I'm excited to have 5 Prince Publishing author Amy Gale in our Spotlight today! Check out the giveaway at the end of this post! You could win an eBook copy of Amy's book!
Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.
What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
I love sharing the stories in my head with the rest of the world. It’s awesome to meet new people and make friends. I never thought I’d have the opportunity to chat with people from all over the world about books. It’s a surreal experience.
What genre(s) do you write?
New Adult Romance and Contemporary Romance
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m a plotter. I write an extensive outline, depicting my storyline, plot twists, and GMC’s before I even start chapter one.
How much time did it take from writing your first book to having it published?
It took me four months to write my debut novel and about a year to edit it. When I finally found the courage to submit it, it took about four months from the time I signed my contract until it was in my hand.
What other careers have you had?
When I’m not writing romance novels, I’m a full time pharmacist at a local retail pharmacy.
Are any of your characters based on real people or events?
I think my personality shines through in my characters. None of the events in Blissful Tragedy happened in real life. Sorry folks, purely fiction.
What’s something fans would find fascinating about you?
I love animals and I’m actively involved in many local organizations to help find homes for homeless pets.
How do your family and/or friends feel about your book or writing venture in general?
My family and friends are my biggest fans. I’m extremely lucky to have such a powerful support system. I’m truly blessed.
Where are you from?
Please tell us 5 miscellaneous facts about yourself.
I love the beach
I’m a huge rock music fan and love seeing live concerts
I’m a horror movie buff
I have a sweet tooth and consider chocolate a food group
I turn into a five year old around Christmas time
Please share with us your future projects and upcoming releases.
I’m working on my second novel, currently called Wrecked. It’s almost ready to submit for publication.
How to contact Amy L Gale:
Ambitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she’s offered the soon to be open position she’s been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there’s only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favorite band, Devil’s Garden, but fun turns into utter embarrassment when she insults the enticingly confident lead singer, Van Sinclair. Van is intrigued by Lexie’s ability to resist his charm and secretly obtains her cell number. Shocked but eager to get to know this captivating rocker, Lexie accepts Van’s invitation to see his next show, which requires an overnight stay. The overwhelming feelings that follow take them both by surprise, and with two months left before starting her sought after new position, Lexie joins the tour. As she’s catapulted into the world of groupies and wild parties, she questions Van’s commitment to her. So what happens at summer’s end when time runs out?
Excerpt of Blissful Tragedy:
CHAPTER 1—THE CONCERT
An eerie silence takes over the dark night sky. I stare straight ahead and breathe slowly, trying to ignore the pounding of my heart. The crisp, cool, spring air caresses my body and heightens my senses. I shiver slightly. The bone-rattling drum beat pulsates through my chest. I jump up from my seat as the guitar screams its heavy ear-splitting shriek, like a choir of electric angels. A frenzy of loud cheers emerges, piercing through the calmness as hundreds of fans leap to their feet. The bright lights focus on center stage. I take a deep breath and stare at the silhouette slowly being illuminated.
Van Sinclair stands so close that if I lunged forward, I’d crash into six feet of pure muscle. My eyes fixate on his light-brown, shoulder length, perfectly messy hair that frames his chiseled face. Then, they travel down to the tight black T-shirt that clings to every sculpted muscle of his torso, flaunting them in just the right way. My lips part and chills flood my body causing the hair on the back of my neck to stand on end. I hold in a deep breath and slowly exhale as he grips the microphone stand, pulling it close to his body. He closes his eyes and begins to belt out the lyrics. His raw powerful tones, both decades old and brand new at the same time, resonate through the night sky. Hot lights shining down on the stage highlight a bead of sweat that runs down his arm, over the impeccably detailed dragon tattooed on his left bicep. He lifts his head and looks into the crowd. My heart races as I stare into his exquisite emerald green eyes, mesmerized.
“Oh my God, he’s so hot!” Brooke yells into my ear, breaking my trance. “His picture doesn’t do him justice.”
“You can say that again,” Sydney agrees.
Breathless, all I can do is nod.
Devil’s Garden is promoting their best album yet. Even though the two-thousand-seat amphitheater is not the largest of venues, it’s sold out tonight. A wall of bodies closes in, pushing us toward the stage. The hard wood against my palms keeps the crowd at bay. Can it keep me from being crushed for the whole two hour set? My skin glistens as the three of us sway, moving to the music. Wait, is Van Sinclair watching me? Yeah right, like that would happen.