Interview with new adult novelist Amelia Swan

Welcome,
Readers.
I’d
like to introduce you to romance author Amelia Swan. She’s here chatting with
me today about her new adult novel Drawn
Together.


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her virtual book tour, Amelia with be giving away a $15 Amazon or Barnes and
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Bio:
Amelia Swan writes contemporary, paranormal,
new adult, and erotic romance. She’s interested in characters that are smart,
sincere, and somewhat artistically inclined. All of her heroines are girls she
could totally see herself being friends with.

Welcome, Dawn. Please tell us about your
current release.

Drawn Together is about a girl named
Hailey who returns back to her hometown after four years of college in NYC. At
first, she’s disappointed to find herself back in the small town of Medford, PA
and she’s actively planning her return to New York. Things change when she runs
into Cody West, the boy she had a crush on all throughout high school. Hailey
has to decide whether she’s going to return to the city to pursue her
blossoming career as a children’s book writer or stay back in Medford to
explore her relationship with the boy she’d always wanted.

What inspired you to write this book?

At
the time I started it, I was reading a ton of new adult romance. I really
wanted to write one of my own. With that in mind, I started piecing together
this story. I usually do a lot of my brainstorming when I’m walking my dog, and
that’s precisely when I came up for the idea for this story.

Excerpt from Drawn Together:

Backing
off, Callie plopped onto the cushioned stool as her eyes glazed over and her
jaw hung open. “It’s kind of crazy, don’t you think? You’re back in Medford for
two days after being gone for four years, and you run into Cody West.”
I
looked into the mirror lining the wall to my left. I was still a little
surprised every time I looked into the mirror and actually thought the girl
looking back at me was kind of hot. I looked pretty much the same as I did when
I left town, but I was definitely exuding a whole new air of confidence, and it
seemed to be attracting positive things. I was finally the girl I’d always
wanted to be.
“A
book coming out next month and a date with Cody West. I must be a lucky girl.”

What exciting story are you working on
next?

I’m working on the sequel to Drawn
Together
. We’ll find out what happens with Cody and Hailey, and we’ll see
if the second part of their story takes place in Medford or NYC.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

I
don’t know if there was a specific moment in time when I first considered
myself a writer. I guess it started to feel real after I got my first
acceptance. I think that’s when I really started telling people that I was a
writer.

Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?

I’m
a dog walker and pet sitter, so I work whenever my clients need me. I handle
daily dog walks and vacation care for pets whose owners are away. Luckily, I
only service areas that are close to home, so I get to spend a fair amount of
time writing. Usually, I write whenever I can during the day and then I write
more after dinner.

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?

I sigh a lot when I write. I think it’s my way of releasing frustration.

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?

A
bunch of things. A meteorologist, a teacher, a figure skating choreographer…
and a writer.

Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Hopefully you’ll be reading
some of my books soon!

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