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Los Fresnos woman writes, publishes book

Left: Amanda Huebner poses during a recent visit in Harlingen to promote her book. Photo: Courtesy photo


A Los Fresnos woman has written a novel about a servant working for a royal family.

The novel, written by Amanda Huebner, is titled “Locket of Lies.” It centers around an orphaned woman named Elaine, who struggles with her identity during a course of her life as she discovers her true roots.

According to a book reviewer, Elaine discovers she possesses an intriguing past and is offered the opportunity to free herself from the servant life but it comes with a cost she did not anticipate.

“Will she break free or will she be tempted to continue on the same path due to temptation of blind love and safety,” the reviewer asks.

Huebner, whose husband David works for the U.S. Border Patrol in Hillsboro, Virginia, said it took her time to research and write the novel while taking care of their children, ages 1 1/2 and 5 years old.

She graduated from Harlingen High School South in 2007 and from Texas A&M University in College Station in 2010.

After college, Huebner worked in Harlingen as an English teacher, department head and dean of instruction as she was pursuing a master’s in human resources and development.

Huebner said writing was a whole new experience for her.

“But I am really excited to write about the kind of things I love reading,” she said.

Her book, published by Kindle Books, has already sold more than 500 copies and is available on Amazon.com.

Huebner is the daughter of Gene and Chrissy Daniels. Gene Daniels is the director of Los Fresnos Emergency Medical Services and the city’s municipal court judge.

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