A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Friday, October 22, 2010

Author Interview with Amy Brecount White

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My first paid writing job was for a health newsletter in Charlottesville, Va., where I was earning my M.A. in English at the University of Virginia.  My first published piece of writing was about … uh … constipation.   No kidding.  I like to think I’ve come a long, long way.

Along that way, I’ve taught English literature and writing to middle and high school students and won a teacher of the year award.  I’ve written lots of articles – mainly for The Washington Post – about fun things to do in the greater Washington area.  I’ve also written a lot of essays about things I care about, such as my faith, reading aloud to children, and protecting the environment.

Now I live with my husband and three kids and Jessie the wonder dog near some woods and a stream in Arlington, Virginia, which is the inspiration for my second novel tentatively titled, String Theories.

Connect with Amy:
Website | Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

Can you tell readers one unique thing about yourself?
I really love to make pumpkin muffins for Halloween. I’m pretty good at banana bread too. Sometimes I make butternut squash soup too. Orange foods!!

Is there one question you wish bloggers would ask you about but don't? What is it, and how would you answer?
Someone may have asked me this, but I’d like to answer it: How hard is it to write a
novel that gets published?

Very. You have to want it with your whole heart and be willing to sacrifice for it,
while you write and while you promote. It’s great fun, also.

What was the most exciting part about writing Forget-Her-Nots?
Two things: Getting fan mail/email from (mostly) girls who got it and loved it

And seeing it on the shelf in a bookstore for the first time.

Did you have any scene in the book that made you want to rip your hair out while writing it?
I wrote and rewrote the opening scene about 20 times. It took me a few drafts to decide exactly when in the story to start the novel. (Authors should always know what happens before and after.)

What's your favorite color? Blue.

White bellflowers and pansies for having me, Tori!

Thanks for stopping by, Amy!

When someone leaves three mystery flowers outside her dorm door, Laurel thinks that maybe the Avondale School isn't so awful after all — until her own body starts to freak out. In the middle of her English presentation on the Victorian Language of Flowers, strange words pop into her head, and her body seems to tingle and hum. Impulsively, Laurel gives the love bouquet she made to demonstrate the language to her spinster English teacher. When that teacher unexpectedly and immediately finds romance, Laurel suspects that something — something magical — is up. With her new friend, Kate, she sets out to discover the origins and breadth of her powers by experimenting on herself and others. But she can’t seem to find any living experts in the field of flower powers to guide her. And her bouquets don't always do her bidding, especially when it comes to her own crush, Justin. Rumors about Laurel and her flowers fly across campus, and she's soon besieged by requests from girls — both friends and enemies — who want their lives magically transformed — just in time for prom.

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  1. we make yummy bread here also ;)
    this was a great interview and i love your responses.

  2. Well is that why I keep starting my story over and over again? I never knew other people did that too.


  3. LOL i cant believe ur 1st published work was about constipation! what'd ur folks say?! :D