AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. She received a bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Maine in International Studies and French, and a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading great books, Amalie is also a review editor for theLoopNY, a local Westchester, NY periodical, and blogs at amaliehoward.com. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency and is a member of SCBWI.
Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. Look for WATERFELL from Harlequin TEEN Fall 2013, ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press coming Winter 2014 and THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry in Spring 2014.
GET TO KNOW ME - ask me anything you like! I'll try to not tell lies.
You’ve got way too many Facebook friends. You know how it is; that girl from nursery who added you; that odd bloke from the evening class you took in 2009; your mum.
They’re tremendously irritating, but you put up with them. Because we’re all annoying and all stuck with each other.
1. The girl who always tells you to “Like and share if you’re against cancer”
“90% of people don’t have the guts to change their FB status.” “One Like = One Prayer.” What they’re really saying is “Pay me some attention, or you’re wishing cancer upon all your loved ones. I’ll give them cancer! Acknowledge me, dammit!”
2. The stupido who always falls for the latest scam
Every time without fail. Giant spiders, Satanic soft drink logos, coughing to ward off heart attacks. But don’t bother correcting them - they’ll only get defensive. “I was only trying to raise awareness!”
3. The Facebook gaming addict
Mastered Fruit Ninja and Farmville and Candy Crush, but never the privacy settings, so your FB feed turns into a fruit machine of high scores and unlocked “achievements”.
It’s boring to show a string of annoying alerts, so here’s a picture of Daft Punk, doing an impression of your FB feed.
4. The new exercise fan and his fancy pedometer
Like the Facebook games person, but with an additional passive-aggressive slap - nobody wants to be told “I’m so much fitter and healthier than you fat slobs”. We want to see a pedometer that detects when you’ve trod in dogshit and immediately Tweets it.
Couple snapshots of BEA 2013!
The WATERFELL front cover from Harlequin TEEN!! Isn’t it gorgeous?!
I agree with Albert.
I only have a couple of these sterling silver charms left, so enter if you want one! :) Also, in this interview, I talk about main characters from my upcoming books (WATERFELL, THE ALMOST GIRL, and ALPHA GODDESS) for the first time EVER!
I’m just saying, if you try to kiss me awake, I will falcon punch you in the face and then go get some coffee.
LMAO!! Me too
Badass Biker Chick. Yep, that’s me on my Harley.
To be clear, this is a collection of largely bullshit aphorisms that have formed, stalagmite-like, in my head over the last few years. Please take with as many or as few grains of salt as you like.
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