Saturday, February 21, 2015

Blog Tour and Interview: Amanda Marie

How long have you been writing?
I've been writing for fifteen years about. I began working on my fantasy novel when I was a sophomore in high school and it too me until 2013 to finish it. It went through a lot of changes.

What is your favorite part about being an author?

The best part is hearing happy readers. I know what it's like to read a great book, and that's what I want my readers to feel. Getting those rave reviews, there's nothing better than that. 

If you could jump inside the world of a book, what would you be and what would you do?

I would be an elf. I find elves fascintating, that's why I like Lord of the Rings so much. Being a wizard would be pretty cool too. 

Could you talk a bit about your publication process?

Well, I spent a long time trying to find a publishing home, and I thought I found one, but it turned into a nightmare. I finally decided I could help others not have to go through the same thing and opened my own publishing house last year. I have a great team of editors and we currently have ten novels and 4 kids books. It's been a nice start in the 9 months we've been open. 

Are you working on any other projects?

I'm currently working on the sequel to Torii, but I'm also working on several screenwriting projects as well. 

If you could be any person for a day alive, dead, or fictional, who would it be, and what would you do?

President Lincoln, to be a part of ending slavery would be awesome. But being either JK Rowling or Stephanie Meyer would be pretty epic too. 

My website is for more info. 

About the Author:
Amanda Marie was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Like any other female growing up in the 90's she was a fan of artists like Backstreet Boys, Five, and Aaron Carter. She started writing when she was in junior high and from there went to write many "Fan Fictions" and some of her own original stories. Amanda has a degree in business management and just received her Master's degree in Creative Writing at Full Sail University. She hopes to use what she's learned to teach at a college or high school level and also to bring her books to life on the big screen. She had the opportunity to be an extra in the film Redwood Highway starring Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt, and James LaGros. Redwood Highway is due out in the spring of 2014 and is currently making its round in different film festivals throughout Oregon and the rest of the US. For more information, see their facebook page at

About her Book:
Tara just wanted to fit in, but she hated school. When the weird talking dog shows up in her room, Tara is convinced she's studying too hard, but she can't shake the feeling that something's wrong. When her best friend is killed, Tara finally decides to listen to the dog, and finds herself in a world she only thought existed in books and movies. So just who is she? And who is the mysterious man with the hypnotic green eyes? Are myths really reality?

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