Amy Ratcliffe

Amy Ratcliffe.


  • Freelance writer covering science fiction and fantasy for more than 10 years
  • Wrote Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy (Chronicle Books, 2018)
  • Contributor to,, and


Amy Ratcliffe is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed science-fiction and fantasy-related articles for more than four years. Much of her work focused on the Game of Thrones series. Other content includes Star Wars, cosplay, anime, comics, and pop culture. 

A freelancing writer who has over 10 years of experience, Amy also writes about entertainment, travel, and television. She contributes to several websites including and, where she is the managing editor. Amy also writes for LucasFilm for the blog and is a former writer for the DC Comics blog. She reviewed television series for IGN Entertainment and acted as the host of


Amy Ratcliffe received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business Administration and Management from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

Awards and Publications

LiveAbout and Dotdash

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