All About Amanda
Amanda Brice is an intellectual property attorney living just outside of the nation's capitol. A lawyer in DC? No, there are none of those.
Ever since she was little, Amanda loved to write, but some of her earliest endeavors were less than spectacular. After lots of revision, "Nancy Flew and the Mystery of the Lady Ghost" was critically acclaimed by the strictest of literary critics, her 4th grade teacher. Amanda dreamed of becoming either a ballerina or an author, but her father convinced her to "do something practical," so she eventually went to law school and spent her time writing briefs and pleadings instead of fiction.
Still, the urge for creativity nagged at her, until one day, while she was working on an advanced law specialization degree in intellectual property, she decided that writing chick lit was much more fun than her paper on the patentability of indigenous medicinal methods. So she wrote the first 80 pages of her first novel instead, and begged her professor for an extension on the law paper. From that moment on, she was hooked and has been splitting her time between writing and practicing law ever since.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys dancing, reading, cooking, traveling, and obsessing over whether Duke will beat Carolina in basketball. Go Devils!
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Mystery, YA, Chick Lit
6, but took a hiatus after high school until age 28
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood
Blog Posts from Amanda
Posted by Amanda Brice Dec 4 2013, 10:25 am
On the fourth day of December, Amazon gave to me… Okay, so it’s nowhere near as sexy as Jeff Bezos’ 60 Minutes interview the other night where he talked about drone-delivery of packages, but Kim Law, Diane Kelly, Lindsey Brookes, Liz Talley, and I have some big Amazon news nonetheless! (By the way, does the idea […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Dec 4 2013, 12:01 am
Today’s blog post is a surprise that can’t be revealed until I get the official go-ahead. Please check back around 10 am EST!
Posted by Amanda Brice Nov 14 2013, 12:01 am
Today I’m welcoming my friend and fellow Killer Fiction member, Leslie Langtry. Leslie writes the awesomely hilarious Bombay Assassins series. Wait a second — assassins? Funny? Trust me…from Leslie they are. Read on to find out how she uses techniques learned in an improvisational comedy troupe to help her craft her novels. IMPROVISATION & WRITING: My […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Oct 31 2013, 12:01 am
Spooooky… ‘Tis the season for ghost and ghouls and things that go bump in the night! But today I’m going to talk about a different kind of scary — the thought of someone using your work without attribution. Or is it scary? Perhaps it’s just the natural cycle of life. Many legal scholars have used […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Oct 24 2013, 12:01 am in Ruby Release
It’s my release day! I’m launching my brand new YA time travel romance series with a novella, 1816 Candles. And to help me celebrate, I’m giving it away! Yes, it’s my party, but you get the gifts. And not just 1816 Candles, either. No, I managed to rope five other awesome authors into a group free […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Oct 14 2013, 12:01 am
GOLD MINES AND MINEFIELDS: Selling and Promoting Your Book in Europe Today’s special guest is an expert on the European romance market, the lovely and talented Lisa Marie Rice. I met Lisa Marie five years ago when I attended the fabulous conference she co-founded, the International Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy. But she isn’t merely a […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Sep 19 2013, 12:50 am
Unless you’ve been living in a cave these past few months, you’ve probably seen the multi-author bundle phenomenon. Although not exactly a new concept (StoryBundle and Humble Bundle has been offering these for years, albeit only available through their own online retail store), these bargain digital boxed sets have taken the bestseller lists by storm. […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Aug 22 2013, 12:40 am
You are probably aware that the RWA July hot sheet announced big changes to the 2014 Golden Heart® and RITA® contests. This is coming on the heels of the changes to the 2013 contest – and those were huge! So with all the upheaval in our genre’s biggest contests, we decided to discuss these most […]