The Morning Star: Book Tour and Author Interview
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Interview with Amy:
1. Where did you get the idea for The Morning Star?
It’s been simmering in my mind since 2005, coincidentally with the release of Twilight, but before I
heard about it. I wanted to write a love story between the daughter of Lucifer, and at ﬁrst, with an
archangel. Then I sat on it for a year and decided to go with the concept of his daughter falling in
love with the son of an archangel. Then the whole “Romeo and Juliet” thing came about, warring
families, forbidden love. I just wasn’t sure why Lucifer and this Archangel would be quarreling, so I
sat on it for another year, developing the characters in my head. During that time I came up with the
whole “Cinderella” aspect with the wicked step-mother (Lilith), and her “succu-spawn” half-sister
Venus. I started researching about angels, were there any female ones? All I could ﬁnd was that
they were neither he nor she, so Michaela came about as the lone wolf, so to speak. It all just bled
from there 🙂
2. I understand you are working on the sequel Equinox, but are there any other books planned in
Yes, I am planning on it being a trilogy only at this point. If it gains momentum and I ﬁnd that I
haven’t yet ﬁnished telling Gabriel and Dawn’s story, I will end it with a fourth, or a novella, but as of
now, it’s three.
3. On Goodreads, you say you have 12 other books in the works, OMG! Are you writing all of these
at the same time, or are they just ideas for later?
Currently, I am writing on 3 others besides Equinox right now — a chick-lit/rom-com/mildy-sleazy/
rom-com/romance with a twist called “Catching Frogs” that I am shooting for a mid-April release. I’m
also writing a horror-comedy and a sci-ﬁ aquatic thriller that keeps getting pushed to the back
burner. I actually started writing that one before TMS, and really need to ﬁnish it! The others have a
chapter written, and include another young adult novel, an erotica one, a dystopia political
apocalyptic thriller , a mystery, and one I am really looking forward to writing, a “Sex in the City” type
of novel, but from a guys point of view!
4. Do you have any writing quirks (other than writing an insane amount?
I have quirks, period! I do write better either very early in the morning, say at 5:30 am, and have to
eat a brownie with coffee, or very late at night with a glass of Malbec and some cheese bread. And
if I get stuck on my story, I close it and start working on one of my others 🙂
5. Do you write while listening to music? Any song in particular that you listened to on repeat while
writing The Morning Star.
Always have Spotify or iTunes on. Three songs that were on constant repeat for inspiration were I’ll
follow you into the dark, by Death Cab for Cutie, which is Dawn and Gabriel’s theme song, Oh What
a Thrill, by the Mavericks, just because they are my favorite band, and Dawn and Gabriel’s ﬁrst kiss
almost happen during that song at their concert, and Poison and Wine, by the Civil Wars because it
is so haunting and heartbreaking!
6. Anything else you’d like your readers and fans to know about you?
I am probably the most ridiculously goofy person I know, and have no shame! If someone was to
dare me to do a solo ﬂash mob to Gagnam Style in a crowded mall, no questions asked, I would do
it. I have no problem making an ass out of myself! I fronted a country band a few years ago and we
had an internet hit in Europe. My ﬁrst real job was as a police and ﬁre dispatcher in Los Angeles,
and I even was an extra on a episode of “Rescue 9-1-1” William Shatner was a cool guy. Oh yeah,
and I’ve been a movie extra also, dating myself here — if you ever watch “Great Balls of Fire” at the
very last scene where he’s singing “Wild One”, you can catch me in my blonde hair and bouncing
green scarf on the bottom right of your screen! I’m a descendant of Marie Antoinette. She’s like my
great , great, great, great aunt on my moms side. And also on my mom’s side, my great grandma
was a lover of Nicholas II of Russia. True story! Looking back, I’ve had quite the colorful life, and I
haven’t even used all the crayons yet!