Today I'd like to introduce you to author Amy Patrick (aka Amy DeLuca), my 2013 Golden Heart Sister who is also a 2014 Golden Heart finalist, both years in the YA category.
Amy is so talented she also writes NA. CHANNEL 20 SOMETHING is her first NA novel. It takes place in the world of television broadcasting, which Amy knows well.
Here's a sneak peek at her gorgeous cover. Following the cover is a little bit about Amy. Be sure to mark August 12 on your calendars because you don't want to miss this one!
(Truthfully, she had me at "MISSING HEMSWORTH BROTHER"!!!)
WAY TO GO, AMY!!! WISHING YOU ALL KINDS OF SUCCESS ON YOUR DEBUT!!!
22-year-old Heidi Haynes is almost one year into her “real life”. She has her first reporting job, her first apartment, and a comfortable relationship with her college sweetheart. But for some reason she’s not as eager to talk about walking down the aisle as he is.
Heidi secretly longs for big cities, big-market breaking news, and real independence from her way-too-close-by helicopter parents. Problem is, the last time she left the security of home for new places and new people, things didn’t go so well. Disastrously, in fact, and she came running back to a local college and a “safe” boyfriend.
Aric Serrano is definitely not safe.
He’s six-feet-four-inches of missing-Hemsworth-brother-hotness and plans to stay in small-market-Southern-Hell just long enough to grab a cup of coffee and put together a kick-ass “escape tape”. He’ll serve his one-year contract, then he’s taking off for a higher rung on the TV sports ladder—alone—the way he likes it. Then he meets his new co-anchor.
Heidi would be so much more comfortable if she could simply ignore Aric—he’s just her type—the type she’s so careful to avoid these days. But that becomes impossible when she's forced to work closely with him on the weekend news. Now the attraction between them is growing even faster than the ratings, and what happens behind the scenes is the real news.
Amy Patrick grew up in Mississippi (with a few years in Texas thrown in for flavor) and has lived in six states, including Rhode Island, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. She’s been a professional singer, a DJ, a voiceover artist, and always a storyteller, whether it was directing her younger siblings during hours of “pretend” or inventing characters and dialogue while hot-rollering her hair before middle school every day. For many years she was a writer of true crime, medical anomalies, and mayhem, working as a news anchor and health reporter for six different television stations. Then she retired to make up her own stories.
Hers have a lot more kissing.