At The Debutante Ball, we just love it when authors who blogged with us during their debut year circle back with a new release. Welcome home Amy Sue Nathan, Class of 2013, and congratulations on your tremendous launch of THE GOOD NEIGHBOR!
What’s it about?
Meet Izzy Lane, a divorced mom who invents a boyfriend and blogs about him. What could possibly go wrong? THE GOOD NEIGHBOR poses today’s most relevant social media dilemmas: How much of ourselves should we reveal online, and, what happens when good internet intentions go awry?
Be sure to comment below to enter the giveaway!
Now let’s catch-up with Amy Sue, whose Friday posts on this blog used to crack me up…
Share one quirk you have that most people don’t know about.
I hate socks. If I have to wear them, I do so inside out and take them off as soon as I’m home again. Seamless is a fallacy.
What’s your next big thing?
I’m thrilled to say that I have my third novel coming out in 2017, again from St. Martin’s Press. It’s currently titled LEFT TO CHANCE, and about a woman who returns to her hometown after running away six year before, leaving during her best friend’s funeral. During her visit home she reconnects with the people she left behind, including her best friend’s husband, who’s about to get married again.
Have you ever met someone you idolized? What was it like?
I’m a big dork when it comes to meeting authors, and I was totally fangirl before I ever had an agent or a book published. When I met Jen Lancaster (at a book signing — I’m a fan, not a stalker) I couldn’t even speak and my friend told her I was a writer. About a year later when I had an agent I met Meg Waite Clayton and Eleanor Brown at a conference, and they were so welcoming and inclusive and I hadn’t even been published! I think I kept it together, but after a few hours, when I left the conference, I giggled all the way to the train.
What’s your secret or not-so-secret superpower?
I can fix toilets. Don’t ask. Or, ask. Have plunger and paperclips will travel.
What time of day do you love best?
I love morning best. It has promise and quiet. And it has coffee.
GIVEAWAY: Comment on this post by Noon (EST) on Friday, October 30th to win a copy of THE GOOD NEIGHBOR (US only). Follow The Debutante Ball on Facebook and Twitter for extra entries—just mention that you did so in your comments. We’ll choose and contact the winner on Friday. Good luck!
Amy Sue Nathan is the author of THE GOOD NEIGHBOR (just out!) and THE GLASS WIVES (2013), as well as the forthcoming LEFT TO CHANCE (2017), all from St. Martin’s Press. She hosts the award-winning book and writing blog Women’s Fiction Writers and is also a freelance writer, fiction editor, and writing workshop instructor. Amy lives near Chicago and is the mom of two grown children (her favorite oxymoron) and two senior dogs.