28 Days, 28 Tips: DAY 2

February 2, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 2, Tip 2: Do you know the Signs of Dating Abuse? Check out this youtube video. You may be shocked at how it happens…how it can start out looking a lot like, well, love. http://bit.ly/1xv9fWG

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

February 1, 2017 Leave your thoughts

ANNOUNCING 28 TIPS FOR 28 DAYS I’ve always been a romantic. As a teen, you could hand me a story about two people dying for love and I was all in. (Romeo and Juliet, anyone?) But now I know a few things I didn’t know back then. I know of a friend who married her boyfriend because he threatened to kill himself if she broke up with him. I know about a fifteen-year-old boy who went to the same school as my nieces who killed his ex-girlfriend and then himself. I’ve learned things over the years that have affected me so deeply I wrote a book called Die for You. It’s the story of two teens, very much in love, until Emma gets an opportunity…


October 6, 2016 1 Comment

November 8th is going to be a big day. Yes, there’s that little election thing going on, but more importantly, it’s the release day for my YA novel, DIE FOR YOU!!  I’m celebrating my book birthday with what else—presents! GIFT WITH EVERY PRE-ORDER FROM CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE   Pre-order your copy of Die for You from Changing Hands and along with your autographed book, you’ll receive this handmade key-charm necklace with a special quote card.   Why a key? One of the key messages of this book is that it’s okay to take care of ourselves. To love ourselves. And that’s something I want to share with every reader. Die for You is my fourth novel, but in many ways it’s a first. The characters…

DIE FOR YOU: The Story behind the Story

September 14, 2016 Leave your thoughts

In less than two months, Die for You, my 4th novel for teens will be out in the world. To have published four novels is kind of amazing when you consider there was about thirty years between my first rejection letter and my first sale. People ask me if it gets easier after the first book. If there’s a formula to it and once you have that down, then it’s simple to write the next one. It’s easier to stick thumbtacks in my eyeballs than write a new novel. No, there is no formula. And no it doesn’t get easier because you always, as a writer, want to get better.  The only thing I know for certain is that every book is different. Every story…

Ready Set LAUNCH!

May 17, 2015 1 Comment
Ready Set LAUNCH!

After 55 months of labor, I’m so happy to welcome my newest bundle of joy: A Matter of Heart officially released last Tuesday, May 12th. It was pretty much like giving birth to a baby but without the epidural. I was having pains all morning. My stomach hurt and I hadn’t been able to sleep much in days. I was in a bit of a stupor just wanting it to be over, hoping it would go well, hoping it wouldn’t hurt too much, hoping for no complications. OK, so maybe I’m exaggerating the drama a little. After all, a book launch party isn’t life and death. But on the other hand, I was introducing my book baby to a whole audience of people who would soon hold my baby.…

News to Die For

March 11, 2015 2 Comments

I’m just going to blurt out my news because I’m so excited:  Delacorte is going to publish my next young adult novel!  (Imagine a dancing smiling face here. I REALLY need to learn how to insert emoticons.)  The title: DIE FOR YOU It’s a little different from my other books. Edgier maybe. More tragic.  More….  Well, you can let me know what you think once it comes out in Fall of 2016.  Here’s the official announcement from Publisher’s Weekly: Krista Vitola at Delacorte has acquired Amy Fellner Dominy’s latest YA novel, Die for You, about 17-year-old Emma Lorde, whose beloved may do more than just steal her heart when Emma is offered an internship in Rome.  I’m thrilled because I’ll get to keep working with the same amazing,…

What’s new? My COVER!

July 11, 2014 1 Comment
What’s new?  My COVER!

This is one of the most exciting parts of the whole process for me:  Seeing the cover design of my new book! It’s kind of a crazy thing when you think about it.  I wrote the book, imagined the characters and the setting and each moment as it plays out.  But the image that defines the book, that graces the cover and will likely be the first thing people see—that comes from the mind and the heart of someone else. What will it be?  Will I like it? It’s exciting and nerve-wracking and stressful and magical.  In this case, mostly magical.  Because somehow the designer has created a cover that is nothing like I imagined but exactly right.  And that tagline…it’s perfect.  I didn’t write it but I wish…


August 10, 2013 3 Comments

I’m so excited to announce my new book deal:  A MATTER OF HEART will be published Spring, 2015 by Random House/Delacorte. Here’s the write up in Publishers Weekly: Krista Vitola at Delacorte has bought a contemporary YA novel by Amy Dominy, called A Matter of Heart. In the book, 16-year-old Abby is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials, when the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition forces Abby to discover who she is without the one thing that has defined her entire life. Publication is planned for spring 2015; Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the deal. There was even a picture of me. I’m not going to lie. Seeing myself in Publishers Weekly is…