Sideshow Hits the Road!

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Today’s the day!

My little novel sideshow is hitting the road and going out into the world. I can’t imagine a prouder day for an author than the day their book grows its wings and takes flight into the wild. </mixed metaphors.>

I have been quite the mix of nervous anticipation and utter exhilarated joy for quite awhile and now the whole cavalcade of emotions is rushing around. It’s actually a pretty great feeling.

I won’t hold you up too long. Mainly because, right now, all I can do is gush about how excited I am for you all to read my book.  So without further adieu, today’s Virtual Book Tour stops! We will be hosting new stops until September 7th, so be sure to check out all of these wonderful blogs.

Today’s virtual book tour stops:

SideshowCoverThe Novel Approach  In which I talk about my love of stuffed artichokes and explain how to make them

Unquietly Me In which I discuss Suprema’s first carnival act and the influence of Newsies on my writing.

Velvet Panic In which I discuss the 10 moments that stayed with me from literature I have read.

Bayou Book Junkie  In which I discuss how hard it is to come up with a title.

 

 

And if you haven’t ordered your copy yet, there are plenty of ways to do so: Interlude Press  || Amazon  || Barnes and Noble|| Smashwords || All Romance eBooks || Indiebound

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Coming This Summer From Interlude Press!

COMING THIS SUMMER: SIDESHOW by Amy Stilgenbauer

Abby Amaro wants to sing at La Scala Opera House, but she’s a good girl, and in 1957 good girls get married. Still, when she receives her first marriage proposal, she freezes, knowing the way her suitor makes her feel bodes trouble. When he won’t take no for an answer, she flees, joining up with a traveling carnival.

Thanks to a burlesque trapeze artist and the world’s saddest clown, Abby bides her time and fits in until she can rejoin the world she knows. She doesn’t expect a sideshow strongwoman named Suprema, who captures her imagination. As the carnival makes its way across the Midwest, Abby learns much more than she had ever imagined—about herself, about her identity, and, most importantly, about love.

Source: Interlude Press – COMING THIS SUMMER:  SIDESHOW by Amy Stilgenbauer…

Yay! Hi! I am so excited to get to announce that this is happening!

I poured my heart and soul into this book and into writing these characters (a few of whom may be familiar to you *wink wink*). I’m sure I’ll be talking much, much more about it in the weeks to come, but for now, I’m just going to do a happy dance off into the sunset.

Now Available: The Curse of Mnemosyne, Season of the Witch #7

MnemosyneCoverebookNew Year, New Season of the Witch volume!

In The Curse of Mnemosyne we follow Cerise Mooreland as she falls through a sea of memory from the day she learned to what Jack really was to the day of her fifth birthday where she met the mysterious Aine. When she finally wakes, she finds herself in a strange land that she assumes is the Underland, but is it?

The Curse of Mnemosyne is shorter and only focused on one character, much in the vein of Ides, but more importantly I think you’ll all enjoy it, so go on and check it out!

 

 

 

 

PS: If you’re interested being the first to listen to the audiobooks, you should hop on over to Patreon. Subscribers get sneak peeks and help keep the series going.

Now Available: The Chaos Gate, Season of the Witch #6

 

The Chaos Gate Book CoverI am so excited to share this one with you! We’re really getting into the meat of the Season the Witch story now. That’s not to say that there won’t be any more character introduction or flashback volumes, but things are about to start going down.

For thousands of years, The Chaos Gate has sat unopened and ignored by all but those who dream of it. The world behind them is one that Graziella would rather not discuss, but when Alice starts dreaming of them, she can avoid the topic no more.

Meanwhile, the Harvest witches are more than a little perturbed that one of their own has gone over to the dark side and demand action from their leaders. While they enlist an old face with a grudge to enact revenge, Cerise and Moira decide to take a trip to the Underland and get her back themselves. Unfortunately for Cerise, Moira has an agenda all her own.

So head on over and check it out!

 

 

 

PS: If you’re interested being the first to listen to the audiobooks, you should hop on over to Patreon. Subscribers get sneak peeks and help keep the series going.

Now Available: Falling Stone, Season of the Witch #5

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I’ve had this one ready to go for awhile, but I’ve been nervous about publishing it. It’s the first book of the Patreon; there were some emotional glitches; etc, but Falling Stone  is an important part of the series because the overall story is starting to come together, even if the characters don’t realize it yet. I am excited to share it with all of you.

A few months ago, Henry Danvers, an accomplished food critic, published a scathing article dismissing Midwestern America as a “cultural wasteland”. Restaurant owner, Raymond Mooreland took umbrage to this and called Danvers’ bluff. Unfortunately for Henry this trip to Ohio has been set in the Book of Fates for some time. Or has it?

In this 5th installment of Season of the Witch, we meet a young man who is determined not to die and who has a few tricks up his sleeves that even he doesn’t realize. We also finally get to check in on Jaclyn’s new gig and see how things are going with some old friends we first met in Red.

The end of year one is upon us and exciting things are starting to happen in the Season of the Witch universe. Make sure to check out Falling Stone on Smashwords or where ever you get your ebooks. (I’m thinking of putting together a download section for the blog or something similar. Stay tuned for that)*

 

 

 

*And don’t forget about the Season of the Witch Patreon! Help me keep this series going!

Now Available: Red, Season of the Witch #4

CoverRedebookExciting News!

The next installment in the Season of the Witch series is available now on Smashwords and pretty much wherever you buy your ebooks!

Red tells the story of Clarissa LaRoux, a young nurse living in Detroit. One minute she is drinking coffee in her apartment in 1965; the next, she’s waking up in a hospital. It’s 48 years later, but she hasn’t aged a day.

With the help of her old school friend, Opaline, now in her mid seventies, she sets out to discover what happened to her and whether or not it had anything to do with the strange goblin that appeared at her window that fateful night.

Red, in true Season of the Witch fashion blends the trouble myth of Detroit’s very own lutin with the Eastern European legend of the fern flower and of course the brewing trouble between the witches of the Harvest and the Underland. It’s a can’t miss.

So get your copy today!

 

 

 

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A Super Cool Birthday Present for Me!

I had been working on a post more generally about this being the 28th anniversary of my birth, but that will have to wait. I have some great news!

My novel, What Does Your Smile Say About You? has been chosen for publication on JukePop Serials!

Now, some of you may be wondering what that means, so I’ll give you a quick overview: JukePop is a fun, new publishing mechanism that curates and manages serials (stories released chapter by chapter — much in the way good ole Charlie Dickens once did it). On JukePop readers cast votes (helping the authors get rewards) and can communicate with the authors about the stories.

That’s why I choose JukePop as a mechanism for WDYSSAY? Smile has been described as “Game of Thrones in sweater sets”. It’s the story of four competing sororities at a small liberal arts college and what happens to them over one contentious pledging period. Sure, we are squarely set in the Chick Lit genre here and I am proud of that. I think there’s something to be said about a diverse cast of girls who I assure you will be doing more than just in-fighting against a rather inconsiderate house ghost. But the thing about WDYSSAY? is this: I want to hear from you, my readers, about the story, and your input will be what make it a success.

The first chapter is live, so head on over and check it out: What Does Your Smile Say About You?