About the author:
Amy Meyerson is the author of the international bestseller, The Bookshop of Yesterdays. She teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing. She has been published in numerous literary magazines and currently lives in Los Angeles.
About the Book:
What would you do if you had the power to change fate?
When Alice’s best friend, Gabby, is reeling from yet another breakup, Alice feels compelled to write her a strange, yet heartfelt story to cheer her up. While reading it in a café, Gabby, as if by magic, meets the man of her dreams. Thinking the story might have some special power to it, Gabby shares it with her sister and a few other friends, who all find instant love. Word of mouth spreads, and Alice stumbles upon a new calling—to be a love scribe. She even starts a business, with the help of her first accidental customer.
But not all the love stories she writes unfold as expected. And while Alice tries to harness her extraordinary gift, she is summoned to a mansion in the woods where she encounters the reclusive Madeline Alger and her mysterious library. As Alice struggles to write a story for Madeline, she realizes there is a lot more to Madeline – and her house – than wanting to hire her. She’s also forced to confront her own guarded heart. Because maybe—just maybe—there’s a love story waiting to be written for her, too.
Emotional, deeply imaginative and brimming with valuable life lessons, The Love Scribe explores love, fate and the power of stories when we choose to believe in them.
Amy Wallen is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestselling novel Moon Pies and Movie Stars, the memoir When We Were Ghouls: A Memoir of Ghost Stories, and her newest book, How to Write a Novel in 20 Pies: Sweet and Savory Tips for the Writing Life. Amy is the associate director at the New York State Summer Writers Institute during the summer months, and the rest of the year she facilitates and co-teaches a manuscript workshop in San Diego and teaches novel writing classes at UCSD Extension. She is also the creator of Savory Salons, literary salons with pie - a day of discourse with successful authors on the writing life. She's also the founder of DimeStories - Three-minute stories told by the author, and featured on NPR. Currently, she is working on two novels, and she started NaNoPieMo after NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which encourages writers to get started on their novels.