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 May 14 2013, 3:01 am
Normally when I get a new book cover, I’m so excited by the awesomeness that I end up “revealing” it on Facebook by saying “Hey! Look!” Not exactly the big splash I’d want. These days the formal “cover reveal” has become an important part of the pre-release promotion process. So much that most blog tour [...]
Posted by Amanda Brice Apr 24 2013, 12:01 am
Please join me today in welcoming my fellow Pixie Chick, the incomparable Rachel Grant. I have some wonderful memories of getting into mischief with Rachel at the 2009 RWA conference in 2009 — she’s a ton of fun, but also wicked smart, and her recently-released romantic suspense novel CONCRETE EVIDENCE is, too. Four-time Golden Heart® finalist [...]
Posted by Amanda Brice Apr 15 2013, 12:01 am
You all have my permission to laugh at me. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Besides, I deserve it. Did I walk out of the bathroom with toilet paper hanging from my skirt? Lock myself out on the screen porch? Glue my fingers together accidentally as I was trying to fix a broken fake nail? (Actually, I’ve [...]
Posted by Amanda Brice Mar 21 2013, 12:01 am
I must confess. I killed a blogger. But it’s okay because she gave me permission to do so. In fact, she paid for the honor. Not me, of course. That money went to find a cure for diabetes. But she was asking for it. I don’t normally make it a habit to kill off book [...]
Posted by Amanda Brice Mar 19 2013, 12:01 am
One week from today, calls and emails will be going out to a select group of 2012 Golden Heart and RITA entrants that will change their lives. That sounds like a cliche, doesn’t it? Can one simple call really have that much impact? I finaled in 2008 (shoutout to the Pixie Chicks!) and again in [...]
Posted by Amanda Brice Mar 7 2013, 12:01 am
Today I have the great pleasure of welcoming my friend and chaptermate, the fabulous Kimberly Kincaid, to the Ruby blog. You may know her from her popular Friday Man Wars with Robin Covington and Avery Flynn. But I decided to invite her to come hang out with us today because she knows what the Rubies [...]
Posted by Amanda Brice Feb 25 2013, 12:53 am
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past six months or so, you’ve probably heard the term “new adult” at some point. But what exactly is it? Okay, a brief history of the New Adult category: In 2009, author Georgia McBride coined the term “New Adult” on her blog to describes books that fit [...]
Posted by Amanda Brice Jan 30 2013, 12:01 am in Ruby Release
Today I’m thrilled to hold a release party for the fabulous Kim Law, whose e-serial Ex on the Beach just released the first “episode” yesterday. E-serial, say what? That’s what I thought. So being the nerd that I am, I read up on the history of serial fiction before delving into coming up with interview [...]