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Writing Lessons Learned

The next stop on the blog tour is New Authors Fellowship. Today, I’m passing on some great advice that was given to me.

The New Authors Fellowship

Guest Blogger: Amy Brock McNew

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Three days ago, my second novel released to an expectant audience who have been hounding me to get it into their hands. It is, in a word, surreal. I’ve put two books out in the world, and people actually like them!

When I think about it, it’s overwhelming. I’m just an average chick who’s spent her life mainly in the music and hospitality industries with a stint as a nurse in the mix. I bounced around the country for a few years and got into a whole mess of stuff I never should’ve. Then I wound up in Indiana, blessed with a husband, a passel of kids, and now a grandbaby, coming up with stories for a living.

None of that was what I’d imagined for myself. Even so, it’s my reality, and I love it.

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By Amy Brock McNew

Author. Blogger. Fighter.

Former nurse and martial artist.

Amy doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. She enthusiastically explores the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird. She pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities.

This wife and mom is a lover of music, chocolate, the beach, and cherry vanilla Coke. Her home is a zoo, filled with teenagers–both hers and those she seems to collect–two dogs, a cat, and various fish and amphibians. Strangely enough, her kids are the ones who have to tell her to turn the music down.

It is her firm belief that everyone should have a theme song.

Originally from Arkansas, Amy currently resides in Indiana. She and her Taekwondo-instructor husband are constantly acting like overgrown kids–and loving every minute of it. She longs for the day when her husband retires, so she can write her adventures of love and war on a back porch overlooking the ocean.

In flip flops.

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