The Ginger Villain

villains are people too

#NoteToSelf

I first heard about the Note To Self project on Twitter. It’s a series of interviews with happy, successful adult women geared toward inspiring teen girls. The women are interviewed about what their lives and world were like when they were fifteen, lessons learned from that time in their lives, and the joys of their […]

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Podcast Appearance!

In the lead-up to the release of Rites & Desires, I was honored and privileged to speak with Daphne James Huff and the Writer Mom Life podcast. I had a wonderful time chatting with her about my book, my goals, and what it’s like to be an author in a small press. Check it out!

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An Interview!

Today I’m being featured on History That Never Was, a cool blog about books and writing and general nerdery. I talk about my book and my writing history and Cobalt City in general.   Doing book publicity is cool and fun and I love it. More to come as the release of RITES & DESIRES […]

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Emerald City Comic Con Approaching!

Next weekend (March 1-4) will be my last Convention appearance before Rites & Desires releases to the general public. This is an interesting intersection of fan and pro for me, and I’m looking forward to the joy of being in such a giant celebration of nerd-dom with some incredible people. Many of my favorite author persons (Cherie […]

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My First Review!

The time in an author’s life when ARCs (Advance Review Copies) of a book are in the wild, but no feedback has yet to materialize is (as it turns out) a very, very stressful time in an author’s life. It’s stressful to know your book is being read, but not anything about how it’s being […]

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Convention Appearance!

Because there’s nothing like waiting until the last minute: I should let everyone know that I’ll be spending a chunk of this weekend at FOOLSCAP. Foolscap is a bookish convention for geeks of all genres and this will be my first year attending Foolscap is a different kind of convention: programming for the weekend is set as part of […]

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The Proof is in … THE MAIL

For those of you who are unfamiliar with what it takes to make a book ready to appear in stores (which was me up until very recently), I thought I’d give you a little insight. Once my editor and I agreed that the manuscript was in its final form, it was sent off to layout. […]

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Check me out on these Official Sites!

I am pleased to announce that my Facebook, Goodreads and Amazon author pages are live. You can find me on Facebook at: The Ginger Villain And on Goodreads: Amanda Cherry The Goodreads page for Rites & Desires is HERE I’d love it if you’d add it to your to-read list! My Amazon author page is […]

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Happy New Year!

Rites and Desires cover art by Lee Moyer So much good stuff I don’t even know where to start!   I got my manuscript back from my editor over the holidays and I’m beginning to work through the final revisions. Once this step is complete, I won’t see the manuscript again until it’s laid out […]

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What’s in a Name…?

Here’s a secret I don’t tell people often: I don’t like coming up with story titles. I’m bad at it. My natural verbosity makes summarizing a long piece difficult to the extreme, and boiling the story down to a proper title an exercise in extreme frustration. Sometimes titles just come to me. “Holiday Magic” pretty […]

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