Craig has so far published a cycle of five novels which deal with contemporary British society, often in a satirical manner. Her approach to writing fiction has been influenced by, and compared to that of, Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope. Although each novel can be read separately, they are linked to each other by recurring characters. Usually, Craig takes a minor character and makes him or her the protagonist of her next novel.
Amanda Craig was also a house guest on the American version of the reality TV show Big Brother (Season 4, 2003). A 25 year old bar manager from Chicago, Illinois, she was the first guest voted off the show.