Hi Everyone!! I am so glad that you have decided to check out my blog, Book Nerd 101. This is where I will post book reviews, favorite quotes, songs, favorite authors, and more fun things to go along with my new addiction to reading!! :)
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!!
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
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
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!
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.
long have you been writing?
Four years ago next month (Sept) is when I started writing my first book.
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!
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.
your favorite movie?
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.
Complicated Relationships will be on Sale for $.99 from
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
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