One Wish with Amanda Ashby GCC Interview

Welcome to the Girlfriend's Cyber Circuit, a  web ring of YA authors dedicated to bringing you the latest news about YA releases and interviews with the fabulous people responsible for them.

I'm honored to be a new member, and look forward to hosting all the members here.  Today, I welcome Amanda Ashby, author of the SOPHIE'S MIXED UP MAGIC books!


Be careful what you wish for…
After Sophie accidentally gets herself turned into a djinn, she starts to think that it might not be so bad after all. (Of course, that’s after she gets the whole orange skin problem sorted out.) Who wouldn’t enjoy having the power to grant wishes! But when Sophie develops RWD (Random Wish Disorder) and can’t STOP granting wishes, things get more than a little mixed-up!

And that spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E…
As Sophie gets used to her magic, her relationship with the adorable Jonathan Tait is blossoming. There’s only one problem: Jonathan’s twin sister, Melissa. She’s a total mean girl who seems intent on making Sophie’s life miserable. On top of that, Melissa somehow seems to sense that Sophie has powers–and manages to bind Sophie to her in a totally self-serving way. Can Sophie figure out a way out of this–without ruining her chances with Jonathan?

Amanda Ashby was born in Australia and after spending the last sixteen years dividing her time between England and New Zealand, she’s finally moved back and now lives on the Sunshine Coast. When she’s not moving country, she likes to write books (okay, she also likes to eat chocolate, watch television and sit around doing not much, but let’s just keep that amongst ourselves, shall we?)
She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book, You Had Me at Halo was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice award, and her first young adult book Zombie Queen of Newbury High was listed by the New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age 2010. Her latest release, Fairy Bad Day, has been selected by Voya as one of their Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2012 and is a SCBWI Crystal Kite Award finalist for the Australia/NZ region. You can visit Amanda's website here. 

Now, for my questions!
  1. If you could have one wish that would allow you to do something you've always wanted to do (and Ryan Gosling isn't an appropriate answer), what would it be?
  2. Hahahaha – that is making me giggle!! My heroine Sophie has to learn the hard way that wishing for things always comes at a price, however, since I laugh in the face of karma (well, only when it’s not looking) I wish I could go back in time and hang out with Georgette Heyer who wrote the most amazing Regency books!
2. Why?
She was amazing writer and I loved her sense of humor so I’m kind of hoping that some of it might rub off!

1 comment:

  1. Amanda, these sound adorable and fun and I can't wait to get my hands on your books! Myra, thank you for intro-ing me to Amanda's books.

    (And, yes, Ryan Gosling is an answer.)


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