It's meeeeee! New glasses, new haircut, same me (though I Photoshopped out the crow's feet) . Where have I been? Writing The Last Bathing Beauty (due March 1 to my publisher -- AAAAH!) and working with writers on their own stories. You know I do that, right? Actually, I've been doing it since 2009 when I started reading slush piles for literary agents, two years before my debut novel … [Read more...] about Let’s Book It in 2019!
Let's continue talking about inspiration, shall we? There's so much noise nowadays, I'm curious what cuts through all of it for my fellow writers. Today Nicole Meier is here sharing a childhood memory and how it ended up the springboard for her new novel, The Girl Made of Clay. More soon from me and your favorite authors! Amy xo The Inspiring Power of Art By Nicole Meier When I was … [Read more...] about Guest Post: When Art Inspires a New Novel
This week, in the writing life, I was thinking about what happens when a story ends, and I thought about it in a few ways (of course I did). I've had people ask where my character are now. What do I envision them doing? Did Evie and Sandy from The Glass Wives end up together (most readers say yes). What happened to Nicole? From The Good Neighbor readers ask if Izzy ever had any more children … [Read more...] about The Writing Life #12
A Stitch In Time This week, in the writing life, I started a project (okay, maybe two) that have nothing to do with writing. For a few years I was painting furniture, collecting bits and pieces from Salvation Army and salvaging them. But in an effort to have less, not more, I stopped adding things to the house. There went the hobby. But then my daughter cam home for the summer, and she … [Read more...] about The Writing Life #11