I have been writing freelance for The Exchange Media Group for the last two years,
and have now written 100+ articles featured in their Good News magazines. 
Good News Magazine is currently published in:
-Fayetteville, TN  -Franklin County, TN   -Hendersonville, TN
-Manchester, TN  -Tullahoma, TN            -Bowling Green, KY
-Shelbyville, TN   – Lebanon, TN             -Lynchburg, VA
I also recently accepted a position as lead writer for the Shelbyville, TN, Good News magazine.
The Chamber of Commerce also distributes my work in these magazines:
– Celebrate Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee
– Think Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee
– Explore Franklin County, Franklin County, Tennessee
– Warren County-McMinnville, Tennessee
– Lincoln County-Fayetteville, Tennessee
LifeWay Publishing also featured my work:
-10 devotionals, Open Windows
-ParentLife magazine
I served as a volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home magazine for 10+ years.
Several of my recipes  are featured on their website, in their magazines, and in
their books.
Who am I?
Amanda Elaine West has strong ties to the states of Georgia and South Carolina, but her ancestral roots connect her to the MacGregor Clan of the Scottish Highlands. For 400 years, the surname MacGregor no longer meant “Royal is our Race,” but certain death after being outlawed by King James I.
As a lover of all things history, Amanda is intrigued by events such as these of her own family. She scours the National Archives, newspapers articles from at least a century ago, diaries and family records, antiquated pictures in hat boxes covered with dust, or graveyard headstones in search of historical names, and events, that will jump from the page and into the imaginations of every reader. 
She’s been married to her high school sweetheart for close to 30 years, and despite physicians telling the Wests they’d never conceive children of their own, God has gifted them with four, which Amanda has homeschooled since 2010.
The Wests have served in ministry for nearly 25 years, and have served full-time for over a decade. They’ve lived in four southern states, and are happily settled in a small town outside of Nashville where Amanda serves as president of Word Weavers South Middle Tennessee, and as president of Page 51, an online Word Weavers group for historical writers. Award-winning author Tricia Goyer is Amanda’s writing mentor, and Tara Johnson (Selah Editing & Story Coaching) is currently editing Amanda’s fiction manuscripts.
As a multi-published writer, Amanda spends her days writing, caring for her family and church family, along with tending her “city” garden, and noisy flock of chickens. She also enjoys traveling to obscure places and sharing them with her followers on social media. 
Check out Amanda’s Facebook page for up-to-date
posts, tons of pictures, reels, and short stories:
Family = Her Heart
“Five Minutes of FAME”
with favorite historical author, Kim Vogel Sawyer!