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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Story Secrets: FORGET-HER-NOTS by Amy Brecount White + Giveaway!

I'm so happy to be able to introduce my friend Amy Brecount White, author of the debut novel FORGET-HER-NOTS - I met Amy at the Teen Author Carnival, and we hit it off so well that she very generously invited me to stay with her for ALA! (Below left, here we are at the Harper Breakfast, gorgeous screen supplied by The W.)

About FHN, Publisher's Weekly says, "A delicate sense of magical possibility and reverence for the natural world," and "Wonderfully original and beautifully written" from Jen Nadol, author of THE MARK! Check out an excerpt here.

So it is with great pleasure that I host Amy today...and I even have a gorgeous signed copy of FHN to give away. Welcome, Amy!

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Forget-Her-Nots is the story of a girl discovering the magic and mystery of her flower powers. Publishing it is my dream come true!

Holly Cupala: Such an original idea. What was the initial spark?

Amy Brecount White: I’d always known I wanted to write a novel, but I went to hear Toni Morrison speak once. Her advice was, “Write the story that only you can tell.” So that got me thinking about what unique stories I have inside me. I had recently made a tussie-mussie (a symbolic flower bouquet) for a friend who had cancer, and I loved to garden. Pretty soon I had the original idea of writing a story that featured the language of flowers come to life...



Read more of Amy's secrets and enter to win a signed copy of FHN here!

~Holly Cupala

7 comments:

Faith E. Hough said...

I keep meaning to buy that book, because the idea and lovely cover are so intriguing to me. So...I think I'll go do that now! :)
I can't wait to learn more!

Lisa_Gibson said...

This was such a lovely book! I really enjoyed it.

承蘋承蘋 said...

你不能左右天氣,但你可以改變心情.................................................................

淑娟淑娟淑娟 said...

Prevention is better than cure.............................................................

陳水卉陳水卉 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

dawsonfelicia張君dawsonfelicia均 said...

良好的開端,已是成功的一半。..................................................

(Bookish)InABox said...

The cover has intrigued me for months, and the story sounds lovely.