"Mandy" is just a pen name until later. But anyway, she has always wanted to write a book. But the thing is, it was hard if it didn't come from personal experience. And, though most of the story is just fiction, Whisper Valley really did happen - but with four people, not forty. She's got a cat named Chloe, and has always loved horses.
Mandy is still in her 12-16 years, but being an author has always been her dream.