Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
© Amy Briant 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
|in my defense, i bought both of these years ago|
But I love writing the occasional short story.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Whew, A LOT has changed since then! Like, I bought a computer. Hello. I rarely write fiction (other than the quick brainstorm of a note) with pen or pencil these days. I know you can't really see it in the picture, but this page was so fresh and first-drafty that Heavenly (the protagonist) wasn't even called Heavenly yet - somehow, "Jennifer" didn't survive the cut. (I think she was straight, too - HA!)
20 years ago, I lived in Hev's apartment, 2 blocks from the beach: "...a fuse would blow if you even just thought hard about electricity. Clearly, the place was a tax write-off for the owner. Fine by me—I was thrilled with the cheap rent and hoped they wouldn't be demolishing the place any time soon to build condos."
Alas, they did. The condos go for about $2 million these days. Hope they re-did the wiring!
I know the page pictured above is hard to read, but you know what won't be hard to read? HEAVENLY MOVES, coming April 2013!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
He's the enigmatic figure at the center of HEAVENLY MOVES who's either a villain... a victim... or just some guy who gets really cool mail.
He's the tenant who used to live in Hev's new apartment, but mysteriously disappeared several months ago.
He's the object of her growing obsession: "Here I was, twenty-two, a college dropout, working for the county and no plans to speak of. Jesus, no wonder Jackson Miller was filling my head. He was having way more fun than me and he was probably dead."
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
"She was just as pale-skinned as Margo, and with the same piercing blue eyes, but with dark brown hair instead of red. She hated being called 'petite' and 'elfin,' but the girl was just small. People always expected Mona to be demure, like it was a rule that short people were more polite. Mona was definitely not polite or demure. Try rude, brash, extroverted, usually loud and always opinionated. Mona's world was black and white and she had no patience for anyone dumb enough to think there might be a gray area."
If Mona had a coat of arms, it might look something like this:
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
I think I was the last one out there to get tagged. So I have no one to tag. Guten tag!
Let the bloggy hoppin' begin:
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis for your book?
In the summer of 1982, Heavenly Wilcox moves into a bitchen beach apartment - only to find herself at the center of a dangerous and tangled web of murder, missing persons, rock 'n' roll and sex with all the wrong people.
And that's it! I thought about adding a 1980s-themed 11th question, but decided to just stash it in the labels. If you like what you read above, get ready for HEAVENLY MOVES - coming April 2013 from bellabooks.com, Amazon and other fine retailers.
I'm excited to share some glimpses into the world of HEAVENLY MOVES over the next few months. My new novel is all about rock'n'roll, murder, mystery, lesbians, the 80s... let's start with rock'n'roll! I'll post some kind of artifact from the story each Thursday. (real? historical? from the alternate reality of San Tomas, the setting of the novel? a clue to the mystery??? hmmm...)
Here goes! In the book, the protagonist's best friend has a band called Bertha's Attic (Jane Eyre joke, anyone? :-)) and this was their first self-produced single:
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It's about a girl.
AND murder, missing persons, rock'n'roll, a Rottweiler, the '80s and the trombone-playing lesbian downstairs.