About Me

Author. Artist. Ace. Amanda.

Q: 'Pook Nero?'
A: With a name like 'Amanda Smith,' it's very difficult to have any kind of distinguishable online presence. 'Pook' has been a nickname of mine for many years. I added 'Nero' because 'Pook' was already taken on some sites that I frequented. Nero is the name of one of my cats.

Q: Author?
A: In 2019 I wrote Graggulax, a mini-comic collaboration with Rachel Bard. I look forward to more short format writing projects in the future.

Q: Artist?
A: I dabble in digital and traditional art, comics, card making, loom beading, and more. I recently started watercolor painting.

Q: Ace?
A: Ace as in Asexual. I've identified as Ace for many, many years, but only 'came out' publicly in the fall of 2018. My Asexuality is a large part of who I am and is often reflected in my art, writing, and sense of humor.

Q: Amanda?
A: That's me! On top of everything else already listed above, I'm an equestrian and major animal lover. I have worked previously as a veterinary receptionist and optometric technician. In 2023 I re-enrolled in college at Rutgers University in Camden. The dream is to become a LCSW practicing animal-assisted psychotherapy. Ask me about my pets, because I'd love to tell you all about them!