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 Speaking Engagement Details




Columbus, GA; United States

I am willing to travel for in-person events.

Available for

I am delighted to welcome invitations to appear on podcasts, video channels, or other media formats.


WMT Condenser Microphone, Lenovo computer, high-speed internet, Android smartphone



I'm happy to share my experience with the following:

  • Creative writing

  • Self-publishing

  • Using the tarot for creative inspiration

  • Tarot for creative self-discovery

  • How to use the tarot for writer's block, character development, plot building, and more

  • Designing content on a budget

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter—Tarot for Creativity Workshop, Writual Planner, 2024

  • Presenter—Mystic South Conference, 2024

  • Presenter—Tarot for the Creative Soul, The Tarot Diagnosis, The Symposium, 2024

  • Guest Speaker—WitchLit Podcast, 2024

Past Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter—Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference, 2012

  • Presenter—Training Magazine Conference, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022

  • Presenter—TechLearn Conference, 2019

  • Presenter—Tarot for Creativity Workshop, The Tarot Diagnosis, The Symposium, 2023

  • Presenter—Write That Book Already Conference, 2024

  • Guest Speaker—The Tarot Diagnosis Podcast, "Tarot & Storytelling," 2023


About Mandy


In her more than thirty years as a storyteller and visual designer, Amanda “Mandy” Hughes has written and designed over a dozen works of literary, Southern Gothic, and women’s fiction under pen names A. Lee Hughes and Mandy Lee.

Mandy is the founder of Haint Blue Creative®, a space for readers and storytellers to explore, learn, and create. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Psychology, and she has worked as an instructional designer for nearly twenty years.

When she’s not writing, Mandy enjoys the movies, theater, music, traveling, nature walks, birdwatching, and binging The Office. She is a tarot enthusiast who uses the cards to enhance creativity and foster wellness. Her book Mystic Storyteller: A Writer’s Guide to Using the Tarot for Creative Inspiration and companion tarot deck are coming to La Panthère Studio in 2024.

Mandy lives in Georgia with her husband and four sons, two of whom are furrier than the others (but not by much). Visit her website at and follow her on Instagram @HaintBlueCreative and @MysticStorytellerTarot.

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