Interview with Amy Sargent Swank, author of Seven Birds

09 Jun 2017

What can you tell us about your new release, Seven Birds?

I started thinking about writing this book back in 1994. It’s a story about family, secrets, heartbreak and forgiveness.

What’s on the top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

  • The Memory of Running
  • I Know This Much Is True
  • Poisonwood Bible
  • Interpreter of Maladies
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

Who are your literary heroes working today?

Wally Lamb, Barbara Kingslover and David McCullough. I admire them because their writing is rich and honest, and brings characters so close to me.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The time I carve out to dig deep.

If you could invent anything, what would it be?

A comfortable high-speed travel device for visiting my two daughters in Los Angeles.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it

Walking, reading, writing and/or meditating.

What scene in Seven Birds was your favorite to write?

Penny’s time near the Swan Boats

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Follow your bliss from Joseph Campbell.

 

 

Amy Sargent Swank is the author of the new book Seven Birds

Connect with Amy:
Author Website

 Twitter

Buy The Book
B0711YLR99 cover image

Buy The Book

Sign up for our email and we’ll send you the best new books in your favorite genres weekly.

share

grant