Author Amy Manemann on writing and Deadly Science

I’m so happy to welcome my friend and colleague Amy Manemann to my blog today, and very excited to present an excerpt from her exciting new book, Deadly Science!

My Life As a Writer

By Amy Manemann

I think I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer, it’s just one of those things that has always seemed to be a part of who I am. I believe I was in 3rd grade when I wrote my first story from a vivid dream I’d had the night before. It was quite a fantastical, sci-fi adventure, involving a bitter battle between two races of beings set far in the future. I couldn’t tell you anything more than that of the story, and sci-fi isn’t a genre I’m much into these days, but I do remember the excitement coursing through me while writing it. Once bitten, the writing bug has been with me ever since!
Writing for me is like breathing, it seems like such a natural, normal thing to do. I laugh when people ask how I can work part time, be a mother of two very active children and manage to write novels on top of it. My answer? Not to rip off Nike’s advertising, but I just do it. I have stories continuously bouncing around in my head, just waiting for me to get them out and onto paper. To not allow them the chance would be just foolishness on my part. I love to write, plain and simple. Eventually, everything else just falls into place.

International best-selling author, Amy Manemann, is the author of Deadly Reunion and Deadly Science, the first two books of the Deadly Series (Taci Andrews Mysteries) and Dracula’s Party, her first children’s book. She resides in her hometown along the Mississippi river with her husband and their two children, where she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, blogging and interviewing authors to feature on her website. Amy is also a site administrator for the World Literary Cafe.

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Chapter Excerpt from Amy’s newest release, Deadly Science, featuring investigative reporter Taci Andrews and her two beaus in hot pursuit; fireman Tony Parson and coworker Gavyn Davis:


I somehow managed to keep my mouth from dropping open, hard as it was. Was it just my imagination or did Gavyn just politely tell Parsons to back off? From the deadly glint in Parsons narrowed eyes I could tell he’d gleaned the same information I had. Great.

Stepping forward Tony clamped a possessive hand on my arm, giving it a gentle tug until I was standing next to him on the sidewalk. Yep, let the pissing match begin. “Thanks for the offer, but she’s already taken care of. Maybe another time.”

Gavyn flashed an easy grin, reaching over to capture my free hand and tug me back to him. “Sorry to rain on your parade, but she’s already taken my offer for a ride home. I guess you can catch her another time.”

Tony’s jaw clenched and he reached a hand over to capture my arm but I sidestepped, slapping my hands on my waist to fix the two of them with an icy stare. Don’t get me wrong; it did a lot for a girl’s ego to have two guys fighting over her, but this was getting ridiculous.

“You know something? I’ve decided that I don’t want a ride home from either of you tonight. Thanks for the offers, but I’ll take my chances with the cab company,” I informed them icily. Turning on my heel I stomped back in the direction of the Times building, coming to a halt when a junked up Ford Fiesta pulled to a stop at the curb. Corey stuck his youthful, pimpled face out the window, shooting me a hopeful smile.

“Doest thou need a ride to yonder castle, M’lady?” he asked. I blew out a sigh. This night had gone from weird to weirder. My current choices included dealing with the testosterone duo or a kid who thinks he’s a knight from Sir Lancelot’s time.

A glance over my shoulder at the scowling Gavyn and jaw clenched Parsons told me I’d be better off with the knight, and I quickly scrambled to the passenger side of the car. A perfect ending to a perfect day, I thought as we pulled away from the curb. A pair of sparkling crystals winked at me from the rearview mirror.

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Amy! Best of luck with your new book!


One Response

  1. Amy Manemann Says:

    Thanks for having me on Bon, it was fun!!

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