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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Amanda's Fun Facts
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 21 2015, 12:01 am
In just under two weeks, America will embark on the sixth and final season of everyone’s favorite period drama, Downton Abbey. Our friends across the pond have already seen it (well, except for the series finale, which they’ll be seeing on Christmas night), but us Yanks have to wait until 2016. Except for some of […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Jul 22 2015, 12:01 am
The first full-length novel manuscript I ever finished was an epically bad chick lit called “Looking 4 Love.” Oh sure, it couldn’t have been THAT bad, since it won 1st place in the Jasmine contest, but trust me, it was bad. I just didn’t realize it. Those first 30 pages were pretty good, filled with […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Jul 2 2015, 12:01 am
Nationals is coming up, so I’m reprising one of my more popular posts from years past on pitching. Let us know any tips or pitching stories you have! Don’t despair if you couldn’t snag a pitch appointment with the editor or agent of your choice. Plenty of opportunities exist for pitching outside of the […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Jun 10 2015, 12:01 am
Welcome back to the Rubies’ series on preparing for your NYC trip. A few weeks ago, Jamie Michele taught us the basics of Priceline. Last week, I let you all in on the South Street Seaport TKTS secret. And I also gave you the homework assignment to watch the Tony Awards. My favorite awards show […]
Posted by Amanda Brice Jun 3 2015, 12:01 am
What does Broadway have to do with this blog? Glad you asked. As you are probably aware, RWA Nationals is being held in NYC this July, so in keeping with our theme of preparing for your trip to the Big Apple (see: Jamie Michele’s awesome blogs on Priceline bidding strategy and advance strategy), I’m here today […]
Posted by Amanda Brice May 29 2015, 12:01 am
Welcome everyone to another Fangirl Friday! The day where we gab about books…books we’ve read, books we’ve just released, books that are on sale, books that are free! I’m at Awesome Con today, our local Comic Con. I know…Amanda at a Comic Con? So not my scene. But let’s just say it’s research for a […]
Posted by Amanda Brice May 22 2015, 12:01 am
Welcome, everyone, to another edition of Fangirl Friday! This is the day we gush about books…books we love, books we’ve read, books we’ve written, books that are on sale! We have some great Ruby releases and discounts this week, and I’m so excited to share them with you! Go fill up that e-reader! Now you […]
Posted by Amanda Brice May 15 2015, 12:01 am
Welcome, everyone, to another edition of Fangirl Friday! The day we gush about books…books we love, books we’ve read, books we’ve written, books that are on sale! We have some great Ruby releases and discounts this week, and I’m so excited to share them with you! Go fill up that e-reader! New Ruby Releases This […]