Amanda's first novel, A Gentle Thief, is a book nearly 20 years in the making. Inspired by a case she worked on while a lawyer, it is the story of a young woman found dead on New Year's Day, clutching a gun to her chest, who everyone assumed committed suicide. Everyone except her father. It is the story of the young attorney her father hires who becomes devoted to him and the truth of his cause. A Gentle Thief is available in paperback and digital form.
Amanda Dickson is a renaissance woman who is at much at home at Chucky Cheese as she is in front of an audience of thousands or sequestered working on a book. She is beloved by her Utah radio audience for her openness and irresistible laugh, but there is a depth to her that comes not only from her legal training, but from her personal suffering, and that depth connects her to the readers of her newspaper columns and books. Amanda thinks of her life as a path, one she walks holding her husband's and childrens' hands, always learning, forever curious, eternally grateful for the souls she encounters along the way.
Speeches & Voice Over
Amanda has been speaking to groups of all sizes and makeups for 20 years. Like so many inspired endeavors, people began asking her to come almost by accident - come and share stories from her life. Come and cheer up their employees, help their teachers feel appreciated, help their volunteers recapture their spirit for volunteerism. And so she did. Now Amanda travels the country speaking to groups on the joy of work, the ease of embracing change, the power of friendships. Somewhere in the laughter, the acceptance of failure and embarrassment, the hope that is born for greater things, Amanda's audiences, even the skeptical ones, leave feeling better - about themselves - which is always her strongest desire.