About Me

Hi there!  I’m Amanda Holling. I was born in South Carolina, where I currently live with my husband and Zöe Heriot, our orange and white tabby fur baby.

I am a librarian by trade and have spent 20 years working in academic and public library settings. I’m currently a local history librarian with archivist tendencies that include digitization, preservation, and conservation.

My goals include becoming a certified archivist and a published author. My main literary interests, both as a reader and a writer, are science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, horror, allied genres, and studies of those genres. Yep, I’m just another girl ruining SFF. Get used to it!

My other interests are all over the map. I love reading, writing, knitting, bike riding, fountain pens, and mucking around with websites. I don’t think it’s possible to do my job without loving history and genealogy, so you can add those in to taste.

Me and Sylvester McCoy

Me and Sylvester McCoy at GallifreyOne, 2013

The elephant in the room here is Doctor Who. Unless most of your friends are Whovians, I’m one of the biggest Doctor Who fans you’re likely to meet. I’ve been in love with the show since watching “Pyramids of Mars” on PBS back in September 1986. Yes, I know the exact date I became a fan. My Doctors are Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy, and I’m always partial to whomever is currently in the role. Right now that’s Peter Capaldi. (What can I say? I’m easy.) I’m the kind of fan who has forgotten more about production codes than she really feels comfortable admitting that she knew. 😉 Like Paul Cornell, I believe that Doctor Who isn’t a TV show or a fandom; it’s a lifestyle. My metaphors, post topics, and pop culture references reflect this belief. You have been warned.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. Please drop me a line if you’d like to chat.