Amanda stopped by to answer some questions:
1) Tell us something fun about your new book, it can be a character detail, something that inspired the story, or a behind the scenes story from the writing process.
This book was going to be my attempt to write a boy book and the first few drafts involved a boy called Jed, but none of them seemed to be working and my agent finally suggested that I try writing it from a girl’s point of view and the moment Sophie walked onto the page, I realized just how right she was!
2) What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
I’m addicted to retro and vintage clothing and knick-knacks so I spend far too much time hunting down strange things that only a grandmother could love (current must have is souvenir tablecloths and tea towels and 1980s digital alarm clocks. Please don’t judge me!)
3) If you weren’t an author- what job would you choose?
Either a librarian or a bookseller. Or a full-time television watcher!!!!
4) Rapid fire round!
Game of Thrones
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Morning or Night person: Night
Coffee or Tea: Coffee
Favorite Holiday: Paris
Favorite TV Show: Buffy
Favorite Indulgence: Chocolate
About the Books!
Mixed Up Magic:
After Sophie accidentally gets herself turned into a djinn, she starts to think that it might not be so bad after all. (Of course, that’s after she gets the whole orange skin problem sorted out.) Who wouldn’t enjoy having the power to grant wishes! But when Sophie develops RWD (Random Wish Disorder) and can’t STOP granting wishes, things get more than a little mixed-up!
Under A Spell
As Sophie gets used to her magic, her relationship with the adorable Jonathan Tait is blossoming. There’s only one problem: Jonathan’s twin sister, Melissa. She’s a total mean girl who seems intent on making Sophie’s life miserable. On top of that, Melissa somehow seems to sense that Sophie has powers–and manages to bind Sophie to her in a totally self-serving way. Can Sophie figure out a way out of this–without ruining her chances with Jonathan?