Guest Post: Why I Write

Good morning, Magical Musings readers!  I am so excited to welcome author Amy Manemann to the blog today for a couple of reasons. One – I have recently gotten to know her a little in the past year or so via social media and enjoy her personality a lot. Two – I don’t really know much about her as an author so I thought this would be a great way to learn more about her. 🙂

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Why I Write by Amy Manemann

Amy Manemann Author PicI’m a happy ending kind of girl, which is probably why I enjoy writing romance so much. I love it when my hero gets the heroine in the end, and they all live happily ever after. Who doesn’t? In a world that is often times filled with so much uncertainty, it’s nice to be able to escape into fiction and dream up a happily ever after. It was one of the key reasons I became a writer in the first place. Well, that, and I grew up in the country with two brothers and not many choices for play mates, so using my imagination became a daily routine for me. Needless to say, I’ve been writing stories from a young age.

So, why do I write? Simple. Writing to me is like taking a breath of fresh air. A blank computer screen represents endless possibilities, and it can take you places some people can only dream about. I get a charge out of opening a blank word document and letting the characters take over. And believe me, they do take over. There’s always a story to tell, always new characters wanting to be introduced, and I love being able to bring them to life.

To me, being a writer is so much more than making a buck, or having the ‘prestige’ of being called a published author. It’s about having the opportunity to create a world people want to visit, to introduce characters you consider your best friends, and to bring a spark of light into what otherwise might be someone’s dreary day. It’s having the opportunity to connect with readers and hearing their thoughts on the story, and the overall satisfaction in knowing when they truly enjoyed it. Because at the end of the day, that’s really what it’s all about.

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Thank you, Amy, for joining us today!  I have a couple of questions for you!

Authors – why do you write?

Readers – why do you read?

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Amy Manemann is an International Best Selling Author. She writes sexy and intriguing romantic suspense, contemporary romance (NEW), young adult paranormal romance, and dabbles in children’s books. She resides in her hometown along the Mississippi river with her husband and their two children. When she isn’t plotting her next book, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and diving into a good book. Her newest book, Love on the Slopes, is set to release April 30th.

Amy is a site administrator for the World Literary Café, an online literary community for authors and readers. You can find Amy on her Website, on her Facebook Author TeamFacebook Author Page or on Twitter!

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Love on the Slopes Synopsis:

LoveOnTheSlopes-FINALJessa Hartley is haunted by memories of the night she threw herself at her childhood crush, Dominic DeRenzi – and he turned her away. Years later, Jessa has managed to put the past behind her and climb up the ranks as head instructor of the ski lodge she one day hopes to purchase. Only her plans take a nosedive when the smooth talking Italian shows back up in town. Even worse, he’s planning on purchasing her lodge.

After surviving a disastrous marriage, Dominic DeRenzi returns to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, hoping to make a fresh start for him and his six year old son by purchasing the old ski lodge. Until a chance encounter with Jessa Hartley throws his well laid plans off track. The once innocent girl from his childhood has grown into the beautiful woman he always knew she would become, and he is painfully reminded of the night he overstepped his bounds and kissed her. Then broke her heart by sending her away.

Rekindling the flames of their past isn’t part of the plan, yet Dominic and Jessa soon find they’re helpless to stop the fire that burns brightly between them. He broke her heart the first time he left, but can he make her see this time around he’s here to stay?

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8 Responses to Guest Post: Why I Write

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Welcome, Amy!

    I love happily ever after endings! I completely agree life can fill my quota of uncertainty 🙂 I write because I have to, because the stories build up until they come pouring out.

    Congratulations on the upcoming release of Love on the Slopes! Rekindled romance sounds yummy 🙂

  2. Amy Manemann says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for having me on Magical Musings, this was such a fun post to write! Mary, I’m a sucker for a good romance, and even admit to crying during movies, much to my hubby’s dismay lol Thank you so much for stopping by!

  3. Misty Evans says:

    Congrats on the new book, Amy! I’ve preordered mine and can’t wait to read it. I always enjoy our author get-togethers and brainstorming with you. You’re a lovely person and your stories reflect that. 🙂

    • Amy Manemann says:

      Misty I love our brainstorming sessions! Thanks for always supporting me and being there when I need someone to bounce ideas off. Love you bunches!

  4. Amy Remus says:

    Thanks for hanging out today, Amy! I really enjoyed Love on the Slopes as my first book of yours. Now that I have seen your sweet side, I am curious about your other books that don’t look so sweet. Did you decide which genre you wanted to write in or since you write in several, is it all about the story that wants to be told?
    Amy Remus`s last blog was …Review: PLAYING IT CLOSE by Kat Latham

    • Amy Manemann says:

      For me, it’s definitely about the story wanting to be told. I was knee deep in writing the third book of the Deadly series when Jessa and Dom’s story popped into my head. That’s usually how it works lol The storyline and characters were so enticing it wasn’t long before I simply had to set Deadly Sins aside to focus on their project. I loved writing these characters and can’t wait to write the rest of the series. I’m also currently developing another new series featuring the Sisters of Stowaway Cove. Another contemporary romance series, book one, A Drop of Love, will be released in July.

  5. Edie Ramer says:

    Amy, congrats on your book! It looks wonderful, and that’s a great blurb.

    I love books, and I have since I was a child. One of my earliest memories is my mother reading fairy tales to me. I think that’s why I love happily ever after books. And as I got older, I discovered romance. Now I get to make up my own stories with romance and characters that I brought to life on the pages. That makes it even more fun

    • Amy Manemann says:

      Thank you so much, Edie! My mom read to me when I was younger too, I think that’s why I grew up with such a fondness for books (I was forever stealing her Harlequins and Danielle Steele books lol) And you’re right, being older and being able to bring new characters to life is even more fun! Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and saying hello!

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