Author Interview with Amy Key Zaret

Ever since she sported pigtails and had a huge crush on Bobby Brady, Amy Key has been turning her romantic daydreams into stories. Writer is her official job title, but Amy considers herself a semi-professional fangirl due to her obsession with the television show Supernatural. Her other abilities include ninja reading skills and the ability to constantly learn. She lives with her husband and dog in Dallas, Texas, and she would love to hear from you at amykeyzaret@gmail.com or on https://www.facebook.com/amykeywriter.

Describe yourself in five words

happy, optimistic, intelligent, fun, and kind

What fact about yourself would really surprise people?

People would be surprised that I wanted to be a herpetologist when I was young, that I love roller coasters, and that I intend to skydive someday.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear? 

I pivot off of negative thoughts as quickly as possible. I believe in the law of attraction and that my thoughts create my reality, so it’s important to work through doubt and fear fast.

What scares you the most? 

I am afraid of being the lone survivor of a zombie apocalypse.

What makes you happiest? 

I love traveling and going to the movies with my husband.

Why do you write? 

I write to teach people, even in my fiction.

Have you always enjoyed writing? 

Yes, I wrote stories from an early age.

What motivates you to write? 

I want to teach and entertain people.

What writing are you most proud of?

My latest book, Attract Love Now!, makes me very proud because I know that it will help people find happiness in love.

What are you most proud of in your personal life? 

I am proud of raising my sons and I am proud that I started over at the age of 42 and met and married the man of my dreams!

What books did you love growing up? 

I loved Cinderella, The Little Princess, The Secret Garden, and many more!

What do you hope your obituary will say about you? 

I hope that I will live to be 104 years old and that I will be known as a person who taught and helped others.

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? 

I grew up in Dallas, Texas, USA, and I still live here.

How did you develop your writing?

I wrote and wrote and wrote. Practice is the only way to improve writing. Also, I have a master’s degree in humanities and I did many creative writing courses.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? 

I find marketing to be the most challenging.

Do you find it hard to share your work? 

No, I love to share what I have written.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? 

My family is extremely encouraging and supportive.

What else do you do, other than write? 

I read, go to movies, travel, exercise, and go to fan conventions for the show Supernatural.

What other jobs have you had in your life? 

I was an English and European history teacher for fifteen years.

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? 

I would still pick literature, history, and art

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

I would love to live in England or New Orleans, Louisiana.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? 

I write on a laptop, mostly.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? 

I would love to thank my husband, Mike, for his wholehearted support of me and my work!

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? 

I am a successful writer when people read and enjoy my books.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  

Attract Love Now is a guide intended to help people meet the romantic partner of their dreams. I wrote it to be an inspiration to anyone who despairs of ever finding soulmate love.

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?

I want people to have hope after reading my latest book. No matter what your age, weight, or appearance, you can have true love.

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