I am thrilled to be part of the INDIEpendence Day Blog Fest! This is where we are paying-it-forward by recognizing an independent (meaning self- or small-press published) author we love.
I have introduced you to Amy Durham before. She was the first author I ever interviewed for Readers Write to Know Wednesdays. I really enjoyed interviewing her. Since this is a celebration of independently published writers, I am highlighting part of the interview where Amy talks about choosing to self publish:
I am thrilled today to introduce to you my personal friend, Amy Durham.
And — in an exciting twist for this inaugural Readers’ Write to Know Wednesday, we are giving away an autographed copy of Amy’s book! Read below to find out how you can enter to win!
Out of the questions submitted by you in my survey, Amy chose 10 to answer. I hope you enjoy reading her responses as much as I did!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I like to call myself a thirty-something professional multi-tasker. I wear a lot of hats. Wife, Mom, Teacher, Friend, Author, and at various times I’m also Cook, Laundry Lady, Church Nursery Worker, Homework Helper, etc. etc. My life is busy and completely UNdull. My husband of nearly 16 years and I are raising 3 boys, ages 13 ½ (and yeah, the half is important to him!), 9, and 6. I’m a middle school and high school vocal music teacher. And I’m a young adult fiction author. Throughout all of that is the thread of creativity, without which I would surely shrivel up and die. Parenting and family life is most definitely creative… I mean, you can only say “because I told you so” so many times before you’ve got to create another reason “why”. And teaching is the same way. You can teach the same stuff, the exact same way all the time and get completely bored, or you can switch it up and create new and different ways of approaching the same subject. And cooking… that’s one of my favorites. Nothing like creating something fantastic that my family enjoys. I love the immediate gratification cooking provides. And of course, writing. Where would I be without it? It’s the one creative outlet that’s all mine, and it gives me something none of the others do!
Tell us about your book.
“Once Again” is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance. I love writing paranormal stories, because I find that when I read, paranormals allow me to reallllllly suspend disbelief and escape into the book. The main characters are Layla Bradford and Lucas Ellis, both high school students. As they get to know one another and grow closer, they discover (through dreams and visions) that they are the reincarnation of a young married couple from the mid-1800s, who suffered a horrible tragedy. The madman responsible for the tragedy was never brought to justice and no one ever knew the truth of what happened. Layla and Lucas must uncover the truth of their past life in order to keep the same tragedy from happening once again.
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