Carrie Fisher was my second cousin. I never met her. I had emailed a few times over my writer-lifetime, but to the best of my knowledge she had nothing to do with her father, Eddie Fisher's family. I was never looking for a high-profile connection, just a regular one. I never expected a reply, and the relationship had again been relegated to party banter and Amy-trivia. (It's about all I've … [Read more...] about It’s Always About Writing, Princess
Hi friends! It's been three weeks since I've posted here, but I have a good excuse, I promise. I sold the house in the Chicago suburbs (which was a six month process I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy) where I'd lived for eighteen years, where I'd had the worst of times and the best of times; where I raised two kids and three dogs; where I wrote three novels. I arrived in Jenkintown, … [Read more...] about Where In The World Is WFW?
When it comes to writing advice, I tend to think simple is best because it's the most direct and the most useful, the kind of advice that doesn't wrap us up in trying to figure it out, leaving us time for, you know, writing. That's what we have here today with author Nicole Blades, in addition to a peek inside her new novel, The Thunder Beneath Us. As I start writing my next novel, I loved … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Nicole Blades Doesn’t Feel Constrained by the Women’s Fiction Label
Thanks to random.org our winner is: Stephanie Trietsch Stephanie, please email me your mailing address (amysuenathan at gmail dot com) and I'll get an ARC of Left To Chance in the mail to you as soon as I have them. Yes, it'll likely be months from now, but how awesome is it to forget you've won a prize and then to have it SHOW UP AT YOUR DOOR? Of course there will be more giveaways … [Read more...] about Giveaway winner announced!