Amanda Ruth Cunningham has lived in Fort Lupton, Colorado, for most of her life. In 2004 she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Aims Community College, Greeley, and in 2006 she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a writing minor from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. Her poetry has been published in Issues 15 and 16 of the UNC literary/arts magazine The Crucible and the collective chapbooks Young Voices of Colorado and IMPROV: An Anthology of Colorado Poets by local publisher Green Fuse Community Press. Amanda credits her inspiration to the Holy Spirit and strives to integrate everything she does, including her writing, into her Christian faith.