Tuesday, March 10, 2020

This is NOT the end for Amy Impellizzeri...plus a book giveaway

Today we are pleased to welcome Amy Impellizzeri. (Her last name is just so much fun to look at. :) ) Her latest novel, I Know How This Ends, published last week. It's a follow-up to her debut, Lemongrass Hope, but can be read as a standalone. And it's about time travel. Amy has one print copy for a lucky reader!

Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up exec, and award-winning author. After spending a decade at one of the top law firms in the country, Amy left to advocate for working women, eventually landing at a VC-backed start-up company, Hybrid Her (named by ForbesWoman as a top website for women in 2010 and 2011), while writing her first novel, LEMONGRASS HOPE (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2014), named a 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Bronze Winner (Romance). Her sophomore novel, SECRETS OF WORRY DOLLS was released on December 1, 2016, and was an Editor's Pick in Foreword Reviews Magazine.

Amy's third novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA, released in October 2017 and was an inaugural pick for Francis Ford Coppola Winery's Book & Bottles. Amy's fourth novel, WHY WE LIE, published March 5, 2019.

Amy is a Tall Poppy Writer, Past President of the Women's Fiction Writers Association, and a contributor to She is Fierce! and Women Writers, Women's Books. Amy's essays and articles have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Glass Hammer, Divine Caroline, ABA's Law Practice Today, and Skirt! Magazine, among more.

Amy currently lives in rural Pennsylvania where she works and plays and keeps up on all of the latest research confirming that large volumes of coffee are indeed good for you. (Bio adapted from Amazon.)

Visit Amy online:

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What if you finally stop running away from the story you were always meant to tell?

I KNOW HOW THIS ENDS is a time-bending novel about a young reporter swept into a story about family secrets and twisted fate when time travelers collide.

In the spring of 2020, an ambitious journalist, Rory Garcia, gets detoured on her way to a protest at New York City Hall, and stumbles upon the commencement ceremony of a very special class, composed completely of 37 students born to women who were pregnant on 9/11. They are, in fact, the very first graduating high school class of true 9/11 survivors. Valedictorian, Hope Campton, is scheduled to give the commencement speech for the class at Carnegie Hall, but delays and absences threaten to ruin the day.

While Rory is waiting, a mysterious stranger tells her a time-bending tale about epic love, loss, and sacrifice, and suddenly the story Rory thinks she is covering becomes so much more.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

“A magical and moving tale of love and loss, hope and redemption, I KNOW HOW THIS ENDS explores the winding and complex journeys we take to find where we ultimately belong. In this time-bending and totally unique story, Amy Impellizzeri once again proves herself a true standout voice in the fiction world.”
-Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

“With this compelling follow-up to her bestselling book Lemongrass Hope, Impellizzeri stretches the boundaries of time, love, and family with an imaginative premise that leads the reader to think...what if? We all wonder how life might have turned out if we'd made different choices and I KNOW HOW THIS ENDS explores this possibility for Kate, Ian, Rob, and Dee. It was a delight to return to these characters, but readers new to Impellizzeri can just as easily be captivated by this standalone story. Be prepared to tell yourself, "Just one more chapter..."

-Camille di Maio, Bestselling Author of THE MEMORY OF US & THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
My favorite compliment is when people have said that when they get to the end of my books, they want to go back and start over with what they now know. While all of my books are very different, they all have a twist at or near the end that potentially makes the book a new story the second time around!

What is something you learned from writing previous novels that you applied to I Know How This Ends?
Everything! Seriously, though, the hope for all writers is to get better with each book. From a technical aspect, I've learned a lot about pacing and dialogue that I have incorporated into this story. From a pure story point of view, I learned that people still love Kate and Ian as much as I do. And I hope I did this next chapter of their story justice!

If I Know How This Ends were made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
Oh, let's see. Its predecessor LEMONGRASS HOPE has been cast a few times by bloggers, and I've always been partial to the idea of Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender playing Kate and Ian. Rory is a brand new character and I have lots of ideas for her. But I loved Lucy Boynton in Bohemian Rhapsody, so I'll throw that idea out there into the universe!

What TV series are you currently binge watching?
I am going to keep my Bachelor vice completely to myself, thank you very much. But my daughter and I are binge-watching Gilmore Girls together, and I just started Schitt's Creek and For Life to accommodate every one of my moods.

What is something that would surprise people to learn about you?
That my car is so messy on the inside I actually can't even offer you a ride anywhere. Or maybe that wouldn't surprise you?! I like to keep people thinking that I've got my act together and that I'm good at balancing a lot of different things and wearing a lot of different hats, but the thing that's gotta give is definitely the inside of my car. Please don't ask me for a ride!

If we were to check out your hometown, what are some must-see places we should visit?
Well, my parents still live in my childhood home, so that's my favorite place to visit when I go back home to Allentown, Pennsylvania. My mom's gardens and my father's handmade bamboo fence are inspiring sights. But I guess I'd want you to drive around and see the Rose Gardens, the local wineries, and the Farmer's Market (where I had my first gig selling produce!) just so you wouldn't think it's all doom and gloom like the Billy Joel song says!

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

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Carla S. said...

The Time Traveler's Wife.

Nancy P said...

Somewhere in Time

traveler said...

Back to the Future.

Nancy said...

I had a hard time thinking of a time travel movie that I had seen, but then I remembered Back to the Future, that oldie but goodie movie.

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dstoutholcomb said...

13 going on 30

diannekc said...

Somewhere In Time!

Mary Preston said...


Rita Wray said...

Back to the Future was a good movie.

Jeanne said...

Somewhere In Time

bn100 said...

no fav

Grandma Cootie said...

Back to the Future

Xia Lee said...

Back to the Future