Amanda Keeley-Thurman

Anaheim, CA USA

Professional Experience

I am a writer. I live, I observe and then I write it all down. I have experience writing for monthly, weekly and even daily publications. Deadlines don't scare me. Since writing is something I enjoy, I like to take on a wide range of topics. I've covered everything from restaurant reviews to business news. Although I prefer to connect with my readers through conversational writing, I can be serious when the assignment requires such writing. Given that I have written for local newspapers and magazines, I do have experience with AP style. Like most women, I am a chameleon in life and in writing. Therefore, I am able to adjust to any style of writing and find the appropriate voice with ease.


6 Years


3 Years
1 Year
Other, Specify
6 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
6 Years
Online/new media
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Pride Newspaper (10+), (1-2), Neighbors Newspaper (1-2), (1-2), (1-2), (1-2), Cigar & Spirits Magazine (1-2), (3-5), Churm Media (10+), (10+), Myspace Local (10+)

Technical Skills

avid, powerdirector, adobe photosho[

Foreign Language Skills

some Spanish

Computer Skills

word, excel


Dell studio, digital camera, digital camcorder, powerdirector and adobe photoshop


Orange County Writer's Critique Group



I gives advice on how to travel on a budget without sacrificing luxury. Great hotels, fabulous restaurants, you name it; I know how to get it for less.
A third person narrative, updating everyone on the exciting life of Keeley Kay.
I love to travel and experience new adventures. I never leave my babies behind, so I have become a bit of an expert when it comes to traveling with kids. As mom, I am no stranger to budgets (blah). Therefore, I have created a space to share my experiences, my tips and my trips with others.

Online Writing Samples

Compiled some of my favorite sports bars to watch the game and great deal.
Reviewed The Cheesecake Factory happy hour.
Reviewed the best bars and restaurants to watch football.
Red wine may get all the credit, but white wine has a lot to offer! Read more and find out!
I give you great advice on how to cure the nasty side effects of a night of too much fun.
Another fun happy hour when you are out with the family.

Magazine Writing Samples

Reviewed a spa treatment at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
Advice article on how to get your tween to do chores!
Reviewed El Adobe de Capistrano restaurant
Aphrodisiac foods
An editorial on a new tequila company
I take readers on tour of California's most historic town through great food and libations!


A short fictional tale about a young woman in a bar.