I’d like to welcome author Amy Reade to the blog this week, and I’m so excited that I get to see her in person at the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival this weekend!
Here’s Amy’s interview…
A few of your favorite things: Cheese, wine, and maple syrup.
Things you need to throw out: So. Much. Stuff…in my attic, from the antique child’s potty chair I planned to use as a planter to the eleven hundred charging cords that don’t match any electronics we have.
Things you need for your writing sessions: Either silence or instrumental music/ambient sounds, depending on what I’m writing.
Things that hamper your writing: Noise and being exhausted.
Hardest thing about being a writer: The soggy middle.
Easiest thing about being a writer: The beginning and the end.
Things you never want to run out of: Enthusiasm and books.
Things you wish you’d never bought: A Hawaiian blouse reminiscent of Carmen Miranda.
Favorite music or song: At the moment, Vintage Italia by Putumayo and the soundtrack to “Outlander.”
Music that drives you crazy: Rap and hip-hop.
Last best thing you ate: A cheese stick.
Last thing you regret eating: The carrot cake at a restaurant last night. They didn’t even use cream cheese frosting. Who does that??
Things you’d walk a mile for: My dog.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: Rap and hip-hop.
Things you always put in your books: Mystery.
Things you never put in your books: Sex.
Things to say to an author: “We’d like to put your book on the big screen.”
Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: “I don’t read genre fiction.”
Favorite places you’ve been: Scotland, Hawaii, and the Thousand Islands.
Places you never want to go to again: A rib joint in New York City where the waiter was drunk and ate our onion appetizer on the way to the table.
Favorite books (or genre): Mysteries
Books you wouldn’t buy: There are no books I would categorically not buy, but I will say this—I haven’t bought Marie Kondo’s book about sparking joy.
The nicest thing a reader said to you: “You write just like Victoria Holt.”
The craziest thing a reader said to you: “I killed someone and I think you and I should write a book about it.” This person showed up at my front door after finding my address in a local business’s client database (his wife worked for the business; we don’t use them anymore). This is why I have a big dog
Amy M. Reade is a recovering attorney who discovered, quite by accident, a passion for fiction writing. She has penned nine mysteries and is working on two more, plus a Cape May County historical mystery series. She writes in the Gothic, traditional, contemporary, and cozy mystery subgenres and looks forward to continuing the two series she has begun since December, 2018. She also loves to read, cook, and travel.
She is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Secrets of Hallstead House, The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor, House of the Hanging Jade, the Malice series, the Juniper Junction Holiday Mystery series, and the Libraries of the World Mystery series.
Her most recent work is Dead, White, and Blue, Book Two in the Juniper Junction Holiday Mystery series.
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Amy-M.-Reade/e/B00LX6ASF2/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8189243.Amy_M_Reade
BookBub Page: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/amy-m-reade