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Thursday, July 19, 2007

A book tag

My friend and one of the first folks to encourage me on my writing journey, Deb Raney, tagged me with a unique meme especially for writers and readers.

1. What's the one book or writing project you haven't yet written but still hope to?

I have a three book women's fiction with a bit of humor and a lot of heart that I'd love to find a home for some day. Book one, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, is finished, but the other two are plotted and waiting to be birthed. Here's the series blurb...

Kara wants connection.
Ellie wants a happy home.
Megan wants a mom.

When their mundane lives turn insane, three mothers play hide and seek—not with their children, but with their hearts. Baby woes, husband troubles, and family secrets have these women tasting forbidden fruit and ducking like Eve behind the fig tree. A crisis counseling retreat draws them together and points them in a new direction. But only when Kara, Ellie, and Megan realize their crazy lives are God’s invitation to seek Him do they give up childish games and find healing.

2. If you had one entire day in which to do nothing but read, what book would you start with?

I have a huge stack of books from ICRS and at the top are Cindy Woodsmall's When the Morning Comes and Camy Tang's Sushi for One. Mark's new book, The Void, was all gone when I tried to add one to my stack. I've been looking forward to this story ever since I finished Mark's From the Belly of the Dragon, one of my all-time favorite books.

3. What was your first writing "instrument" (besides pen and paper)?

A Dell PC that served us faithfully for many years and now belongs to my kiddos to play learning games. I'm amazed the dinosaur still works!

4. What's your best guess as to how many books you read in a month?

Like Deb, I keep track of all the books I've read. When I took my first step on this writing path, I read seven books the first month. Since then I read between 30 and 45 books a year. Not counting all the classic children’s books and historical biographies I read with my kiddos for school.

5. What's your favorite writing "machine" you've ever owned?

I'm pretty happy to have a flat screen Dell that meets my needs and doesn't follow me on vacation. ;-)

6. Think historical fiction: what's your favorite time period in which to read?

I'm so not a historical fiction reader, but of the few I've read and enjoyed Tricia Goyer's WWII and Spanish Civil War series are wonderful.

7. What's the one book you remember most clearly from your youth (childhood or teens)?

The stories I remember most vividly are: Macbeth (I had an AWESOME 7th grade English teacher and we acted out tons of Shakespeare's work.), Catcher in the Rye (This book still haunts me at times. I tried to read it again as an adult and it was a totally different experience. I'm hoping that means I've matured some. LOL), and Beowulf (I've always loved this story/poem. It was a real treat to read it again with my kiddos when we studying the Medieval time period in school last year.).

Now I get to tag some friends to come out in the blogsphere and play: Mark Mynheir, Creston Mapes, Camy Tang, Meg Moseley, Missy Tippens, Tricia Goyer, Dineen Miller


Dineen A. Miller said...

Cool answers! I learned more about you. LOL! I'm off to post mine now. :-)

Camy Tang said...

Aw, I'm so honored I'm on your one-day-to-read list!

My answers are up here:

Readers Writers Meme


Creston Mapes said...

Who's it....I'm not sure how to play this kind of tag! Darn it...I always was bad at games.

Amy Wallace said...


So what did you learn about me that you didn't know? ;-)


You're definitely at the top of my TBR pile! I love a good chick lit any day.


You're it! All you have to do it copy the questions and answer them on your blog. You can do it!

Meg said...

Okay, Amy! I'm playing. I just posted my answers.

Meg said...

Oh, I guess I should tell ya how to find my blog, huh?

It's, also known as My Sadly Neglected Blog.

Rel said...

Like the sound of your writing project!!!

Unknown said...

Your women's fiction trilogy sounds fantastic, what a great blurb! Hope Multnomah shakes out a contract for it soon! :)

Fun reading your answers, memes are a great way to get to know all those neat little details!


Amy Wallace said...

Thanks Mary and Rel! I love this series, but right now I have no idea what God is doing with it. ;-)

Amy Wallace said...


Thanks for playing! I do these memes just for you. ;-)

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