amanda tackett

St. Louis, MO USA

Professional Experience

Im an award-winning writer, columnist, and humorist waxing prosaic on womens issues, parenting, marriage/family, design, dcor, and DIY. I capture ordinary life, and entertain readers with a smile. My commentary is bittersweet, and I seek to inspire and be inspired from a common context.


13 Years
5 Years
Other, Specify
16 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
5 Years
Home & Garden
5 Years
16 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
Online/new media
5 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
16 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Chansen Publishing (10+), D Publishing Group (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Direct Sales Corporation (10+)

Other Work History

I am primarly a columnist and have a small ad agency to augment my assignments.

Technical Skills

Typing about raising kids? Drywall? The myth of the picket fence? Perfection?

Foreign Language Skills

I can curse in a number of languages, pidgin mostly, and have been know to offend/provoke people globally.

Computer Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Vista (and all MS OS previous), Blogging in Wordpress and TypePad


PC, laptop, PDA

Work Permits & Visas

I am not on any no-fly list, at least not to my knowledge...


On request.


Katie Award "Magazine Writer of the Year" Dallas Press Club


Dallas Press Club


Published Stories

Every woman learns about the "counter culture" of shopping for cosmetics at Neiman Marcus
A typical family comes face-to-face with the mytical Chupacabra. The beast truly lies within.
Woman describes horrifying roach infestation. After buyinig a "Dream House," a housewife discovers a colony of 5M roaches thriving beneath her home.

Bloggin' Like the Wind

A closer look at the Reader's Design Award winner.