About the Author: Amanda Diedrick

Amanda Diedrick is a ninth-generation Bahamian who counts Loyalist settlers Wyannie Malone and Nathan Key and pirate Matthew Lowe among her ancestors.

A writer for more than 25 years, her articles and photographs have appeared in Abaco Life, the Abaconian and the Nassau Tribune.

Amanda Diedrick, author of "Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay."

Amanda Diedrick

In 2012, Amanda and her husband, Canadian journalist Tom Walters, purchased the tiny cottage on Green Turtle Cay that her great-grandparents, Herman and May Curry, built after the 1932 hurricane destroyed their grand home.

She documents the ongoing restoration of this cottage and writes about Green Turtle Cay and its history on her blog, Little House by the Ferry.

When she isn’t writing, Amanda enjoys researching her tangled Bahamian and Jamaican roots, collecting historic books and papers about the Bahamas, and volunteering with Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum.

Her bucket list goals include visiting and photographing every inhabited Bahamian island and perfecting her guava duff recipe.

Amanda, Tom and Wrigley the dog divide their time between Green Turtle Cay and Los Angeles.

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