Amanda Talbot is a 17-year-old student at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School. Her poems "Stitches" and "Sister" have been published in the annual anthology from Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest. Her poem "The Restroom" has been published on crashtestmag.com. Her essay "Grandmothers Have Favorites" won a third place award in the Carnegie Mellon University Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Contest. Her short story "Safety in Trees" received a Gold Key Award from Scholastic Writing Contest. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, and rowing with her crew team. She has taught herself Spanish, and her next project will be to master Russian.