Thursday, September 19, 2013

Debut Author Bash | Interview & Giveaway with Amy Butler Greenfield

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I am so excited to be taking part in the 2013 Debut Author Bash hosted by the fabulous ladies of YAreads. I am so excited to be hosting the author of Chantress, Amy Butler Greenfield.
I read Chantress back in April after receiving a copy via Goodreads and immediately found myself wrapped up in the enchanted world Amy created. I can’t wait to read what happens next when the next installment comes out May 2014.
You can read my review of Chantress HERE.
(Please excuse the formatting – this post was before I switched to
WordPress so the format is a little messed up.)
And for more on Amy Butler Greenfield, visit her HERE.

And now our interview with Amy Butler Greenfield!

  • 1. Where did your inspiration for Chantress come from?
    I just suddenly knew that I wanted to write a story about a spymaster, a ruby, and a lost girl.  And as soon as I stopped to think about it, I knew that the girl would work magic by singing.  It’s a bit spooky the way ideas come out of thin air like that!  But the story also draws on lots of real-world experiences I’ve had:  a summer by the sea, walks along the Thames, visits to the Tower of London, and the singing groups I’ve belonged to.
  • 2. Who did you enjoy writing more, Lucy or Nat?
    I especially enjoyed writing scenes where they were together! I had a good sense of who Lucy was from the beginning, but Nat was much more of a mystery, and it was exciting to learn more about him as I wrote.
  • 3. I know some people have writing habits, do you? If so, what are they?
    I wish I were a coffee-shop writer because it sounds like so much fun to go off to a café to write.  But the truth is that I do my best writing at home, at the same table I’ve been using for years.  Give me my laptop and a cup of tea, and I’m ready to go.  Though a little dark chocolate always helps, too.
  • 4. What words of wisdom do you have for aspiring authors?
    Be yourself.  Write the book that only you can write.
  • 5. If you weren’t an author, what would you be?
    Depending on what day you ask me, a dessert chef, a weaver, a dyer, a librarian… and almost certainly I’d be a closet writer, too.
Thanks so much for having me on Turning Pages!

Thank you, Amy, for allowing us to host you!

CHANTRESS swag pack giveaway (beautiful bookmarks and stickers!)
Open internationally.
Must be 13+ to enter.
2 winners will be selected.

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Happy reading!
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8 Responses to “Debut Author Bash | Interview & Giveaway with Amy Butler Greenfield”

  1. Nichole

    I’m SO looking forward to read this book. I don’t even care about the synopsis. I haven’t even read it lol. It’s all about the cover for me with this one. I am in love!

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Kristie @ Lost in Ever After

    Haven’t read it but it’s definitely on my TBR pile! The never ending pile, that is.

  3. Rachel M

    I haven’t read Chantress, but it was my WOW back in October last year (wow–that was a long time ago) and I’m seriously looking forward to reading it eventually.

    Thank you ladies for the chance to win some fab swag!!
    Rachel M recently posted…Free Ebooks!

  4. Anna

    This sounds very interesting and I read both the synopsis and the review. I’ll be adding this one to my TBR list. Thank you.

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