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Lost Perfection Published on Visual Verse

I love the Visual Verse website. Every month they have a picture prompt and writers are asked to submit a 500-word piece based on the picture. Your objective is to give yourself an hour and then submit the piece using their online form. I find this a really useful creative exercise and have had a number of pieces published on their site. The picture prompt for December resulted in a poem called Lost Perfection which is now live on their website.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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20 Questions to Ask Your Characters Before You Write

In today’s post, I want to talk about character profiles and how they can benefit your writing. Whether you are a plotter or a pantser, these questions can really help you get into your characters head and your writing to flow a lot better.

20 Questions To Ask Your Characters

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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Finding Forever Makes List of Best Books 2017

On Wednesday evening I was both shocked and thrilled to discover that my debut novella, Finding Forever, had made the list of 98 Best Books 2017 according to Goodreads Users. I couldn’t believe it and had to go through the list a few times before it actually sunk in. But, there it was, my book sitting at #93 on the list alongside some amazing authors. I’ve included a screenshot below.

Finding Forever Best Books 2017

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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Interview with Author C.A. King

Today on my blog I’m delighted to have author C.A. King.

Author C.A. King Interview Questions

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

PrideSmallC.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford, Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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Interview With Author Richard Crofton

Author Interviews
Today on my blog I’m delighted to have author Richard Crofton. Richard writes supernatural thrillers and horror novels and I’ll let him tell you all about that in the interview below.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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The Page A Day Writing Challenge and Why It Works

Page A Day ChallengeIt’s been a busy writing year for me and today I wanted to talk about the Page A Day Writing Challenge and how it helped me to write the novel I’d always dreamed of.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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Interview With Author Karen Glista

Author InterviewsToday on my blog I’m delighted to introduce Author Karen Glista. I’m actually reading Karen’s book Embellished at the moment and it’s really good, so I was chuffed when she agreed to take part in my author interview series. I hope you enjoy finding out about Karen and I’ve included her book Embellished and buy links at the bottom of this post.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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Interview with Author Jim Mosquera

Author InterviewsToday I am delighted to have an interview with author Jim Mosquera on my blog. Jim writes thrillers and non-fiction books and I’ll let him tell you all about this below.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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A Visit From Grandma – Visual Verse Publication

Visual Verse March 2017I’m delighted to announce a new publication on Visual Verse. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I absolutely love their monthly picture prompts and try my best to take part each month. The aim is to look at the picture and then give yourself 1 hour to write up to 500 words. The picture changes every month and they publish submitted pieces throughout the month so be sure to check back often. I have found that they tend to publish most pieces on a Friday.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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Author Interview with Sarah Dunster

Author InterviewsWelcome to my new Author Interview series. Today I have Sarah Dunster who has kindly agreed to answer my questions. I am hoping that this will be a new weekly feature here on my blog, so be sure to keep an eye out for your favorite author.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish author. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She writes paranormal, fantasy, and romantic fiction. She has published works available on Amazon including her bestselling non-fiction title “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness. Amanda has also received a publishing contract for a number children’s story book with the first title coming in fall 2017.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

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