Amanda E. Doyle

Amanda E. Doyle is a Midwestern transplant who finds intrigue and adventures large and small from her home base in St. Louis, Missouri. She’s the author of 9 books, from neighborhood guidebooks to a history of the civil rights struggle in St. Louis. She enjoys off-the-beaten path museums, spending a few hours at the coffee shop, and dragging her kids on research adventures. Find more about her work at

Missouri Weird and Wonderful, a new book from St. Louis based Reedy Press, author Amanda Doyle and illustrator Dan Zettwoch show you the Show-Me state like never before.

The editors of Missouri Life reviewed nine books that we recommend you check out. From the weird and wonderful, to the struggle for the right to vote, to a charming children’s book, there is something for everyone to read.

Missouri is both a weird and wonderful place and that’s the premise of a new book by St. Louisans Amanda Doyle, author, and Dan Zettwoch, illustrator. The pair’s fact-filled, fast-paced book takes a look the state with a kid’s eye


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