August 28, 2014

ASTRAY Blog Tour and Other Online Places I've Been.



ASTRAY is currently on a blog tour! There will be reviews, playlists and more. AND I've been visiting some other blogs as well to reveal plot secrets, talk writing, and such. Want to see where I'm going and where I've been? Here's the complete list:


The ASTRAY Blog Tour


Me, My Shelf, and I Up now.
A Dream Within a Dream Up now.
Candace's Book Blog  Up now.
Stories & Sweeties 8/29
The Children's Book Review 8/31
Evie Bookish 9/2
The Hiding Spot 8/29
Christy's Book Addiction 9/3
Live to Read 9/4
Confessions of a Readaholic 9/5
Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club 9/8
Bundle of Books 9/15
Happy Indulgence Books 9/25

Bonus Posts:


Janice Hardy's Fiction University  "Learning to be an Unapolgetic Planster"

YA Insiders Series Behind the scenes secrets from ASTRAY






August 26, 2014

Happy Book Birthday for ASTRAY!

Every time I think about it I have to pinch myself. I still can't believe that as of today I have not one, but TWO books out in the world with a third in the works!!! A few years ago I would've fell over if someone told me this would all happen. I mean I hoped, but...wow. Just wow. So how does a girl celebrate the release of her latest book? Um, well. It's not as glamorous as you might think. Turns out my way of celebrating tends to involve writing or revising the next book. Currently I'm in the midst of drafting my next novel, a standalone called SMASH AND GRAB. The deadline is looming and so I have a pretty strict schedule to keep in order to meet it. That said, I do have a few special things planned:


 1. ASTRAY's Book Launch

I really want this to feel like a party and so I've decided to hold it at a bowling alley, rent out the billiards room and spend the day talking to my writer/blogger friends, meeting local readers, and generally stuffing my face with a cupcake or two while signing books and playing pool. Why a bowling alley? Well, in the book my main character, Lyla, goes on a special date with her guy, Cody, and that's where they go. It was one of my more favorite scenes to write and so when I thought about where to hold the party, Splitsville Lanes was the logical choice. If you are anywhere near Tampa on September 7 from 2-4pm I hope you'll join me there! Inkwood Books will be providing the books so if you'd like to make sure you get a signed copy that day, I'd recommend pre-ordering through them here: http://www.inkwoodbooks.com/book/9780449816028



 2. Family Vacation with Mickey! 






Three days after the launch event the husband and I are surprising our kids with a trip to Disney. We're picking them up from school and driving to Orlando under the guise of meeting some friends for dinner. Once we're there, we'll stop by the hotel with the idea of playing video games in its arcade while we wait to meet said friends. But while we're there, we'll say something about how cool it would be to ditch school/work and just spend the night at the hotel and go to Disney. When they agree we're presenting them with their Magic Bands and our plans to stay for five days!







 I'm so excited about this that I am constantly in danger of spilling the beans(which speaking of, if you come to the launch, please don't mention this!). AND to top it all off, we've gotten year passes, so this will be the kick off to a year of visiting the parks! I am not afraid to admit that I am a big Disney fan. That's right. The writer of 2 creepy cult books has a love affair with the Mouse!





3. Goodreads Giveaway: 3 Signed Copies of ASTRAY!

I'm giving away 3 signed copies of ASTRAY right now. Go on check it out!





Goodreads Book Giveaway

Astray by Amy Christine Parker

Astray

by Amy Christine Parker

Giveaway ends September 07, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

August 16, 2014

ASTRAY Giveaway!

Interested in winning a free signed copy of ASTRAY? I'm giving away 3 on Goodreads right now!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Astray by Amy Christine Parker

Astray

by Amy Christine Parker

Giveaway ends September 07, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

August 12, 2014

I Have Big News!!!





I've been trying like mad to keep my lips sealed about this, but thankfully as of today I can scream it from the rooftops. I HAVE ANOTHER BOOK DEAL!!! I couldn't be more excited to work with my amazing editor, Chelsea Eberly, and the Random House Children's staff again. I still pinch myself regularly when I think about being a Random House author since so many of my favorite authors are with them! Here is the Publisher's Marketplace announcement.

Children's: Young Adult
GATED author Amy Christine Parker's SMASH & GRAB, about a girl whose family has lost everything, so she masterminds a daring bank heist full of twists and turns, only to be surprised when another thief steals her heart, to Chelsea Eberly at Random House Children's, by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency (World).

Now I'm off to finish WRITING THIS.