The delightful and super talented Amy Clipston kindly agreed to answer some questions that I asked her.
Now, keep in mind that she is a wife and mother, has TWO full time jobs, has Book Signing events and she makes herself available to her many readers! I’m beginning to suspect that she is Superwoman!
So, let’s get to know Amy!
Cathy: I’ve enjoyed all of the novellas you’ve written and have always been curious as to how they come together. How are authors chosen to contribute to the novellas and does the publisher choose the theme of the book?
Amy: My publisher chooses the authors and the themes. The authors then submit a synopsis to the editor, and we’re careful not to duplicate plots or character names.
Cathy: I know you like movies and music. Do you have a playlist for when you’re writing or does music distract you when you’re writing?
Amy: When I first was published, I needed complete quiet when I wrote. I couldn’t stand music because it would break my concentration. Now I enjoy listening to music via my ear buds while I write. The television and surrounding conversations are distracting, but music actually helps me write. I have a couple of playlists, but it depends on my mood. Sometimes I need hard rock and other times I need something more soothing, such as Daughtry or Taylor Swift. I suppose I’m a moody writer.
Cathy: Being the movie buff that you are have you ever considered writing a screen play?
Amy: I actually have no idea how to write a screenplay. I would have to take a class, and I don’t have time for that right now. It would be fun, though!
Cathy: I’ve loved the Kaufmann Amish Bakery series, Hearts of the Lancaster Hotel and your latest, Amish Heirloom. I’ve thought at least one or all of them would be a great Hallmark movie. If you were given an opportunity, would you have a preference as to which one?
Amy: I would positively love to see one of my books made into a television movie. What a thrill it would be to see it on Hallmark Channel! I would be happy if any of my books were made into a movie, but I think my favorite is The Cherished Quilt, book # 3 in my Amish Heirloom series. Of course, I’m not picky! Any of the books would make me happy as a television movie.
Cathy: Do you prefer to write a series or a stand alone?
Amy: I prefer writing a series because it gives me the opportunity to explore more than one character in series. I enjoy writing each character’s story through the series.
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Thank you so much, Amy for being on our blog. You are kind, talented and you’ve been such a blessing to me!
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It’s time for a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive one of Amy’s books and a few surprises. To enter just leave a comment telling us your favorite Amy Clipston book. Don’t forget to leave your full email address so you can be contacted if you win. Winner will be notified via email on September 4th, 2016. Giveaway limited to residents of the US only.