Amanda Mason was born and brought up in Whitby, North Yorkshire. She studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts, where she began writing by devising and directing plays. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies. Her debut novel, The Wayward Girls, a dark and captivating story of sisterhood and family secrets, and The Hiding Place, a haunting novel about mothers and daughters, are both published by Bonnier Zaffre. Her short story, 'Three Times, Lefthandwise', was shortlisted for the VS Pritchett Short Story Prize in 2022.