Author Archive: Amy Impellizzeri

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Own Your Truth

Own Your Truth

Hello, my name is Amy Impellizzeri, and I am addicted to … My newest novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA, centers around a woman who ends up in rehab for social media addiction, and I confess that the idea for this novel came to me in jagged pieces over the last few years in which I […]

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Telling the Story That Haunts You

Telling the Story That Haunts You

I told my first ghost story last fall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the annual Women’s Fiction Writers Association Retreat. I was embarrassed at first, because the truth was, I believed it. I really did. I heard them. I saw them. At a writing workshop run by Kimberly Brock, award-winning author and founder of Tinderbox […]

November 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Symmetry and Picasso: What I’ve Learned From My Third Grade Art Students About Writing

Symmetry and Picasso: What I’ve Learned From My Third Grade Art Students About Writing

Every year I present a week-long program at my kids’ elementary school called “Art Goes to School.” It’s a wonderful idea sponsored by the local art institute. I meet with volunteers weekly throughout the fall to study a portfolio (which changes annually) of about 20 reproductions of pieces located in art museums throughout the world. […]

September 23, 2016 | By | 6 Replies More
Literary Love

Literary Love

In honor of Valentine’s day, we asked 5 authors about Love in Books! First literary love? Amy E. Reichert (Author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie): My first book boyfriend was probably Laurie in Little Women —the quintessential boy next door. Amy Impellizzeri (President of the Women’s Fiction Writers […]

February 10, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
Dear Writers of All of the Stories I Read in 2015

Dear Writers of All of the Stories I Read in 2015

Dear Writers of All of the Stories I Read in 2015  (An Open Letter From a Fan.) Dear You, I am a HUGE fan. Maybe your biggest fan. No really. (Ok, maybe your Mom ranks slightly higher than me. But only just slightly.) I’ve seen the way you make magic. Real magic. Not the sleight […]

January 3, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
The Real Danger of Harper Lee’s New Novel

The Real Danger of Harper Lee’s New Novel

When I first heard that Go Set A Watchman was being released, I had the same thought I had when I hear that any famous author is releasing a sequel to a successful novel … This could be dangerous. The more I read about the circumstances of Go Set A Watchman being “discovered” and coming […]

July 19, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Leave E.L. James Alone Already

Leave E.L. James Alone Already

Recently I was part of a group discussion with some fellow authors on the topic of whether we – as women authors – should publish a bad (or even mediocre) review of another woman author if we don’t like or appreciate her book. If your 3, or 2, or 1-star review will lower the overall […]

July 1, 2015 | By | 48 Replies More
What is Success?

What is Success?

From the beginning, I had exactly one professional goal in life – to be a lawyer. And not just any lawyer – a successful one. I wasn’t sure exactly what success would look like, but I knew this – I’d know it when I saw it. By 2009, I had been a corporate litigator for […]

June 11, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice

I lost my voice during my second year of college. And then I found it again after the plane crash. Wait. That’s not exactly right. I didn’t find it again until YEARS after the plane crash. And to be accurate, I didn’t “lose” anything. I put aside my voice in a valiant effort to pursue […]

May 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
What Book Clubs Are Teaching Me About Writing

What Book Clubs Are Teaching Me About Writing

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I always wanted to be in a Book Club. I couldn’t articulate why because from the outside I couldn’t be sure exactly what occurred there – food, wine, maybe even some discussion about a, you know, book – but it just seemed to me from the way […]

March 31, 2015 | By | 12 Replies More