Ever wonder how the cover for Beautiful came to be? Melissa Walker asked me, so I told her for Unabashedly Bookish, The Barnes & Noble Community Blog. I’m reposting here because I thought you might find it interesting:
Archive for the ‘‘Beautiful’ Interviews’ Category
I was honored when Terra McVoy, author of Pure and fellow Simon Pulse author, asked to interview me for her blog.
Her questions were some of the toughest and thought-provoking I’ve been asked so far.
Thanks, Terra, for the excellent mental exercise!
A Beautiful Interview with Amy Reed
Last month an amazing book burst onto the shelves, inspiring reviewers to use adjectives such as “raw,” “stark,” “gritty,” “disquieting,” “riveting,” “powerful,” and “intense.” And it is all of those things (plus a few more thrown in), make no mistake. But it is also smartly crafted and keenly written, which makes it even more unusual and entrancing.
I decided to try to get to know the brain behind the book, and asked Amy Reed some really hard questions about her really hard (but really worthwhile) novel, Beautiful. Here’s what she had to say . . .
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Author of the Month Interview: Amy Reed
Posted by: harmonybookreviews on: November 3, 2009
You’re a published author! Yay! How does it feel to know that your book is finally on the shelves of bookstores, ready for a reader to pick up?
I’m feeling a whole bunch of emotions. Mostly, I’m just really excited and grateful to have this opportunity. It’s amazing to work so hard on something, to put my heart and soul into it, then have it actually out there in the world. It’s validating, to say the least. It’s a huge honor. But it’s also kind of scary. Because Beautiful is such a personal book, I’m extra sensitive to negative feedback. So far, the response has been really positive, but who knows what’ll happen.
Have you always wanted to be an author? When did you begin writing?