Monday, September 5, 2016

Sideshow by @amystilgenbauer @PridePromo @interludepress

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Amy Stilgenbauer
Release date: August 25, 2016

Wacky author interview blitz!
(Treat it like a speed question quiz, it hurts less that way – preferably 5 words for answers, but some questions are so much more demanding…)

Go into your bedroom…what does your bed look like right this moment?
I made it today! I even bothered to put the decorative pillows on! First time in weeks.

You hook up with a hottie at the bar…in the morning you wake up with a wolf sleeping next to you. What’s your first reaction?
It would probably be something related to Remus Lupin. Forgive me.

Your best personal hygiene advice?
Wear sunscreen. Brush your teeth.

Favorite hair/eye combo.
Auburn hair. Grey/Green eyes. Aka me. Wink.

What do you do when a baby just stares at you in public? Like, doesn’t even blink, just maintains intense, aggressive eye contact with their baby face.
Make silly faces, including but not limited to: ginning like an idiot, scrunching up my features into a glare/pout, tilting my head back and forth while pretending to sing, etc.

What series on television right now is a must watch for you?
I’m really more of a binge-type than a weekly watcher, but right now I’m binging on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Who would win if the English muffin and the slice of toast get in a physical altercation?
The bagel.

Your 90’s crush.
Geri Halliwell. Neil Sedaka. Don’t ask.

Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Butter Pecan. Fig. Cookies and Cream.

If all the animals in the world rose up against the human, which species would be the natural leader?
Birds. I’m sure they remember when they were once the ruling species and are just waiting for the day when they can take over again.

Abby Amaro wants to sing at La Scala Opera House, but she’s a good girl, and in 1957 good girls get married. Still, when she receives her first marriage proposal, she freezes, knowing the way her suitor makes her feel bodes trouble. When he won’t take no for an answer, she flees, joining up with a traveling carnival.
Thanks to a burlesque trapeze artist and the world’s saddest clown, Abby bides her time and fits in until she can rejoin the world she knows. She doesn’t expect a sideshow strongwoman named Suprema, who captures her imagination. As the carnival makes its way across the Midwest, Abby learns much more than she had ever imagined—about herself, about her identity, and, most importantly, about love.

Categories: Fiction, Historical, Lesbian Romance, Romance

61,000 words
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: C.B. Messer
Abby couldn’t remember falling asleep. She only remembered the dark night and how, outside the window of Della’s trailer, the rolling slopes of Eastern Ohio slowly flattened into the farmland of the western side of the state and faded into darkness. She didn’t say much during the trip, but her mind was spinning, unable to process what she had done.
Once, when she had been a little girl, barely older than Annette was now, her mother had taken her and Natale to visit their aunt in Chicago for a week. It had been a nice visit. They had embarked on the train with a great deal of ceremony, and Za Teresa had spoiled the pair rotten, loading them up with peach-shaped marzipan and pizzelle until they were both sick. She hadn’t left Cleveland for any extended period of time since. Oh, sure, she’d talked and dreamt about it. Nonna often wistfully mentioned taking a trip back to her girlhood home one more time now that the war was over and taking Abby along to look after her, and then, if her opera career took off as she had once hoped, she would be visiting all the great cities. In her scrapbook, clippings of Palais Garnier, La Scala, and The Met were decorated with carefully drawn hearts and hopeful stars and the scrawled word: someday. Still, she had never imagined that when she departed the Coventry neighborhood again, it would be in a burlesque dancer’s trailer.

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It’s all about the author…
Amy Stilgenbauer is a writer and aspiring archivist currently based in southeast Michigan. She is the author of the novelette series, Season of the Witch, as well as the Young Adult novel, The Legend of League Park. Her short story, The Fire-Eater’s Daughter, was included in Summer Love, an LGBTQ Young Adult collection published by Duet, an imprint of Interlude Press. When she isn’t writing, Amy enjoys all things bergamot and tries to keep her cats away from her knitting.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting a stop along the tour! I have been having so much fun. If anyone has any further questions, I would be happy to answer them.