AMANDA ROMAN LEAK
Amanda Roman Leak grew up in the melting pot of a city that is Chicago, Illinois. She is a long-time creative, proud of her Latin roots, and embraces the many facets of culture, her own as well as others’.
When she and husband Ryan were married, Amanda became more widely known as the bride in “The Surprise Wedding.” This documentary of their unconventional wedding went viral in 2013 with more than 1.4 million views on YouTube. She has been featured on Good Morning America and The Today Show, among many other media outlets, and is a co-author of The One, personal stories and practical advice about finding “the one” through faith.
Amanda and Ryan reside in Dallas, Texas, where they are raising their two boys, Jaxson and Roman, with opportunities to soak in their own cultural experiences.
The dream of writing a book that celebrates cultural diversity from a child’s point of view is now a reality in Jackson and the Not-So-Colorful Day, and it is Amanda’s greatest hope that as families read it, they will be inspired to see the beauty of cultures all around them.
You can follow Amanda at @amandaromanleak.