Amanda Martinek is a Southern California born digital marketer and writer of fiction and non-fiction. She has worked as the Director of Social Media for 85SIXTY since 2015, and was previously a social media strategist since 2013. She was the Editor in Chief and a staff writer for San Diego based music publication ListenSD from 2013 – 2017. She received a BA in Communications and Writing from UC San Diego in 2012.

She is an avid hiker, traveler, reader and coffee drinker. She currently resides in Fort Collins, CO and is working on her debut novel, Lucy in the Attic. 

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The First Arroyo Secco Weekend In Pasadena Is Anything But Dry (July 2017)

PBR Music Society Parties with Big Bloom at Ty Segall (January 2017)

Desert Daze 2016 Blew Minds in Joshua Tree, CA (October 2016)

ListenSD Presents: The 2015 Beach Goth Awards (October 2015)

ListenSD Exclusive: Interview with Cole Becker from SWMRS (October 2015) 

Tame Impala at the Observatory North Park (August 2015)


  • Reviews, interviews, features
  • Short Stories
  • Ad copy, copy editing
  • Social media, blog, newsletter content