Profile, The Press Democrat, December, 2015

Press Democrat Bio 2015The Press Democrat’s Diane Peterson kept hearing about Going to Solace from local book clubs.

She was kind enough to write a very generous profile that ran on the Sunday before Christmas. Thank you, Diane, for your lifetime support of the arts!


Book Club Favorite, The Press Democrat, November, 2015

Going_to_Solace_Amanda_McTigue_Press_Democrat_2015Going to Solace is included in a best-read selection by a book club whose members are all elementary school teachers.



Librettist, Opening of the Green Music Center, September, 2012

Amanda_McTigue_Sunrise_Concert_Bows5Amanda wrote the text for the Sunrise Concert, an original choral presentation created with composer Jeff Langley to inaugurate the new Green Music Center in Sonoma County. This was the only event in a weekend-long series of gala performances that was free to the public.


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Amanda McTigue’s debut novel Going to Solace (published by HD Media Press) was named a Best Read of 2012 by public radio KRCB’s literary program “Word by Word.” Her recent short stories have been published in Typehouse, Literally Stories and 99 Pine Street. She’s hard at work on her second novel.


Amanda says a quick (2 min) hello:


KRCB copyOn September 13, 2012, Amanda spoke with Gil Mansergh, host of public radio KRCB’s literary program “Word by Word” in an extended interview that touched on some of the hidden themes of the book, including the fact that many of the characters are written to be “racially relative,” that is, they can be seen (and indeed are seen) as African American or as white depending upon the reader. Great fodder for book clubs. Here are excerpts Gil included in his “Where are They Now?” program featuring, along with Amanda, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Adam Johnson. Click here to listen. Amanda’s featured about 29:30 minutes into the broadcast.