June 15th, 2011

Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit interview with Amanda Ashby



I'm pleased to present today another great Cyber Sister, Amanda Ashby
, author of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award-nominated You Had Me at Halo and Zombie Queen of Newbury High, which was listed as a YALSA popular paperback of 2011.  She's here today to talk about her latest young adult novel, Fairy Bad Day.

Book Blurb:

It’s going to be a fairy bad day

First, my rightful designation of dragon slayer is STOLEN right out from under me by Curtis Green. Sure, he’s really cute, but that doesn’t give him an excuse.

On top of that, I am assigned to slay fairies. I know what you’re thinking—how hard could it be, right? Wrong! These menacing beasts with their tiny hipster clothes and mocking sarcasm love taunting me. And they won’t STOP!

But the thing that tops my list of stuff to ruin my day? That would be the GIANT KILLER FAIRY that I have to hunt down and slay because I am the only one who can see it. There is someone who can help me. Unfortunately…it’s Curtis.
 

Reviews/Quotes:

"Teens with a taste for the paranormal school story and a tolerance for raucous humor will be involved with and amused by this romantic fantasy. The exciting plot, humor throughout—often provided by the little fairies—and relatively innocent romance between characters will grab readers and keep them involved. " Kirkus Reviews

"In a fun mashup of the modern and the magical, Ashby (Zombie Queen of Newbury High) creates nicely developed characters and supports them with strong plotting and zippy writing. Laced with humor, danger, and romance, this book will have readers smiling all the way to the last page." Publisher's Weekly


Interview with Amanda Ashby:

What is your writing process like? Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you schedule time to write each day or are you a spree writer?

I hate my writing process. I'm a panster who wishes she was a plotter, which means that I spend most of the time in a constant battle with myself!
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