Questions for “Befriending the Beast”

Some more things for you to help me with! 🙂

1 – I’m thinking about doing a fun “Q&A” video as part of my book release for “Befriending the Beast.” I could think up a bunch of questions to ask, but why not have someone ask questions — you know, more “for real?” So, did you have any questions about “Befriending the Beast,” how I wrote it, got ideas, researched, anything?


2 – For one of my books, Alicia Ruggieri suggested doing discussion questions. I’ve just never been a step-ahead enough to do that, but I’d like to do them for “Befriending the Beast.” For those of you who have read it, what are some things that stood out to you that might be good for readers to discuss and really ponder?

Discussion Questions

Create a Company with Me!

Help create company

I need help with something fun! I have decided that, for my Civil War story (aka, “Journey of Choice”), I will create my own company to be in the 18th Missouri regiment. This means I need 100 men (I probably won’t mention them all by name, but I need to know of them as an author, right?). And I have four. 😉 I feel very dry when it comes to thinking up SO many names, so I’m asking you: what are some Civil War-era names? First and last. Shoot away!!!


“Befriending the Beast” cover reveal

I am super excited and thrilled to be able to show everyone my cover for “Befriending the Beast!” To be honest, I designed the cover before the first draft of the story was completed. 😉

Be on the lookout for “Befriending the Beast’s” release! Or … just mark your calendars for September 30!

Oh yeah, that’s right. You’re probably more interested in a new book cover than in my jabbering (because, after all, I like drooling over covers more than reading someone’s exuberance almost any day too 😉 )…


May I present to you ….

Befriending the Beast

About the Book

Belle has returned unannounced to the castle to restore her relationship with the king, her father. Her hopes are dashed with the devastating message: “The king refuses to see you.” Convinced that God has led her home, she is unwilling to return to Lord and Lady Kiralyn. But will the king offer her any other choice?

Time is running out and she has a life-changing decision to make. When tragedy strikes, will she and her father be pulled further apart or knit together? Could she stay at the castle even if she will never see her father again?

Book Trailer! (for “Befriending the Beast”)

When I first saw someone’s book trailer, I was like, “Okay, whatever.” But, I have to admit, this one was super fun to make! I’m really excited to share just one more glimpse of Belle’s story with you!
And now, going beyond my exuberance with my upcoming release, I’d like to hear from you: what is your favorite fairy tale retelling?

Become an influencer for “Befriending the Beast”

I’m getting things pulled together for my newest novella’s release (“Befriending the Beast” — a Beauty and the Beast non-magical retelling with a twist). This means … beta-readers, reviewers, cover-reveals, and blog tours! 🙂 I’m just gathering info right now, but I have dates and deadlines on the form to give you an idea of when everything’s happening (Lord willing). Sign up if you’re interested!
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“Befriending the Beast” on Pinterest

I have discovered how amazingly helpful Pinterest is for writers! Seriously, I am more of a visual learner, so when it comes to describing people, places, and things, being able to LOOK at pictures helps me tremendously!!

No, I’m not infatuated with my “Befriending the Beast” story (okay, maybe I am a little stoked about it…) anyway, I thought you Pinterest lovers would like to see a little of the “behind the scenes” work of the story. Where I get my inspiration from. Because I like lovely pictures! Hop on over and check out “Befriending the Beast’s” Pinterest board!

Beauty and the Beast with a twist | My WIP Reveal

I’m super excited to reveal a little more about my current WIP–and even more excited to have everyone play a game with me!! “Befriending the Beast” was supposed to be a short story. First draft (very, very rough draft) was 19 Microsoft Word pages, 7,800 words. Yesterday in the edits, I added 1,000 words and am adding more plot depth. How many of you want to guess how long this “short story” will end up being? I have no clue what the right answer will be until it’s finished. But it’s fun to guess, isn’t it? And added to that, if your guess is close to the end result I’ll send you a paperback!!! Ready… Set… Guess!!


Guess how many words

Write a Story Challenge

For the first time, I’m trying something new: a story challenge on Instagram. It’s where you write 1-3 sentences a day with a word as the theme. Besides almost continually being behind … it’s been a fun thinkless challenge (okay, maybe not quite “thinkless” but close 😉 ). If you’re on IG, you can follow me @amandateroauthor. However, I know how it is to NOT be on IG and be “out of the loop,” so here’s my story up to today – day eight. I don’t have a title, but it’s life from the eyes of a toddler.