Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Amy Hatvany makes a wish...plus a book giveaway

I'm so excited to have one of my favorite authors, Amy Hatvany visiting us again. Today's a big day for her because it's pub day for Safe with Me. I actually finished it late Sunday and I have to say it's her best one yet! Amy graduated with a degree in sociology only to realize that most sociologists are unemployed. She worked at a variety of jobs, that she ended up not loving, and ultimately decided to follow her passion: writing books. I can't tell you how much I recommend you read her previous four novels: Best Kept Secret, Outside The Lines, The Language of Sisters, and Heart Like Mine

Amy is here to help us kick off "Birthday Month" at CLC. Thanks to Goldberg McDuffie, we have TWO copies of Safe with Me to give away to some lucky readers anywhere in the US.

Visit Amy at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

When is your birthday?
September 29th.

What is a must-have for your birthday cake? I’m thinking it must be chocolate right? I know you’re a huge fan from your tweets and Facebook posts!
This might come as a shock, but I’m actually not a fan of cake. For my birthday, or any other day in which I desire dessert, I prefer mocha fudge brownies or a sinfully rich crème brulee.

What is your astrological sign and do you feel that it describes you?
I’m a Libra, and in some senses it does describe me. I’m always in search of balance, and I am all about loving the people in my life as much as I possibly can.

Tell us one of your favorite birthday memories.
I’d have to say one of my parties as a kid, where we played the Pickle Game. My mom would tie a string to a huge pickle, then hang it from a doorway with two kids sitting in chairs on either side of the door. Then she would swing the pickle on the end of the string and we would have to grab it with our mouths while sitting on our hands. Whoever captured the pickle with their teeth, won a prize. There was always a ton of laughter involved.

If you could help one of your characters in Safe with Me celebrate their birthday, what would you do with them?
I’d love to take Maddie out to celebrate in some way that she’d never experienced before because of her illness. Something a teenager would love to do – a concert or music festival with a bunch of her friends. I’d love to see the joy on her face.

Which celebrities do you share your birthday with?

Madeline Kahn and Zachary Levi, the guy who played “Chuck” on the TV series and was the voice of the male love interest in the movie Tangled.

Thanks to Amy for visiting with us and to Goldberg McDuffie for sharing her book with our readers.

~Introduction by Amy Bromberg

How to win: Use Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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US only. Giveaway ends March 9th at midnight EST.

Liz and Lisa are also giving away a copy! Ends March 8th. (US/Canada)


Janine said...

I'm aquarius. Some of it sounds like me.

Anonymous said...

I really don't pay much attention to astrological sign!


Anonymous said...

I am an Aries. Would love to win a copy of this book.

Ann Ellison

Angleterre71 said...

Sagittarius and Yes! Congrats to Amy Havatny today!

Kritters Ramblings said...

I am a Leo and yes I think it fits me well!

Unknown said...

I'm a Libra and it describes me to a tee:)!

Linda Kish said...

I am a Virgo and it seems to fit me.

rhonda said...

Sagittarius yes if it the profiles.

Hailey Fish said...

Pisces and its me to a T!

Anonymous said...

I am an Aries and boy do I fit the sign. : )


Anita Yancey said...

I am a Scorpio, and it fit me pretty well. Thanks for having the giveaway.


jpetroroy said...

Gemini--no, I'm calmer.

jodi marinich said...

i am a true blue leo

Melanie Backus said...

I am a Leo and it fits me well.

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susieqlaw said...

I am right on the deadline but normally am a Cancer-sometimes a Leo-so I will go with Cancer. Yes!

Bonnie K. said...

I'm Scorpio. I do fit a lot of the traits.

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bn100 said...

Virgo- not really

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I am an Aquarius, and I think it sometimes describes me, but definitely not all the time1

Nova said...

I am a Scorpio through & through!