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Get to Know Amy Andrews Better!

I asked Australian author Amy Andrews for an in-depth interview! She was game and answered my questions.
1. You used to write Medical stories based in hospitals with doctors or med professional (I admit - with higher heat level than the regular medicals!) So how and when you decided to write a Chicklit?

 A couple of years ago my sister, Ros, who had written a couple of books, suggested we try and write a book together. I don’t think there was ever any question it was going to be a chick-litty, funny, contemporary novel. This is what we both like to read and both our voices really suit this particular genre.
2. What do you think makes a good story?

 Character – absolutely. If you don’t make your readers care about your characters than all the plot devices in the world aren’t going to help the story. It doesn’t matter if there are explosions, secret babies, nudity, spies, vampires, worm holes in time or sex while swinging from a chandelier - if the reader doesn’t like your hero and heroine, they’re going to wish the chandelier falls from the roof and kills both of them!
3. Tell us about your current release Sister Pact? 

 Sister Pact is a tandem novel about two estranged sisters who are essentially bribed by their dead grandmother to inherit a million pounds each in her will if they compete on a Survivor-esque reality TV show together. There’s a lot of laughs, a few tears, a little bit of loving and a cute ferret called Desmond Tutu who almost manages to steal the show!
4. Would you take part in a reality TV show?

Never! Especially not one that requires you to find/forage for your own food/shelter etc. I would starve and die from exposure J
5. What yould you smuggle in to take away to a remote Island for the reality TV?

My ipad…


BLURB
Two very different sisters. Once inseparable, they have long been estranged after an unimaginable betrayal.

Organised and uptight Frances married the only man she'd ever slept with. But no-one told her that seven years later she'd be having sexual fantasies about everyone from the pizza delivery guy to Denis Thatcher. Scatterbrained animal-lover Joni never knew she was so attached to her kneecaps until she thought she might have to say goodbye to them forever.

After their beloved grandmother -- a game-show addict -- dies, they discover that they have each been left one million pounds in her will. The kicker is that they can only inherit if they participate as a team in a gruelling reality TV program, Endurance Island.


BUY LINKS –


Harper Collins

39 comments:

  1. Sister pact sounds like an interesting read. Like Amy, I believe that interesting characters make for a good story.

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  2. LOL I swear I'd be lost without my iPad. I love it. All the best with Sister Pact. I can't wait to read it.

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  3. Hi JL - charcter is everything :-)

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  4. Love my iPad more than is healthy I'm sure :-)

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  5. Frankly speaking I have yet to come to the i pad stage...... primitive?
    Maybe, but then I like to take things easy :-)

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  6. Sister Pact sounds like a wonderful read. Great interview, ladies.

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  7. This gave me smiles- I can imagine myself not asurviving, either, should I ever have to be on a survival show. This sounds like a very enjoyable read~

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  8. Dont go to the dark side Haddock - you'll never want to leave! :-)

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  9. Yep, I'd be the one eaten for sure Shelly!

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  10. What a fun book! I watch Survivor, but I would be the one saying 'Please vote me off. I need a shower and real food.'

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  11. Sister Pact sounds like a good read, and I love the cover!

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  12. Sounds like a brilliant read,Amy. Think I'll have to buy just for the ferret! :0)

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  13. I love that grandmother. Love the premise of the story a lot.

    Thanks, Nas.

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  14. Great meeting Amy. All success on Sister Pact. Sounds like a great read. I agree, character is the name of the game.

    Waving at Nas.

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  15. Its great to meet Amy and best wishes to her and her writing!

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  16. An iPad would certainly help on a remote island!

    Great interview.

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  17. I love the sound of this book - so much fun! For me stories are all about the characters too!

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  18. What a blast to write a book with your sis. Sister Pact sounds like quite a ride.

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  19. Hi carol. I think I would be falling on my sword after the first couple of days....:-)

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  20. Thanks Cherie. This is the second cover. We preferred the first so it is great getting such good feedback about it!

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  21. Hey Rachael, my fellow Entangled author!
    Desmond tutu is a great little guy :-)

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  22. Hi Dee. G, even though she is departed, has a huge presence in the book! We loved writing her!

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  23. Nice to meet you too, Stephen :-)

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  24. Hey golden eagle! At least until the battery ran out, hey?

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  25. Hey Jemi. We had the most fun writing it so hopefully tht comes across.

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  26. Hi Leslie. Make sure you buckle up :-)

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  27. What a fun premise for a story!
    Love the idea of writing as a team; how wonderful to have a writing partner in the family :-)

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  28. Hey Deniz!
    Sisters do come in handy :-)

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  29. I like the sound of Sister Pact and I think it's cool to have a sibling as a writing partner.

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  30. Sister Pact sounds like a fun read, perfect for the summer. Got it on my TBR list. Prize? I won a prize?

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  31. Sister Pact sounds like a fun read. I love the premise. And no, I'd never go on a reality tv show either! I like my comfort! ;)

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  32. I agree that character is key to a good story. Lovely interview!

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  33. Think its a perfect summer read Kittie! Happy dancing that its on your TBR pile!

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  34. lol Lynda - I hear you sister!

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  35. Hey Cynthia - thanks for stopping by!

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  36. Hi Nas! Hi Amy!! Love how Sister Pact was a collaborative sisterly effort too!! Yay!! What a great blurb and what a wicked sense of humour from these chalk and cheese sisters' grandmother!!! All the best! Take care
    x

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