My life has never been normal.
I was born a witch. I know about the power of Nature and how to harness it. I know about a lot of supernatural things but I never believed in god… not any of them. Until the day one tried to kill me.
That was the day I became the Godhunter, though I didn’t know it at the time. Back then, I didn’t know about the God War. I didn’t know about the gods who fight for humans, even though we don’t believe in them anymore. And I certainly didn’t know that I would become the greatest weapon in their arsenal.
But that was before I kicked Thor in his godly man bits.
Targeted Audience: 20-55
Amy Sumida lives on a little island in the middle of the Pacific ocean with her two gravity-defying felines. She sleeps in a fairy bed, lifted high in the air, and upon waking, she enjoys stabbing people with tiny needles, over and over, under the guise of making pretty pictures on their skin. She paints dark images on canvases in a cave-like studio carved out of the side of a cliff, and fantasy murals on the walls of her home directly above. She's happiest with her nose buried in a book, or in her laptop as she brings her imaginary worlds to life.
She is the author of several books, including the award winning Godhunter series, the Twilight Court Series, the Beyond the Godhunter Series, the Spellsinger Series, Feeding the Lwas, The Magic of Fabric, and Enchantress. She's been writing since she was a little girl, but first decided to pursue it as a career when she gave her High School English teacher one of her books to critique, and, unbeknownst to her, that teacher passed her book around to all of her friends. A month later, Amy was accosted in the halls by a woman she didn't know, begging her to write a sequel. She's been writing novels ever since.
Amy enjoys serious, kick-ass heroines in her literature. "Nothing is more empowering than a woman who faces every challenge with strength and an unfaltering sense of humor, even when she's losing. A heroine who will crack a joke as she bleeds, then get back on her feet, and show the world that nothing can hold her down except for death itself… and even death may not hold her," she says. "Who wouldn't want to be that woman? I want to be that woman. So that's who I write about, the woman I want to be and the men I want to be with." Amy's main characters are strong, witty women, who, in the midst of trauma, will find the nerve to sass a villain, even when they know it may prove fatal to do so. Add to that strong male characters who aren't intimidated or emasculated by the heroine's strength, and you have a dynamic partnership that works well with her ceaseless adventures. Amy's books aren't about women being more powerful than men, or subjugating men in any way, they're about women who can be strong, and yet want their men to have their own strengths as well. More importantly, her heroines have humility and weaknesses that make them not only believable but easy to relate to.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wondered what gods would be like if they existed, and what they would do to keep power after receiving it for so long.
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