My Apologies!

Wow, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted anything.  So sorry!  My excuse is that I’ve been writing like crazy, working to finish a complete draft of STRING THEORIES, that I’m happy with and want to send to my wonderful agent.  It seems like it’s finally coming together, and I’m hoping to finish up before my mom comes to town this weekend.  She just turned 70, and I’ve promised to wine, dine, and take her to art exhibits while she’s here.  Gotta love Washington, D.C., for those free museums.  We’ll take in the John Singer Sargeant seaside paintings at the Corcoran and make it to some of our favorites at the National Gallery.  I definitely feel like I deserve some celebrating after working this hard this fall!

One of these days, I’d love to write a novel that has to do with painting and art.  Early drafts of Forget-Her-Nots actually had a scene at the National Gallery.  I love poems and novels that explore the relationships between paintings and the real world.  There are sooo many paintings I would love to step into the world of, especially anything by Paul Cezanne.  

Here’s one of my favorites.  Wouldn’t you love to step inside?!




The Keys to Originality

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My formula works whether you’re a seasoned novelist or just trying to get through that high school English class.  Happy writing!



My lovely cover!

My lovely cover!



ARC excitement


A few awesome YA bloggers have received advanced reader copies of Forget-Her-Nots.  Check out Kristi’s (aka The Story Siren) excitement! 

Wow!  I’m am absolutely thrilled (and a little terrified) that my book is out there and being read. 

Bouquets of white bellflowers and lemon verbena to all the amazing YA bloggers!

<3  Amy

Forget-Her-Nots Sold in Japan!

Thanks to my awesome agent, Steven Chudney, who sold my novel to the Japanese publisher, Shogakukan.

Here is a description of the publisher’s philosophy from their website:

Though it is not possible for publications to solve the world’s problems, they are capable of sowing small seeds that move people’s hearts in a positive direction. It is the task of publications to sow seeds that bear fruit in our lives and bloom as flowers. That is our philosophy.

I am very excited and honored that they have chosen my novel!  How perfect for a novel about the magic of flowers.  🙂