My purpose in life is to write wholesome, unforgettable stories that align with my faith

and values to touch the hearts of countless people worldwide. 

  • Anything but Groovy: A time-traveling tale about the bond of family
  • Treasures Visible and Invisible: A collection of short stories for Catholic teens

Meet the Author: Amanda Lauer


On July 7, 2022 CMA (Catholic Media Assn) announced their 2022 award recipients. My novel A Freedom Such as Heaven Intended earned First Place for Catholic Novels: Inspirational. I’m humbled by this national recognition.


July 28, 9:00 a.m. until noon CMN MOMENTUM’22 Trade Show & Conference

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 N. Thoreau Drive Schaumburg, IL 60173 

If you’re in the area, feel free to stop at the convention center to say hi and buy some books. The Catholic Writers Guild has a booth on the tradeshow floor and several guild members will be signing and sell their books.

Saturday, August 27, 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Downtown Appleton (WI) Farm Market, Houdini Plaza

Join me and other Fox Valley authors as we sign books and show folks from the Valley and beyond the pool of writing talent we have in our own back yard!


This was a fun interview with Trad Men (as in Traditional Catholic Men) on Twitter! I meet the nicest people through my career as an author and journalist!

Listen to my most recent interview with Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson as she goes in depth with me about my writing career and aspirations for the future.

Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson

My novel, A Freedom Such as Heaven Intended, was nominated for the 2022 Red Letter Awards Best Book. I was asked to create a video testimony of why I write Christian novels. Check it out!

Red Letters Award Testimonial

Check out this story I wrote for The Compass newspaper March 22, 2022 issues, which featured six homeschooled siblings who built a replica of their church out of Legos!

Amanda was interviewed on Good Shepherd Catholic Radio (interview begins at 14:00) hosted by Bill Kassell on February 28, 2022.

Bill Synder featured Amanda on the February 10, 2022 Young Catholics Respond broadcast.

November 25, 2021, Amanda was featured in a story in The Business News.

In the November 15, 2021 episode of The Shepherd’s Pie, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews Amanda about how teens can find common ground in conflict with those who are different from them.

Amanda was interviewed by Marge Fenelon on her podcast, Simply Holy, September 22, 2021.

Fr. Edward Looney featured Amanda on his podcast, How They Love Mary, on April 19, 2021.