Amanda has always obsessively crafted short stories and scribbled notes for potential books, but it wasn’t until she was forty that she began writing full time.

Amanda's Latest Title (her first non-fiction book)...

The Boy Between

Bestselling novelist Amanda Prowse knew how to resolve a fictional family crisis. But then her son came to her with a real one…

Josiah was nineteen with the world at his feet when things changed. Without warning, the new university student’s mental health deteriorated to the point that he planned his own death. His mother, bestselling author Amanda Prowse, found herself grappling for ways to help him, with no clear sense of where that could be found. This is the book they wish had been there for them during those dark times.

Josiah’s situation is not unusual: the statistics on student mental health are terrifying. And he was not the only one suffering; his family was also hijacked by his illness, watching him struggle and fearing the day he might succeed in taking his life.

In this book, Josiah and Amanda hope to give a voice to those who suffer, and to show them that help can be found. It is Josiah’s raw, at times bleak, sometimes humorous, but always honest account of what it is like to live with depression. It is Amanda’s heart-rending account of her pain at watching him suffer, speaking from the heart about a mother’s love for her child.

For anyone with depression and anyone who loves someone with depression, Amanda and Josiah have a clear message—you are not alone, and there is hope.



Praise for Amanda Prowse...

'Amanda Prowse is the queen of family drama' - The Daily Mail

'Captivating, heartbreaking, superbly written' - Closer 

'An unputdownable read' - Red



Amanda's Next Title

An Ordinary Life

Publication Day

9 Feb 2020

A story of love, loss and one extraordinary dance...

From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a tale of love, loss—and one last extraordinary dance.

Christmas Eve, 2019. Ninety-four-year-old Molly lies in her hospital bed. A stroke and a fall may have broken her body—but her mind is alive with memories.

London, 1940s. Molly is a bright young woman, determined to help the war effort and keep her head up despite it all. Life becomes brighter when she meets and falls in love with a man who makes her forget everything with one dance. But then war forces her to make an unforgettable sacrifice, and when she’s brought to her knees by a daring undercover mission with the French Resistance, only her sister knows the secret weighing heavily on Molly’s heart.

Now, lying in her hospital bed, Molly can’t escape the memories of what she lost all those years ago. But she is not as alone as she thinks.

Will she be able to find peace—and finally understand that what seemed to be an ordinary life was anything but?


Praise for Amanda Prowse

Amanda Prowse handles emotional subjects with delicate care - The Daily Mail

Profound and deeply moving - Heat magazine

I might be biased however, not only do I think that Amanda Prowse is the best writer in the world but she would also be a great contestant on Celebrity Masterchef - Mr Prowse

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Countdown to Publication Day - An Ordinary Life - 9 February 2021

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Amanda's next book 'The Boy Between', written in conjunction with her son, Josiah, has been selected by Amazon to be part of its '...

World Mental Health Day

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First Non-Fiction Collaboration Announced 'The Boy Between'

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Following a considerable amount of development work, Amanda is pleased to share that she will be releasing a non-fiction work next...

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