Award-Winning Author


Losing Dad, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family's Search for Hope

Short Stories

Published short stories and a few from Amanda's private collection


Published poetry, poetry readings, and additional poems


Books and


Amanda LaPera's book Losing Dad is the Silver Award recipient of IBPA's prestigious 26th annual Benjamin Franklin Awards (Psychology) and is a Publishers Weekly BookLife Editors Pick!


“a talented writer, able to convincingly characterize her father's mental illness and provoke frustration, compassion, and feelings of impotence in readers … offers a uniquely powerful. deeply personal chronicle that will resonate with readers. Characterization is top-notch and intimate.”

BookLife Prize


“hard-hitting, powerful … highly recommended.

—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review


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