About Amanda

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. –Madeleine L’Engle

Kidlit Author 

amanda cleary eastep

AMANDA CLEARY EASTEP is not related to Beverly Cleary but wishes she were. She is, however, a children’s author, and the Tree Street Kids is her middle grade (8-12) series (Moody Publishers, 2021 and 2022). Her children’s writing has been published in Ladybug, The Friend, Sunday school curriculum, and at Story Warren. As a longtime writer, she’s contributed to Christianity Today, Think Christian, and many other print and online publications. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and American Christian Fiction Writers, and she has led writing workshops for teens. 

Nonfiction Editor

Amanda is also the senior developmental editor at Moody Publishers, Chicago, working closely with authors to help shape Christian nonfiction books in the areas of Christian living, church and ministry, and personal and spiritual growth. 

Professional Memberships

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

The Academy of Christian Editors (ACE)


SCBWI member badge



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.