Once Upon a Story with Amanda Leigh

Once Upon a Story with Amanda Leigh

Latest Episodes

June and July Reading Wrap Up
August 23, 2023

A wrap up of all of the books that I read in June and July. Including a Manga Horror trilogy, a Marvel comic collection (Hawkeye), a poetry collection, and a SciFi/Super Hero novel (or anti-hero novel, really.) How was your June and July reading? Start m

January through May Reading Wrap-Up!!
July 19, 2023

I posted this on my Instagram account, so I thought I would share it here. I am wrapping up my reading from January through May of 2023. Check out our short fiction blog, The Cat Chat Writers,here.Start my Beauty of the Dark Series today!*Books MUST

Poetry Celebration Episode!! With Jessica VanderWerff and Rebekah Palmer - Happy National Poetry Month Episode 4!!
June 06, 2023

Join us for another group episode!! Rebekah Palmer, Jessica VanderWerff, and I come together to talk about all things poetry. Our process when writing poetry, our favorite poets, titling our poetry collections, and the big question: what is our first love

Poetry Reading with Jessica VanderWerff!! Happy National Poetry Month!! Episode 3
May 23, 2023

Welcome back to out National Poetry Month series!! Today on the podcast my good friend Jessica VanderWerff is on the podcast again, to read us some more of her poetry, And this time she's reading us BRAND NEW poems for us!! Also mentioned in this pod

Poetry and Flash Fiction Reading with Rebekah Palmer!! Happy National Poetry Month! Episode 2!
April 27, 2023

My good friend, Rebekah Palmer, hoins us to read her poetry from the anthology Strength: Lives Touched by Cystinosis, as well as a short story from our short fiction blog, The Cat Chat Writers. We hope you enjoy this episode, and Happy National Poetry Mon

Happy National Poetry Month!!
April 13, 2023

Happy National Poetry Month all!! I'm back with a mini season to celebrate National Poetry Month. Today I'll be reading eight poems from my collection, Guided by Moonlight. We will have two more poets on here, and then the three of us will do a po

Ania Ray Interview | Killing Your Writer's Ego, Quill and Cup, and MORE!!
August 08, 2022

Ania and I connected through Instagram. Ania is the co-founder of Quill and Cup, a women-led writing community that I am now a part of. I knew I had to interview her for my podcast. In this interview we talk about Quill and Cup (of course), killing your w

Why I Changed the Name of This Podcast
July 21, 2022

I decided to record a quick episode explaining why I changed the name of this podcast. I am getting back into the swing of recording and uploading episodes, so I hope you can be patient with me as I do. :) In short, I changed the name because I felt

Purple Prose, Beige Prose, Story Expectations in a Post Modern World, and MORE with Jessica VanderWerff, and Rebekah Palmer!!
May 20, 2022

This came about because of a text. Jessica, Rebekah, and I were texting about purple prose. A term I had only heard in the last couple of years. It was new to them, as well. So naturally, we had to hop on a podcast and discuss this!! I hope you enjoy

July Camp NaNo Update and Podcast Break
August 12, 2021

So, July Camp NaNoWriMo did go AT ALL as I planned, but I am very okay with that. Also, I'm taking a little break from the podcast. Or rather, from posting new episodes. You can hear all about it in this episode. :) And the podcast is not going away, it w