Amanda Lauer

An avid reader and history buff since childhood, award-winning author, journalist and screenwriter Amanda Lauer is the author of the Heaven Intended Civil War series. A World Such as Heaven Intended won the 2016 CALA Award and A Freedom Such as Heaven Intended earned the 2022 Catholic Media Book Awards: First Place Catholic Novels: Inspirational. Lauer’s first time-travel novel Anything But Groovy was released in 2021. She also contributed to the Catholic Teen Books anthologies Treasures: Visible & Invisible and Ashes: Visible & Invisible and worked with Archduke Eduard Habsburg to bring his children’s tale Dubbie: The Double-Headed Eagle to life. In addition, Lauer won the Red Letter Awards 2020 Best Writer or Screenplay for her work on the Christian film The Islands. Find her online at