Celebrating a full year of Scarlet

Posted March 12, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in Dogs are magical
Celebrating a full year of Scarlet

A year ago today, the boyfriend and I drove an hour to pick up the dog we’d later let our niece name Scarlet. The reality of adopting a dog is both exhilarating and terrifying. As I reflect on those first days, I remember the overwhelming feeling of responsibility weigh on me—that I was now in […]

7 tidbits you may not know about One Love

Posted March 9, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in Amanda's words
7 tidbits you may not know about One Love

Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at how a book comes to be? You know, beyond the whole writing part of it? Well, here’s One Love. 1. One Love really started with One Night In historical romances, the idea that a man might pay a woman to spend the night with him (even non-sexually) isn’t that far-fetched. […]

One Love Updates: Cover + Synopsis

Posted January 31, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in Amanda's words
One Love Updates: Cover + Synopsis

Let’s all take a moment to breathe in the gorgeous cover Jenny from Seedlings Design Studio (you can also like her on Facebook!) created for me. I’ve always loved the covers Jenny’s created for me, but diving into the romance genre has been THAT MUCH BETTER. In short, I love working with Jenny. I’m also […]

How to Write While Working Full-Time

Posted January 24, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How to Write While Working Full-Time

Trying to squeeze writing into your day when you work full-time is tough. I know because it’s my constant battle. But here are a few easy steps you can take to win the epic fight. (Or you know, just write.) 1. Get intimate with your schedule Learn it. Get a feel for it. When you understand […]