Author Interview with Amanda Cowen
I’m hosting an interview with Amanda Cowen, author of contemporary romance “Between Friends”. Enjoy the interview!
When did you know you wanted to become an author?
For as long as I can remember I have written stories and novels. It’s something that is just in me to do. I don’t think I ever thought, I want to be become an author…I just LOVE writing! And twenty five years later I was brave enough to publish and share my stories.
Where did you get the inspiration for Between Friends?
Between Friends was inspired and is based loosely on my group of friends that I have had since the seventh grade. Before Between Friends, I was working on another contemporary romance when my closest male best friend called me to tell me was engaged. We had been best friends forever, and I started to wonder what it would have been like if we had ever crossed the friendship line…then a light bulb went off in my head and I was like… wait…that is a great idea for a contemporary romance!
What is your editing process like?
Exhausting! For me editing is the worst part, which is why for my next novel I have hired an editor.
What was the most challenging part about writing your book?
Finding the time!!! As much as I would love for writing to be my full-time job, it isn’t. And with two kids and a busy schedule, finding time for my writing can be challenging.
What are your writing goals for 2014?
Have my second novel PERFECT SENSE published by its anticipated release date of December 2014 and the first draft of PERFECT LOVE completed, which is the second book to PERFECT SENSE.
Are you working on something? If so, can you tell us more about it?
Right now I am working on my next contemporary romance PERFECT SENSE that is anticipated to release Winter 2014. And I am really excited about this novel! I really pushed some of my personal limits when writing this one. I like to read fluffy and I like to write fluffy, but once I started writing this novel, I realized that this time, my story couldn’t be all fluff. Perfect Sense has darker elements than other things I have written before, but no matter what I write, I can guarantee that there will always be a funny and flirty side to my story. I love Quinn, my female lead because she is sassy and driven. And I especially love my male lead, Cash, a hot and demanding jock who always has just the right amount of stubble in every chapter haha.
If you want to know more about what PERFECT SENSE is all about, you can read the synopsis provided below! And you can add it to your GOODREADS list by CLICKING HERE!
And he’s every woman’s dirty fantasy in the state of New York.., except one… Quinn Ashby.
Recent graduate of Brown and top of her class, Quinn is whip smart, ambitious and interning as the new marketing director for the Albany Devils Hockey team. The last thing she needs is to waste her time on guys…especially one as lethal to her focus as Cash Brooks.
But once the bad boy hockey star tempts her into his world, threatening her professional future, she’s forced to decide whether to let him into her heart…or to leave him behind forever.
Author: Amanda Cowen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The only way to have a friend is to be one…especially between the sheets…
When neurotically challenged and unlucky in love Megan Daniels is propositioned by her life-long friend Ben Romano with a coin toss (heads, they sleep together, tails, they don’t) the night before they are about to attend a destination wedding, she drunkenly accepts his challenge. But when Megan wakes up the next morning with a bad hang-over and Ben in her bed, she is more than mortified. It isn’t until the tropical heat begins to ignite emotions Megan never believed or thought she could possibly have, when she starts to question if risking their friendship is the answer to finding true love.
A cute and contemporary debut novel, BETWEEN FRIENDS faces one girl’s struggle between the fine lines of friendship and love and the risk of opening up her heart to the possibility of forever.
Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories and delighting her imagination. She has been writing since the ripe age of twelve about ponies and princesses in brightly colored duo-tangs with metallic pens. Thankfully, she now has a Mac with a keyboard where she can write about love, sex and relationships. She is an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.
Her next Contemporary Romance/New Adult Fiction novel PERFECT SENSE will be available in Winter 2014.
Amanda would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, www. amandacowen.com, become a fan on Facebook, or follow her on Goodreads.
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