I’m a Romance, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological, Coming of Age Fiction published Author/Blogger living with Cerebral Palsy. Born in 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada I didn’t let my Cerebral Palsy stop me from fulfilling my lifelong dreams of becoming an author. I have three Mafia/Romance books. One teenage Romance book, A screenplay, & a kid book out on amazon.com for sale under my former pen name, Alexandra Forry.​

With significant changes coming to my personal life and family. I felt the need to let go of my past. With my journey to grow as both an author and advocate for Cerebral Palsy as CP Gal, I have also decided to let go of my former pen name, Alexandra Forry and changing it to Amanda Fino. I’ve started an Official Newsletter of the author Amanda Fino; CPGal Reader Nest, that comes out on the first of each month. In it, the author’s spotlight book news, book reviews, a Badge of Courage small article saluting Cerebral Palsy, and other disability warriors.

I’m finishing up writing my newest book telling my most inner depth of emotion being a woman that has CP with a unique outlook on life. CP Gal has been a
work in progress; I haven’t found the exact words until now.

My primary goal in my lifetime is to become a beacon of hope for the people who have Cerebral Palsy. I wake up each morning with a burning passion in my heart in hopes to spread Cerebral Palsy awareness and to provide a beacon of light for all disabled people. I’m devoted to making life better through proper advocacy, living environments, and medical research in this beautiful world. I began #cpempowerment for all of the people that have CP to have a platform to stand on — telling our tales about living life with CP or we have a discussion.

Right now right now I working on getting my college certificate in cerebral palsy self-advocate, being a participant in the Partners in Policymaking Program (VBPD) for 2019 – 2020! I lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with my beloved family, two cats, and two dogs. In my spare time I enjoy being a blogger!

What People Say

“Omerta: a code of silence about criminal activity and a refusal to give evidence to authorities.I loved this mafia romance. Beautiful, violent, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, the author gives us every emotion possible with her descriptive scenes. Capturing your interest from the first page, this story is well written and flows nicely between the couples and eras. The characters, both good and bad, are wonderfully defined. I would love to read more by this author.”

” Amanda, Is something else/ Not only is she my adopted daughter! She is someone all should admire for her courage and dedication to overcoming this malady. love her so.”

Ronald Fino

“Wow, this is the first book I’ve ever read by this author and this is brilliant. The plot is interesting but very dark so definitely not for the faint of heart! There is so much that happens in this book and Poppy has a lot to learn and to deal with.”

“Author Amanda Fino has written an exciting and emotional novel that will leave the reader speechless! Omerta: Timeless Endings is the first book I have read from this brilliant author and definitely will not be my last!”