The writing zone. I imagine it like one of those indoor trampoline parks (never been, my kids are adults) where it's likely you get so much momentum going you JUST. CAN'T. STOP. That's what happened to me yesterday -- and to a lesser extent day. Hours pass. I'm stiff from sitting. The creative energy surges. Words bounce around in my brain and land on the page. Brand new words. It's … [Read more...] about The Writing Zone
The cover for The Last Bathing Beauty exceeded my expectations, I finished my copyedits, and I visited my daughter in Chicago. You know what that means? I HAVE TIME FOR YOU! While I'm starting to write Book #5 and I'm awaiting my page proofs, I'm under no crazy, frantic deadlines -- please take advantage of that because it ends. It always ends. I would like nothing more than to add to my roster … [Read more...] about Is Your Story a Secret?
This cover captures the essence of my 1951 protagonist, eighteen-year-old Betty! You'll also be treated to Betty at eighty-four, when everyone calls her Boop. She's always this girl on the inside though! The Last Bathing Beauty will be crowned in April 2020. Watch the blog for ARC giveaways this Fall. Amy xo … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal
Oh, I crack myself up. I didn't go on vacation, but after three months of INSANE EDITING, I did hand in the final version of THE LAST BATHING BEAUTY to my editor. Can I get a high-five? I'm so pleased with this book and can't wait for it to greet the world next April. Right now we're in the cover and marketing stage and that's exciting, as I wait for copy edits. I miss my characters, and … [Read more...] about What I Did On My Summer Vacation