Amy Hatvany graduated with a degree in Sociology only to discover most sociologists are unemployed. Soon followed a variety of jobs – some of which she loved, like decorating wedding cakes; others which she merely tolerated, like receptionist. In 1998, Amy finally decided to sell her car, quit her job, and take a chance on her passion: writing books.
Her background in sociology inspires and informs much of her writing as she tackles timely and controversial issues in her novels including mental illness, domestic abuse, and alcoholism. She is the author of Best Kept Secret, Outside the Lines, The Language of Sisters, Heart Like Mine, and Safe with Me.
Amy spends most of her time with her husband, her two children, and her “bonus child.” Their blended family also includes two four-legged hairy children, commonly known as Black Lab mutts. When Amy’s not with friends or family, she is most likely reading, cooking, or zoning out on certain reality television shows. Top Chef is a current favorite. She eagerly awaits auditions for the cast of “Top Author.” (Bio adapted from Amy's website.)
Visit Amy at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Synopsis of Somewhere Out There:
Natalie Clark knew never to ask her sensitive adoptive mother questions about her past. She doesn’t even know her birth mother’s name—only that the young woman signed parental rights over to the state when Natalie was a baby. Now Natalie’s own daughter must complete a family tree project for school, and Natalie is determined to unearth the truth about her roots.
Brooke Walker doesn’t have a family. At least, that’s what she tells herself after being separated from her mother and her little sister at age four. Having grown up in a state facility and countless foster homes, Brooke survives the only way she knows how, by relying on herself. So when she discovers she’s pregnant, Brooke faces a heart-wrenching decision: give up her baby or raise the child completely on her own. Scared and confused, she feels lost until a surprise encounter gives her hope for the future.
How do our early experiences—the subtle and the traumatic—define us as adults? How do we build relationships when we’ve been deprived of real connection? Critically acclaimed author Amy Hatvany considers controversial and complicated questions about childhood through the lens of her finely crafted characters in this astute novel about mending wounds by diving into the truth of what first tore us apart. (Courtesy of Amazon.)
Autumn is hands down my favorite season.
Favorite thing about this season overall: Beautiful changing leaves, long sunny days followed by a cool, crisp bite in the air at night.
In the fall…
Favorite thing to eat: Soft and chewy molasses cookies rolled in crunchy, decorative sugar crystals.
Favorite thing to drink: Hot spiced apple cider
Favorite thing to wear: Knee high leather boots!
Favorite holiday that occurs: Thanksgiving.
Favorite thing to do: Take a walk in the forest to look at the leaves, then find the perfect one to bring home and press inside a book.
Thanks to Amy for visiting with us and to BookSparks for sharing her book with our readers. This is part of their "Winter is Booked" tour. Enter to win their Somewhere Out There prize pack by March 10th. Thanks also to Atria for coordinating this interview.
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