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

Amanda Doyle and I talk about St. Louis, her book Missouri Weird and Wonderful, monster trucks, paranormal activity, Momo the Monster, Cryptozoology, paddlefish, Keanu Reeves's band, the perfect day in St. Louis, being quirky-adjacent, and so much more!

Missouri Weird and Wonderful is a beautiful picture book for kids celebrates our state's famous people, food, inventions and even oddities.  

Illustrator Dan Zettwoch provided the amazing art in the book that shows off the "Weird & Wonderful" parts of Missouri. Amanda Doyle coauthored the book.


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Books and Baklava is back! Join us for a used book sale to benefit Welcome Neighbor STL on December 9.