About the Author
A Pacific Northwest native, Amber Lynn Perry lives in Washington state with her husband and two daughters. She studied humanities at Portland State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree focused on art history. As a homeschooling mom, Amber spends much of her time teaching everything from Shakespeare to science.
When she isn’t crafting with her kids, making dinner or driving to dance classes, Amber is either reading or writing about her favorite time in American history. The Revolutionary era has captured her imagination from the time she was in middle school. Through her books, Amber hopes to not only give readers a glimpse into the past, but to instill in them a lasting love of liberty.
1. Who or what inspired you to become an author?
Oh! That’s a great question! It was Deeanne Gist who first told me I should write. I’m not even sure if she remembers mentioning anything to me, but after she said it I thought, “Hey! Why not??”
2. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? Did becoming an author ever cross your mind?
Actually, being an author never really came to mind, though I did first start writing—just for fun—in middle school. That was when the idea for So Fair a Lady began!
3. Who are some of your favorite authors? Do these authors inspire your own writing?
Some of my favorite authors are Laura Frantz, and Tamara Leigh. Their stories, their prose, the depth of their characters—everything about their writing inspires me to be better.
4. What inspired the idea for the Daughters in His Kingdom Series? What inspired the idea for So Pure a Heart?
I first got the idea for the series when I was young—I’ve been obsessed with the American Revolution since middle school, and I thought how exciting it would be to bring the era to life. I hope that readers will be inspired by the courage and perseverance of the early Americans. Before writing So Pure a Heart, I did a lot of studying on spying during the Revolution and was so astonished and awed-inspired by the incredible things that regular citizens did for the cause that I just knew I needed to write about them…while including a good bit of romance, too, of course. ;)
5. What do you want readers to take away from reading So Pure a Heart?
Oh, my…well, I know that every reader reads a book a little differently, even though they are reading the same words—but overall, I do hope people will (like I mentioned before) be inspired by the sacrifices people made for freedom.
6. When you are not writing, what other “caps” do you wear and what hobbies do you enjoy?
Fun!! I love talking about writing, but I love this question, too—life is full of exciting things! I love to teach—I do homeschool with my girls and I also teach songs to the children in my church group.
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