a few thoughts on why Amanda does ninja gigs & small venues everywhere, except where you can see her live.
i know how much those of you who don't live anywhere near where she performs, really want to see her live & attend a meet-n-greet (a.k.a. a signing).
Amanda's small venues & ninja gigs are often piggy-backed on visits to places with large venues where she's performing.
also, near to or where she is attending a conference, or visiting friends or family, including musical friends for ad hoc projects.
rarely, its an exciting (to her) place she hasn't been before. e.g. Cuba, Israel, & South Africa (though she had Kickstarter house parties in the last two).
she also adds small venues in places she hasn't performed before, for tours/projects where it makes sense to.
the more people you can turn on to Amanda's music in your area, the more likely she'll come. that is, build a large enough audience for her to do a show!
be patient, your time could come.