My first YA, Forget-Her-Nots, was released in March by Greenwillow/ HarperCollins. It’s about a fourteen-year-old girl who discovers she has a secret, ancestral flower power. Whenever she gives someone flowers, whatever that bloom means in the language of flowers comes true, even when she doesn’t want it to. Anyone who loves flowers, gardening, or is intrigued by the language of flowers will enjoy it!
2. Are there any special events, panels or galleys you are looking forward to?
Everything! But especially the Teen Author Carnival on Monday night. I’m on one of the panels and can’t wait to meet all those amazing YA authors. I feel so honored to be a part of it! I’m also thrilled to meet all the bloggers who have been so sweet and welcoming to me as a debut author. I hope to have time to hang out with them.
3. Will this be your first time attending BEA or are you a veteran? Any advice for those who are going for the first time?
This is my first time, so I’m a little nervous. Any advice welcome!! Tweet me: @amybrecountwhit.
4. Will you be doing an autograph signing at the expo? Any other fun stuff on your agenda?
Yes, I’ll be signing my book at 3 pm on Thursday, so please stop by! I also can’t wait to meet all the Tenners who are going to be there and catch up with author friends, like Leah Cypess and Heidi Kling, I’ve made online.
There’s also an exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden on Emily Dickinson and the language of flowers, so I’ll be headed that way too. J
5. What other projects are you working on that you would like to tell us about?
I’m finishing up my second novel, String Theories, and getting ready to send it to my editors. It’s about a girl who gets in over her head, the physics of relationships, a stream, and getting even when you need to.
Thanks so much for having me, Angela!
Synopsis (Product Description):
When someone leaves three mystery flowers outside her dorm door, Laurel thinks that maybe the Avondale School isn’t so awful after all — until her own body starts to freak out. In the middle of her English presentation on the Victorian Language of Flowers, strange words pop into her head, and her body seems to tingle and hum. Impulsively, Laurel gives the love bouquet she made to demonstrate the language to her spinster English teacher. When that teacher unexpectedly and immediately finds romance, Laurel suspects that something — something magical — is up. With her new friend, Kate, she sets out to discover the origins and breadth of her powers by experimenting on herself and others. But she can’t seem to find any living experts in the field of flower powers to guide her. And her bouquets don’t always do her bidding, especially when it comes to her own crush, Justin. Rumors about Laurel and her flowers fly across campus, and she’s soon besieged by requests from girls — both friends and enemies — who want their lives magically transformed — just in time for prom.
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