Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pretty Amy Blog Tour- Interview


Check out my Interview with Lisa!! Thank you Entangled Publishing for letting me participate in the tour!


1) How did you come up with the idea for Pretty Amy? 

 I was arrested during my senior year of high school, not for the same reason Amy was, but that was where the kernel came from. I also knew I wanted to write a "shocking" book from a teenage girl's point of view. I feel like you can get away with your character being a murderer, or a jerk, or just a smart ass more easily if your book isn't contemporary and I wanted to try to break that mold with PRETTY AMY. I also wanted to write a contemporary YA book that was about what real teens go through. I feel like teenage girl's lives are complex and I hoped to show that in PRETTY AMY.
2) How would you describe your books in 3 words? 

Funny, Raw, Bittersweet
3) What was your favorite scene to write?

 The scene with the girls in the school bathroom on prom night. They were just being teenage girls, laughing and making fun of each other.
4) What kind of research did you do for this book?

 I sat in a courtroom all day, I also read up on laws in NY state where the book is set. Drug laws are confusing ;).

 ABOUT: PRETTY AMY


Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.

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