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Author Interview: Amy Brecount White

An author you will not forget, Amy White, joins us today! (Did you totally catch the ‘you will not forget’ and the title of her book similarity? Should I stop with the whole trying to be funny? Yeah…)

With a cover in a lovely shade of pink, here’s some info on Forget-Her-Nots:

When someone leaves three mystery flowers outside her dorm door, Laurel thinks that maybe the Avondale School isn’t so awful after all — until her own body starts to freak out.

In the middle of her English presentation on the Victorian Language of Flowers, strange words pop into her head, and her body seems to tingle and hum. Impulsively, Laurel gives the love bouquet she made to demonstrate the language to her spinster English teacher. When that teacher unexpectedly and immediately finds romance, Laurel suspects that something — something magical — is up.

With her new friend, Kate, she sets out to discover the origins and breadth of her powers by experimenting on herself and others. But she can’t seem to find any living experts in the field of flower powers to guide her. And her bouquets don’t always do her bidding, especially when it comes to her own crush, Justin.

Rumors about Laurel and her flowers fly across campus, and she’s soon besieged by requests from girls — both friends and enemies — who want their lives magically transformed — just in time for prom.

Interview of awesome flower power:

1. Finally! Flower power!!! Where’d this idea come from?!

I’ve always loved gardening, and I found out about the language of flowers when I was a freelance writer on the lookout for story ideas. I never wrote the article, but I did make a symbolic bouquet, a tussie-mussie, for a friend who was very ill. She loved it, and I so wanted my flowers wishes to come true. Then I started thinking, what if they did….

2. Silly questions this may be but… can you look at flowers the same now?

No, I definitely look at flowers differently. I can’t walk by one without smelling it. If it has no scent for me, I wonder if it would for my main character Laurel?

3. If you could dress up as anything you wanted for Halloween, what would it be?

I’d be a tussie-mussie of orange crocuses (for mirth), snowdrops (for hope), and parsley (for the feast of life, because I plan on eating lots of chocolate!)

4. Oh no! You’re at a Hallows Eve Party and at 12am you actually become what you were dressed up as! Who/what would you be dressed up as?

Yikes!! I probably would have been lazy and thrown a witch’s hat on and grabbed a broom. Although magic powers could be fun, and I’d be a white witch, of course.

5. What’s next in your writing career?

Just finished up a contemporary novel called String Theories. It’s about a 14 y.o. girl who gets in over her head, a stream, the physics of relationships, and getting even.

Thank you White bellflowers for hosting me!

Omg, if String Theories is literally about the physics of relationships, I’m at the bookstore at midnight! And if it’s not, it STILL sounds awesome! 14 y.o… I can relate! 😉

Thanks for stopping by at the crossroads, Amy!

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