Interview with Amanda Wolfe, Author of "Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy"



About Amanda Wolfe

Amanda Wolfe was born in Ottawa, Canada in the mid ‘60s. She matured at a very young age out of necessity growing up in unusual circumstances. She has always been a happy-go-lucky, carefree spirit and a very strong-willed person. She has done everything from waitressing to owning her own restaurant and selling things from Mary Kay cosmetics to real estate.

She is married to a wonderful man. They currently reside in the great state of Texas with their horses. When she is not at home writing her latest novel, you will find her and her husband flying in their plane and traveling the world together.

For more information on Amanda and her book visit http://www.beneaththesilverlining.com

Beneath the Silver Lining is her first book.

The Interview

Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life, Amanda. Can you tell us how long you’ve been writing professionally and how your journey led to writing your latest book, Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy?

A: This is my first book, Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy( Secrets of the Black Box) My husband and I were talking and I was telling him that I should write a book. He thought it was a fabulous idea and encouraged me to do it. He went through every bit of it with me and was extremely supportive.

Q: I love your title…can you tell us why you chose it?

A: I was always able to find the silver linings in all things in my life, even in the bad times. It was what was beneath it that was difficult. It seemed appropriate.

Q: Why did you believe your book should be published?

A: I thought it would help people, especially young girls and women, who are abused or have been abused to realize that just because bad things happen to us. It doesn't mean that your life has to end or be unhappy. We all make a choice in life some of us choose to move past it and live. I'd like people to know that it is ok to let go of the bad.

Q: Can you tell us the story behind your book cover? Did you choose it? Were you happy with the decision or did you have something else in mind?

A: I had full control over the cover I had an image in my head of what I wanted on the cover before I really decided it would be a book! I told Xlibris what I wanted and it took a time or two and they nailed it.

Q: How have you approached marketing your book? Do you have someone doing it for you or have you had to do most of the marketing yourself?

A: Xlibris has done some marketing for us. We have done some on our own and now we are trying pump up your book.We have every confidence that they will do a great job in spreading the word so to speak!

Q: What book on the market can it compare to? How is it different? What makes your book special?

A:I honestly do not know what you could compare it to. I think the fact that it all happened makes it special.

Q: Open to a random page in your book. Can you tell us what is happening?

A: Page 217, it was a devastating day for me. I was staying with my grandparents for a couple of weeks during summer vacation. I had decided to make them some German donuts. They are really just the dough nut holes, but very tasty! I fell asleep reading and set the kitchen on fire with the hot oil.

Q: Do you plan subsequent books?

A: Yes, There are two more in this series. Then I am also working on an unauthorized biography about my father.

Q: Thank you for your interview, Amanda. Would you like to tell my readers where they can find you on the web and how everyone can buy your book?

A: Thank you, it was my pleasure. Yes they can find me at http://www.beneaththesilverlining.com. You can also purchase the books there.



About Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy



On the outside, her family appeared to be a one big, happy family. Their house, with her parents, three sisters, and two brothers, is an epitome of the simple yet fulfilling life lived in a humble town. But as the author would soon discover, her childhood was in fact a nightmarish phase that she would always be running away from. Growing up as a carefree girl, Wolfe was struggling to comprehend why she was reared in a family where children are deprived of their right to know the truth, adults are always right, and smoothing out a misunderstanding is never an option.

At the young age of nine, she started experiencing cruelty at the hands of her father, the man who had not only abused her emotionally, but physically and sexually as well. Her mother, whom she tried to acquire love from, was a stern woman who refused to see her husband’s mistakes. As if her odd relationship with her parents was not enough, Wolfe also had to deal with inner secrets that involved creepy characters from the afterlife. Feeling tormented, confused, solitary, and even filthy, this naïve girl was yet to be transformed into a strong-willed woman who was cynical about love and who had to depend on no one but herself in facing more of life’s bitterness.

The first of a series of three, Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy: Secrets of the Black Box chronicles the author’s journey through a perplexing road of growing up. It was originally written as a therapy to heal her inner wounds and to let go of the pains and anger, however, it is now shared to bring inspiration to readers, especially women.
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