On Saturday, April 16th, the Twinsburg Public Library hosted An Amanda Flower / Emily Dickinson Tea Party to celebrate the release of my seventeenth book, Crime and Poetry. The novel is the first book in my Magical Bookshop Mystery Series. The tea celebrated both my new book and the work of Emily Dickinson because my … Continue reading Crime and Poetry Tea Party
Come meet me at a Book Talk or Signing this Fall! Super September 2013 A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower Release September 1 Murder, Plain and Simple Release September 3 American Christian Fiction Writers Annual Conference Indianapolis, IN September 12-16 Annual Conference of Northern Ohio Chapter of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Cleveland, … Continue reading Super September Events and Beyond
Last week my prequel e-novella to the Amish Quilt Shop Series, which I write as Isabella Alan released! It's know available on all ebook formats for $2.99! Order now at Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks Here's the first chapter, to introduce you to my Amish town of Rolling Brook. Enjoy! Plainly Murder An Amish Quilt … Continue reading Sneak Peak of PLAINLY MURDER! (Chapter One)
I have so many book signings coming up this summer, I decided to call it a BOOK TOUR. I will be at the following locations signing copies of A Plain Death and A Plain Scandal! I hope to meet you at one of these stops! Have a Blessed Summer! LifeWay Bookstore, Signing Reynoldsburg, OH June … Continue reading Summer 2013 Book Tour
Going to the Romance Writers of America National Conference in Atlanta in July? The agents and authors from the Seymour Agency want to meet you there! Enter, Cupcakes, Cocktails & Critiques, the Seymour Agency’s novel blurb and elevator pitch contest, to have you work crtitqued by authors and considered by top-selling agents. Submissions are open … Continue reading Cupcakes, Cocktails, and Critiques-Blurb Submissions Open!
Finally, I can share the adorable covers for MURDER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE (book one in my Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series) and PLAINLY MURDER (the prequel e-novella to the series). I write this series under the pen name Isabella Alan. Here's a teaser to the novella cover. That's Oliver there. He's my protagonist's, Angie Braddock's, … Continue reading Murder, Plain and Simple Cover Reveal and Giveaway!
People ask me all the time how I sustain two full time jobs: one as a writer and one as a librarian. Usually, I say, “I have no idea.” However with further thought, I realized I have a set of guidelines I *try* to follow to keep me from going around the bend. Here they … Continue reading Author with a Day Job Survival Guide: tips to maintain sanity
As an Ohio girl, I’ve always been aware of the Amish. Every year during my childhood, my family would make an annual trip to Holmes County around Easter. We went to enjoy the scenery, eat, and shop. It’s one of my favorite childhood memories. I can see my dad now loading his plate at the … Continue reading Amish Spotlight: Who are the Englisch?
In January 2011, I had a new book to submit to agents, and I contacted my friend Vannetta Chapman and told her I was ready for that referral. This was almost two years after her original offer. She told me it was no problem and that Mary Sue Seymour had just added a new agent, … Continue reading Seymour Agency “THE CALL” Blog Hop- The Call
My road to THE CALL was nine years long… After I finished graduate school, I was finally ready to find an agent, and I found one quickly. It was not a good experience. I was a little too naïve, a little too trusting, a little timid to fight for what I deserved. After some time, … Continue reading Seymour Agency “THE CALL” Blog Hop- Before the Call