Interview with Amanda Clark

What do you read for pleasure?
All the things! I love to read and read a wide variety of books. I tend most toward romance and YA.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
An older style keyboard Kindle. I like how it's simple, straightforward, and only for reading.
Describe your desk
Actually I use an end table in my living room to write at. I have an old laptop that I use for writing because it doesn't connect to the internet (I am easily distracted).
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town, in Iowa! My books are based in a small Iowa town. They say to write what you know, and I know small town Iowa living. I adore it and I wouldn't live anywhere else.
When did you first start writing?
When I learned to hold a pen. I have diaries that date back to my preschool days and even they are full of creative writing.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Most people assume that indie authors have been turned down by traditional publishers, that's not so in my case. I haven't been turned down because I've never tried. For me writing is an escape and a joy. I want to do it my way, on my terms and my deadlines. I want to own every triumph and every failure equally. My stories are my babies and I want to take full responsibility for them, good or bad.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting away for a little while and watching a small glimmer of an idea become a full-length book. I will never cease to be amazed by that process. From typing the first letter on the page to ending the story. It's amazing.
What are you working on next?
I always have more Hanesworth irons on the fire, but I also have a few other top secret things up my sleeve!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading! Or hanging out with my family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By word of mouth or random browsing.
What is your writing process?
I'm not much of a plotter. I get an idea and I write it. Sometimes I get an idea for a scene that will happen way down the line so I write it out and save it for later, but otherwise I start at the top and just go with it.
Published 2016-03-18.
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Books by This Author

Better Than Your Best
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » General
Taking care of the Edwards kids at the last minute is nothing out of the ordinary for Jenna. When she gets a text to pick them up from school it's just another Friday night. That is until neither of their parents surface after dinner. When Jenna calls Jesse Edwards it becomes clear that it's now up to the two of them to raise the family together from two different homes. Can they handle the chaos?
Too Pretty for Jail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,090. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Heather McCall has worked tirelessly to rebuild her life over the last five years. She's clean, sober, and determined to make a place for herself in the same small town where she woke up to the downward spiral her life was in. She doesn't have time for men or dating...but will that remain her stance when Jake Erickson walks back into her world?
Gianna's Christmas Wish
Price: Free! Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A short, sweet tale of a little girl and her very big Christmas wish. Big secrets and past choices come to light for both Rick and Shelby in this 15,000 word short story all thanks to the wishes and prayers of a little girl.
No Deal Breakers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,220. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » General
One depressed would-be groom and one runaway with a dark past collide and make a split second decision to marry. Marriage seems the only answer to both of their problems. Brian just wants a wife and a family. Aria needs safety, home, and as far away from her past as she can get.