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Monday, September 12, 2011

What I've Been Up To

It's been quite awhile since I last posted a blog, but for good reason. My good friend Pete got married last Sunday, and I was in the wedding. I also had friends staying with me throughout the week, and it was a very busy, very fun time.

You may remember my friend Pete from the cover of a book I wrote.

This is her on her loveliest of lovely days (She's the one in the wedding dress):

Here are all my friends, some visiting from out of state, some from out of town, and even some from out of country, together again, celebrating our togetherness:

And here are some shoes I bought:

All the proceeds go to Michael J. Fox's foundation, so it's okay that I spent too much money on the Nike MAG. Because I'm also saving Michael J. Fox's life. And whenever I think about him being sick, I cry.

In the meantime, I'm writing things and editing things. So all around it's been a very busy time in my household. Busy, but good.

OH! And I got my Halloween costume. Me and Eric doing a theme. This year it's Disney villains. I'm the Queen of Hearts, he's the Cheshire Cat (who according to the Monopoly Disney Villains Edition is technically a villain), my dog is being Captain Hook, and my cat Squeak, who is my dog's best friend, is been Captian Hook's sidekick, Smee. So it's going to be loads of fun for Halloween at my house.

But that's a really long time away. Which is good, because I have a ton of things to do before then.


  1. Love the new covers! You re an inspiration to alot of us indies and we wish you the best!

  2. Sounds like things are going well! Great ideas with the costumes! I'm tipping my hat to you once again for being one of the people that inspired me to write. For the first time ever, I'm making a living working as a full-time author. I'm certainly not rich in money (yet), but I count myself blessed with my family and friends. Thank you again for the inspiration.

  3. As the daughter of someone who had early on-set Parkinsons, and consequently died far too young because there wasn't enough research being done to give patients viable options at the time, I want to thank you for supporting Michael J. Fox's charity. (Even if it did mean spending too much money on a pair of shoes.)

  4. Oh! I didn't know those were the shoes you were talking about the other day. Those are cool as hell. Congrats on getting a pair.

  5. Aww, I love all the pictures (thanks for the shout out and for being the best Maid of Honor EVER!!!), the Cliqueness, and those hella cool shoes! That was very kind of you to bid on them (and great that you won!). Thinking of Michael J. Fox sick makes me really sad, too. On a lighter note, I am super excited for Halloween and to be a Disney villain with you guys. Matthew is still deciding what to be, but I think Cruella Deville is the costume for me! :)

  6. Yay! You got the shoes! I hoped you would after you tweeted about them!

    The Cheshire Cat is a villain???! Whaaaaaaa? Mind = blown.

  7. I read Michael's book. What a remarkable man and a remarkable life. I've been a fan of his ever since the eighties. Let us know how much you love the shoes Amanda.

  8. Pretty sure those shoes are every nerd's dream. So great that the proceeds go to Michael J. Fox's charity. That man is one inspirational son of a gun.

    Also, I never pegged the Cheshire Cat as a villain. My childhood was a lie. My D&D alignment is totally mucked up, now...

  9. So glad you are supporting Michael J Fox's charity, research into Parkinsons will hopefully help with other neurological disorders too. My seven year old son suffers from a progressive neurological disease and it's great to see people supporting these charitys anyway they can (even buying a fab pair of shoes).
    Love reading your books, it always helps to have a little bit of escapism, keep writing and take care.

  10. oh man. my boyfriend wants those shoes! He LOVES back to the future..unfortunately, we cannot afford them lol. He keeps showing me the commericals for them.

  11. I <3 your update posts. Sounds like you're having fun :) And the Cheshire cat is made of awesomeness, fur, and teeth. I have the comforter to prove it.

  12. The BttF shoes are fabulous. Poor Michael Fox; he's a cool guy.

    The Cheshire Cat is not REALLY evil, but I honestly am not sure of what to call him. :o

  13. Did you buy a DeLorean too? Because those boots are sitting on one.

  14. To have those shoes . . .

    Cool. Be sure to post a pic of you wearing them.

    I agree with the others here that the Cheshire Cat never came off as a villain-villain, but at the same time, he is kind of creepy with those floating eyes that I completely buy it.


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  15. It's very sad that anyone gets sick, especially the actors we just about see on a day to day basis. I wish Heath Ledger and Patrick Swayze were still alive...

    Congrats on the shoes!!!! They're wicked!

  16. I love your Halloween costume! Capt Hook is one of my favorite villains. he manages to be a complete buffoon and amazingly scary at the same time. Okay, well maybe not at the same time, at different times in the Disney movie.

    Also, show = awesome. Money going to Michael J. Fox's foundation makes it even better!

  17. Those shoes are my favorite things ever.

  18. You're so funny, Amanda! I'm looking forward to seeing you all in your costumes. Be sure to post pics!

  19. I just started reading the trilogy, I know, I know, compeletly late to the here's where I'm stuck.

    I cannot find Torn in e-book format anywhere (B&N, Amazon,Smashwords, etc)...does anyone have any suggestions. Amanda, ideas???

    Please feel free to email me if you know. Love the books, can't wait to keep reading.

  20. Im glad all is well. Congratulations to the happy couple and wishing them all the very best in their new life together.

  21. I always wanted to get married in a theater, so I absolutly love that picture! May be by the time I do get married, I can find one that fits my taste.

  22. Amanda, I'm really, really bored. Can't you just come out with a book or something?

  23. Hi Amanda,
    I was wondering if you'd be willing to give my blog readers an inside scoop on how to promote their books. I started a blog specifically to help promote other self published authors and I've had a huge response, but so many people are down trodden with the task of marketing for themselves.
    You're name has become huge and I'm sure my readers would LOVE to hear from you. The blog address is and my personal email is
    Thanks so much!
    By the way...just raced through your Trylle and My Blood Approves series and have downloaded Virtue. Thanks to you I'm severly procrastinating on my own book right now!

  24. although you have nothing special to write..indeed i enjoy your writing...

  25. Hey Amanda,
    First, congrats on your success.
    I haven't read your work yet, but your blog posts made me like you already. You seem to have a good soul.

    Be well.