“There is such a supportive community of writers in Texas who are generous with their time, support, and knowledge.”
— Amanda Waters
A member of the Writers’ League since July 2019, Amanda lives in Houston.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Amanda Waters: Sweet Romance, YA
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
AW: Sally Lloyd-Jones. She’s a children’s book author, and seems like such a delightful person. The first question I’d ask her is what interesting thing she saw along the way to meet for our drink, because she seems to have a real gift for observing and noticing things, and I’d love to get a peek into her brain in that way.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
AW: The first thing that popped into my mind is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, because it would keep me entertained for a long time! Although if I could cheat a little and pick a whole series, I’d take the Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
AW: There is such a supportive community of writers in Texas who are generous with their time, support, and knowledge.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
AW: I’d love to write and publish more novels that people enjoy reading and passing on to their friends — sounds simple, of course, but we all know it’s not! I’m currently working on a short story and a second novel starring minor characters in my first book, and I have an idea for some YA fiction that I’d like to branch off into one day.
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
AW: I really enjoyed the non-fiction book It’s a Love Story, by Houston based writer Lincee Ray. It’s part memoir, part collection of essays about love in many forms. The author grew up in a small town in Texas and writes some really touching and humorous stories that are so relatable and entertaining and very much capture growing up and living in East Texas. I like a book that makes me laugh, and this one definitely had me laughing out loud at times!
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
AW: My novel You Again is available now! It’s a sweet character-driven romance about a 62 year old widow who unexpectedly reconnects with her first love who broke her heart at 17. You can find out more information on my website along with book club resources and a link to my monthly newsletter where I talk about books I’m reading and other fun stuff. It’s also where you can hear about upcoming projects.
Thank you, Amanda!
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