Hey, There!
I’m A.R. Garrett

WRITER– By excavating facts and dissecting mythology, my writing shines a light on some of the most prolific ancient warrior women lost in the shadows of our history books. Through intrigue and thrilling adventure, take the journey with me to listen to the unspoken truth from some of the bravest women you will ever read about.

The history books are full of great warrior men throughout the ages, and I love reading about them all. But women were not allowed to be recognized for their contributions in war, politics, inventions, or god forbid the—arts.

My books won’t be filled with just women. Brothers and sisters will both have a place on the battlefield together. With some of my favorite epic sagas like Game of Thrones and The Last Kingdom, I hope to create a similar feeling with a slightly dark but entirely fascinating read.

EDITOR– Home of the Flash Edits. These edits allow writers to find solutions without the full commitment and matching price tag. Learn more about Flash Edits here.
My mission is to create a safe space of support for women writers. Join our Facebook group of literary women looking for editing advice, beta readers, and connect with other women writers.
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READER– Books are like music. They soothe the soul, change your mood, annoy you at times, but I need both in my life.
I want to FEEL something when I pick up a book and flip through the pages. It doesn’t need madness, swordfights, unthinkable intrigue, and fatal arrows shot in the face like Henry V. Well… actually, IT DOES. But it must also hit on all levels: developments that are impossible to anticipate, characters with complexity for days, cerebral antidotes filled with historical nuances that will be rewarding on every spectrum. Yes, please!

AMANDA GARRETT

I love to read all genres, but my heart soars for historical fiction, historical fantasy, beautifully written narratives, a journey through a riveting thriller, mystery, or anything dark and twisty.
Follow me to see what I’m reading, writing, and watching. And if you ever want to write something of your own, I’ll help you put ideas to paper!

 

My Credentials

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A.R.Garrett profile

A.R. Garrett

A.R. Garrett is writing her debut historical fiction series, Atalanta & The Amazons. As a writer of the ancient world, she excavates facts & dissects mythology to spotlight the most prolific warrior women lost in the shadows of our history books—adding a touch of fantasy for the daydreamer in all of us.

A.R. Garrett has a degree in Business and English with a concentration in fiction writing from SNHU, and is currently working on a double masters in Creative Writing and Ancient History. She’s been a freelance fiction editor since 2018 and created a platform to help other women writers on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportingwomenwriters/ 

If you are a lover of Classical Greek myth retellings from a female perspective, connect with her on IG www.instagram.com/a.r.garrett or www.argarrett.com.

When she’s not wrangling her two boys in the mountains of Colorado and trying endlessly to understand the mystical world of algorithms, she loves handwritten letters sealed with a wax stamp, and appreciates a dang-good brownie.

TOP BOOKS

• Circe by Madeline Miller
• The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
• The Color Purple by Alice Walker
• Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
• Lord of the Flies by William Golding
• The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
• Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
• The Huntress by Kate Quinn
• The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
• To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
• Beloved by Toni Morrison
• Misery by Stephen King
• Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
• The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
• The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
• The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
• The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
• Anything That’s Not Shakespeare by me

 

TOP PICKS TO WATCH

• Snatch
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Die Hard
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The Lord of the Rings
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Game of Thrones
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The Last Kingdom
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Gladiator
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Avatar
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Jurassic Park
• 
Rear Window
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It’s a Wonderful Life
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Casablanca
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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Forrest Gump
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Back to the Future
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The Silence of the Lambs
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Seinfeld
• Sopranos
• Breaking Bad
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Homeland
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Ozark
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Alone
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Indiana Jones
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The Fugitive
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Band of Brothers
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Cinema Paradiso
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Star Wars
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Schindler’s List
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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
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Stand By Me
• 
As Good As It Gets
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Peaky Fookin’ Blinders