Appleton resident Amanda Lauer saw her debut novel published October 29, 2014. A World Such as Heaven Intended hit the no. 1 spot in its genre on Amazon two months later and was the 2016 YA CALA winner. A Life Such as Heaven Intended was published April 1, 2018. A Love Such as Heaven Intended is scheduled to be published November, 2018. Lauer has a contract from a movie production studio based in Los Angeles to bring A World Such as Heaven Intended to the big screen. They are in the pre-production stage of the film and are actively seeking investors to help bring the production to life.
Lauer learned the technical aspects of writing as a proofreader in the insurance, newspaper and collegiate arenas. Over the last 14 years she has had nearly 1,400 articles published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. In addition to her proofreading, copy editing and writing career, Lauer is involved in the health and wellness field and does commercial acting and modeling. She and her husband John have been married 37 years, have four grown children, a son-in-law and daughter-in-law, four adorable grandchildren and another one on its way.