Another New Silver Pen: Amy Ripley!!
Huge congratulations to Amy Ripley of SoCal. She hit Silver Pen, writing >15,000 words on her NaNoWriMo project, and we’re so excited to share more about her!
Feel free to leave Amy a message on her website, Twitter, Instagram, NaNoWriMo, or Malala Fundraiser page. I’m sure she’d love to hear from you!!
Keep reading to learn more about her and her NaNoWriMo project!
What is your favorite book and/or author, and what draws you to them?
How dare you guys ask this of a writer! :O Okay, well, one of my favorite series is The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I even have the lamp post tattooed on my arm, and wrote an award-winning TV script about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien’s friendship, called “The Inklings.” #nerdalert 🙄 More recently, I have become a huge fan of N.K. Jemisin and want to read ALL THE WORDS. And Neil Gaiman will always have my heart.
Is this your first book? If not, what was the first book you ever finished writing? Tell us a little about it.
This is the first book I ever tried to write (I think it was back in 2014, yikes!), but I wasn’t ready. I put it away and started working on something else, a book I finished earlier this year. It’s called Second Kin. It’s a YA historical fantasy about sisters and fae and magical secrets, set in a small Elizabethan colony next to a dangerous forest. Currently querying!
What’s the working title of your NaNoWriMo17 project?
Give us an elevator pitch of your project.
Share your favorite line/short paragraph from your book so far.
Therese came into this world naked and crying and 16 years old, washed up on Sophia’s doorstep in a summer storm.
How did you hear about the Mighty Pens?
Sooz’s twitter, I think! *waves*
What inspired you to join the Mighty Pens?
Thank YOU, Amy!! And congrats again! Keep doing what you’re doing!
Kourtney R. Brandon
November 16, 2017 @ 1:10 am
Yes, definitely keep doing what you’re doing. I admire your courage, and willingness to share your work even though it puts you in a vulnerable place. Also your inspiration for joining the Mighty Pens, what a great cause! I have had the privilege to read a lot of your work and I am excited for Oceanside!