About Amanda

Amanda Beth Connolly

Children’s Author, Mother, and Business Owner

Amanda is the author of It’s Time To Wake, Jake! Her first children’s book. When not writing, Amanda can be found reading, going on road trips or exploring the great outdoors with her kids. She is a business owner of a Canadian Lifestyle Brand- Carpe Diem Canada Inc. She grew up in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada alongside her four brothers and four sisters and is an adoring auntie to thirteen nieces and nephews. She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband and three children.

I feel so humbled and honoured to have been nominated as one of the RBC Women of Influence for 2021.
If my little corner of the entrepreneurial world can bring even the smallest amount of joy to others, I will count it as a gain.
Let’s continue to lift each other up and promote one another’s businesses. đź’•

Author Q&A

What inspired you to write this book?

“I wrote this book for my son, Jake. Ever since he could hold a ball he has developed a love of sports. He also loves to be read to, especially sports books. I quickly identified a gap in the market for this type of literature and saw a demand not only from boys like my own, but from parents who want their children to share their own passion for sports”.

What do you hope readers will get from reading your book?

“My wish is that kids will be able to share in Jake’s love of basketball. I also hope that parents will appreciate the rhyming and repetition that will assist in their child’s introduction to reading on their own”.

Why should someone buy your book?

“The perfect book for the young sports lover or for those who want to learn more about basketball on a basic level”.

Tell me something not in the synopsis.

“A portion of each book will be donated to a charitable sports organization”.