We are a group of YA Indies that all post on the same theme each Friday. Binge on all the cotton candy and popcorn you want and get set for a thrilling ride! At today’s carnival we want to know who you are and share a little bit about ourselves.
Who is Fisher Amelie, you ask? Well, I’m surprised as heck that you even have to ask. I’m positively famous in Japan. Nyuck, nyuck. I guess I understand. I mean, I am a very exclusive author here in the United States…Practically no one has bought my book. Very exclusive.
Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, meeeeeee.
So, me, my favorite subject, I might add. I am but a humble author, as you can tell from my previous paragraph and statement, and my first book , The Understorey, was published back in April which, of course, makes me an expert on all things Indie so it makes total sense that the amazing, incredible authors I’m associated with in this blog carnival have asked me to be a part of it. Shh, don’t tell them I’m figuring it out as I go. Wait, what are you doing? *snaps fingers* Don’t you dare tell them that! Now, back to me. Sheesh. I am twenty-*coughs* and I am the mother of one hellion, whom I like to refer to as ‘The Toddler Drunkard’ as he perpetually stumbles about like he drank a fifth of scotch first thing in the morning. He’s two and thinks ‘Wallace and Gromit’ is hilarious, as do I. We’re a match made in heaven. I have an incredible husband who puts up with eating out and a messy home just so I can realize my very cool dream of writing for the young masses. p.s. The young are awesome consumers. Mwuahahaha!! *Clears throat* Anyway, I own a Weimaraner named ‘Jonah’ and a Beta fish named ‘Whale’. Yes, that is Biblical. Look it up, chaps. Awesome story. Though, my ‘whale’ is but a scale comparison and my ‘Jonah’ is of the k-9 persuasion. I reside in the South which explains my never ending use of ‘y’all’ and phrases like, ‘Busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs’ and ‘Our preacher’s as full of wind as a corn-eating horse’. Yup, I have a cool little life.
Professional life…Basically, I have a desk in the corner of my living room. Oh, and three, count ‘em , three zealous fans. I’m thinking I’ll need a rented office space soon.
My book is amazing. Of course, I am a bit partial, I did write the darn thing.
The Book that Started it All
Elliott Gray is incomplete, scrambling through the dark on his hands and knees, blindly feeling for the switch it would take to bring the peace he’s forever been searching for.
Julia Jacobs is unhappy, missing a noticeable piece of her soul, a naked canvas with vivid paints at her disposal but no brush to assemble the vision.
At a young age, courtesy of an unknowing Elliott Gray, Julia tastes the burn of heartache and since then, has silently vowed to her heart that it would never be susceptible to such pain again but when Julia and Elliott discover they share a supernatural connection that’s never been revealed before, Elliott makes it his life’s goal to convince her they are fated. He knows, if she only gave him but one chance to prove himself, she wouldn’t be afraid. But just when things seem to be moving his way, Elliott’s best friend Jesse Thomas turns out to be much more than meets the eye and it’s all Elliott can do to hold on to his new love, while attempting to survive an enormous threat on their future.
The book is written from Elliott’s perspective, although you do get two chapters from Julia, as well. I did this because I can’t tell you how many novels I’ve read where the female is the lead, and that’s awesome, but I wanted so badly to know what the male was thinking. I wanted to feel what he felt, see what he saw, and know what he knew. Men are such quiet things, even in the novels I read, I wanted my main character, Elliott, to be the man I’ve determined every girl on this planet deserves so that’s who I wrote. I wrote a flawed but amazing male. A male that can exist and does exist…I know they’re out there, because I married one.
If you want to know more about where to get Elliott’s book, you can visit my website at www.fisheramelie.com.
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I wanted to close out the blog by mentioning that today is the release of Laura Elliott’s debut novel, Winnemucca, a YA small-town fairy tale about a teenage girl who’s enchanted road trip leads her to her true self, no matter who or what tries to stop her.
There are two editions for sale. One is a signed copy and donates seventy cents to ‘The Wounded Warrior’ project in honor of her nephew, a twenty-one year old Marine who was badly injured in Afghanistan about four weeks ago. That’s the one I recommend. Now, go!