Amanda Jaros is a freelance writer and editor living in Ithaca, NY. Her essay “Blood Mountain” won the 2017 Notes From the Field contest at Flyway Journal. Other work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines including Terrain.org, Newfound, Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine, Highlights for Children, and Cargo Literary. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Chatham University. Amanda served as a blog editor, creative nonfiction editor, senior editor, and editor in chief at Literary Mama.