Amanda Blackwood moved to Fairhope from Birmingham two years ago. She studied journalism and English literature at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Upon graduation, Amanda began working in the newspaper industry where she was recognized for her writing talent. She began blogging with WordPress in 2010 and later taught herself how to host her own websites. She recently launched the website, Fairhope Baylife in February of 2017 as a platform to promote all the artists who live, work and play in Baldwin County. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing.