Meet Amanda Harris

I've been visually impaired since birth.

Throughout my childhood, well-meaning adults focussed on what I couldn’t do.

In 2021 I celebrated 10 years of running my successful Will Writing business, and proving the doubters wrong.

In October 2022 I published my memoir “She Will Never…” in 2022. It is honest, funny and moving in places, and also includes practical tips for those facing sight loss at any age.

My husband is totally blind, and we have a fourteen year old son. The book also covers their day-to-day challenges.

Amanda Harris, Author of She will never
Amanda Harris, Author and Public Speaker

As a baby

I have been visually impaired since birth and an eye-consultant told my parents that I’d never be able to thread a needle, among other things.

Oh how wrong they were!

Illustration of Amanda on the edge of a cliff, being pulled back
Amanda as a baby playing with a teddy bear and a book
Amanda playing with a book and teddy bear
Amanda's first ever school photo of her wearing spectacles
Amanda's first ever school photo
Amanda playing with a ball on her drive, in front of a classic car
Amanda playing with a book and teddy bear

Growing up

I grew up in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 

As an only child, I attended Wakefield Girls’ High School before Worcester College for the Blind and studied Law at Nottingham Trent University. 

Amanda Harris dressed in her school uniform on her first day at Wakefield Girls' High School
Amanda on her first day at Wakefield Girls' High School
Amanda proudly clutching her degree scroll on graduation day, pictured with her mother, father, and husband, Martyn.
Amanda proudly posing with her degree scroll with her mother, father, and husband, Martyn

As an adult

I’ve been running a successful business as a Will Writer since 2011. 

I live in Nottingham with my husband, Martyn, who is blind, and our son, Matthew. 

My love for the theatre and amateur dramatics has led me to becoming an active member of West Bridgford Dramatic Society.

I also enjoy meals out, music and history.

Illustration of Amanda and Martyn with son Matthew
Amanda and Martyn Harris on their wedding day during confetti throwing
Amanda and Martyn on their wedding day
Amanda Harris holding son Matthew on his second birthday
Amanda holding Matthew on his 2nd birthday


Find out about Amanda’s debut book, She Will Never…

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