Today we welcome Amanda Flower, Agatha award winning author of mysteries for adults and children.

Describe your current writing spot or space.

My current writing spot is my home office. Usually I write on a laptop on the bed in that room with my two cats Cheeps and Tummy at my side. I always have coffee close by too.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

It takes me about six weeks to write a novel.

Do you write under a pseudonym? If not, have you ever considered it?

Most of my novels are under my real name “Amanda Flower.” However, I did write the Amish Quilt Shop Series from Penguin Random House under the name Isabella Alan.

How do you select the names of your characters?

If I hear a name I like, I write it down. I also use baby naming websites to find names.

Were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one? For how long?

I don’t think I ever considered myself a part-time writer. This has been my life long dream, so I considered myself full-time from a young age.

What kind of research do you do for a book?

Research through my local libraries and travel. For me, it’s very important to go to the location of the novel even if that location is in another country.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

A cat. I am 100% a cat person. I have two cats. They have their own Instagram too.

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

It would be going to Florida to meet my agent for the first time. This was about ten years ago. She signed me on that trip.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

You can do it! Keep going! I’d say that to anyone waiting to be a professional writer too.

What are the books you have coming out this summer?

The books I have releasing are Marshmallow Malice, Dead-End Detective, Mums and Mayhem. Also Death and Daisies releases in paperback.

Where to Find Amanda Flower & Her Books:

Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram

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