Monday, June 20, 2011

Blog Tour Interview w/ Amanda Ashby

Quick! Describe Fairy Bad Day in 7 words or less! 
Cute boys, tough girls, skittles and swords 

Where did the idea for Fairy Bad Day come from? 
I sent my agent a proposal for a book called Fairy Bad Day about a girl who was a fairy. Anyway, my agent (who is very wise and clever) hated the first chapter but loved the title so we brainstormed a new premise and in the end she suddenly came up with the idea of a fairy slayer who was the laughing stock of her slaying academy. The funny thing was as soon as she said it, I remembered that I’d actually half written another book that had some evil killer fairies in it so from that small start, the whole book suddenly fell into my head! 

Okay, scenario time: You see a fairy. It sees you. It walks (flies?) over to you – what do you do next? 
Well there are two types of fairies. If saw a little one, first I would swear and mutter because seriously, who wants to be a fairy slayer? Then I would grab my slaying kit and search for the hairspray and Skittles so I could lure them over and then I could attempt to kill them.  

However, if I saw the big kind, then I would grab my sword and try and remember everything that Caleb has taught me (Caleb is a real life friend who works at the library with me and as well as having a cool pink mohawk, he is a total sword expert and every week in-between issuing books, he helps explain the best way to kill paranormal creatures! Every writer should know a Caleb!!!)

If you could switch places with any character for one day (book, movie, tv show), who would it be and why? 
It would be Temperance Brennan from Bones not just because she is totally brilliant but because she gets to work opposite David Boreanaz all day long and I love him just a little bit too much for a grown up married woman!!!!! 

What are you working on right now, writing-wise?
I’m actually in-between books right now! I’ve written three middle grade books and one YA book in the last year and a half and now I’m waiting on the edits, which I think are going to come in all at once! I’ve also just sent off a new YA proposal to my agent so once I know if she likes it, I can start work on that! 

Thanks for the fun interview, Amanda! And now, the giveaway information:

This tour is also a scavenger hunt. Be sure to visit each of the stops on the blog tour and collect the bolded letter at the bottom of the post. On June 25 you will have the opportunity to enter the word you created from the mixed up letters on Amanda's blog ( to win a fun prize pack. The pack includes a signed copy of Fairy Bad Day, some candy, and cute cell phone charms. 
The letter for this stop is S


Thanks to Amanda and The {Teen} Book Scene for the interview! :)


  1. I really like your "scenario" question! I don't think I'd have the heart to kill a tiny little faeries just because they are cute and all that *lol*!

    Anyways, I'm here from the CEP. Hope that you have a great week =)

  2. Great interview! And I think Caleb sounds pretty freaking awesome, lol. this book is on my TBR list, can't wait to read it! : )

  3. Awesome interview! I especially loved Amanda's answer for the switching places with a character for one day question.I LOVE the show Bones so Temperance would definitely be one of my picks as well. :)

  4. Great interview! I love the scenario question. I'm not sure I could bring myself to kill a tiny sparkly little fairy, lol!

    This book's definitely on my TBR list. Sounds like a fun read!