082
Published: 2 November 2016