Monday, August 17, 2015

Meet The Author Monday.....Amy McClung

I would like to welcome back Amy McClung to Book Nerd 101.  Amy was spotlighted here 2 years ago when she released For The Love Of Gracie and she is back with more fantastic stories to share.  I am so happy to have her here!! 





Author Bio


Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls. She married Daniel McClung in September 2005, and they currently reside just outside of Nashville. Writing is a part time job for Amy. Currently, she works as a full-time medical coder. Her dream is to be eventually able to write full-time one day. Amy and her husband are both fans of fantasy novels as well as avid movie collectors.  Her favorite past times include watching movies, drawing, and reading fantasy novels. Another favorite past time is traveling to Comic Conventions where she can relive her childhood through collectible toys and meeting stars from her favorite shows as a kid and adult.
Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.  Currently she has a YA Paranormal series, The Parker Harris Series, which includes four books. She also has a NA Contemporary Romance series, The Southern Devotion Series which has three out of four books completed.  The other two novels currently available are The Shimmering Pool, Book One in a spin-off series of her first set of books, this one is YA Fantasy. And one stand alone novel entitled Promises in Stone which is a modern day Romeo & Juliet story.





Author Interview


What genre do you write?
I write a variety of genres. I have published books in YA Paranormal Romance, YA Fantasy, YA Contemporary Romance, & NA Contemporary Romance.  My currents works in progress include an Adult Contemporary Romance and a NA Paranormal.


What’s the best part about being an author?
The readers that enjoy my books would be the best part of being an author.  Bad reviews are inevitable and at times they sting but many times they are constructive and help with future novels. However, when people love the book and rave about the characters, it's uplifting to the ego. Opening a message box or email with someone telling you how awesome your book is, well that is one of the greatest feelings!


What’s the worst part? 
It's a lot of work to get your books seen.  Promoting a book can be fun, but it can also be very time-consuming. In the end, it's worth it, but there is a lot of frustration involved.


How long have you been writing? 
Four years ago next month (Sept) is when I started writing my first book.


What are some of the things you’re passionate about?  
I'm a nerd at heart. One of my favorite things to do now is attend Comic Cons.  They incorporate my favorite things; movies, TV shows, reading, and bonding time with my sisters and husband. We've made it an annual event to attend at least one Convention altogether.  My living room theme is Harry Potter, we have a movie room with memorabilia all around it, and soon my husband's bathroom will be decorated in Batman motif.  Nerd and proud is our motto...well; it is now at least because I like how that sounds.


When you 're depressed what helps bring you out?  
My husband is my greatest motivator/cheerleader. When I get discouraged about my writing, he helps me see the glass half full again. When I feel down, there is no one else that can make me laugh or smile as quickly as he can. Somehow he always knows exactly what to say or do. I struck gold when I found that man!


How do you “combat” negativity when it presents itself? 
Negativity is inevitable when writing. You'll never please everyone and there will be people that hate your book. I focus on the positive. When I get negative reviews or feedback, I go read a few positive ones to remind myself that it's only an opinion and I can't let it get me down.


What’s your favorite movie? 
There are so many! I'll break it down in genre's. My favorite Disney movie is The Lion King. My favorite romance movies are While You Were Sleeping and Love Actually. My favorite adventure movie is The Goonies. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story and my favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus.  





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Blurb

Tristan Jacobs followed his best friend Mary Jane from Florida to Nashville only to have his heart broken when she married someone else. He's been a father to his younger sister Macy for the past five years now and has been putting his romantic life on hold. 

Now he's ready to find the girl of his dreams. An auburn-haired beauty walks into the bar one night and captures his attention. What he doesn't realize is that she has a connection to the woman who broke his heart. 

Tristan’s life is full of complicated relationships that could affect the one that means the most to him. Will he get his happily-ever-after? Or will the complications prove to be too difficult to overcome?





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3 comments:

  1. Welcome Amy to Book Nerd 101. I'm so glad you are here to spend the week with us ♡

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  2. Hi Amy welcome to Book nerd 101!!

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  3. Hello. Welcome to Book Nerd 101! Hope you enjoy your visit

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