I would like to thank Amber for taking the time to answer a few questions.
BLH: When did you begin Writing?
I started my first novel in the sixth grade. It was about mermaids and the lost city of Atlantis.
BLH: Who is your mentor?
David Farland is the closest thing I have to a mentor. Mostly, I have my beta readers and writer friends. Who do you look up too? Shannon Hale.
BLH: What is your reading pleasure?
I love to read YA fantasy, urban fantasy (thought it’s getting a little predictable), and dystopian.
BLH: If you have any favorite authors, who are they and why?
I absolutely love Shannon Hale and Kristin Cashore. Let’s face it, the girls can write and write well. I also like Brandon Mull, Tolkien, David Farland, Jessica Day George, Clare B Dunkle, Jennifer Roberson, Suzanne Collins, Clare B Dunkle, and Robin McKinley. I could probably go on forever.
BLH: What part of the writing process do you love ? What part do you hate?
I’m really hating how much marketing and editing is taking me away from my first love, creating stories.
BLH: If you could write outside your genre what would that be?
I actually have some works that are outside of YA fantasy. One thriller and some adult fantasy.
BLH: How did you come up with your premise for your books?
Dreams, phrases that circulate in my head, scenes that I build the story around, etc.
BLH: What is scene is easier to write? Harder?
The easiest for me is usually the ending. The hardest is the beginning.
BLH: If you could write with anyone who would that be and why?
See #4 for list of favorite authors. J
BLH: What would you like to say to your readers?
We’re still accepting names from book bloggers interested in reviewing an eBook on their blog. http://amberargyle.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
BLH: Where can your fans find you?
About the Author
I have six finished manuscripts, with two more in the works. My fourth, Witch Song, comes out Sept 1st 2011 from Rhemalda Publishing. In addition to writing, I'm an expert horsewoman, basketball player, and child wrangler.