Tuesday, September 1, 2015

COLD FEET - a Shout Out

Everyone’s expecting her to walk down the aisle.  But something is telling her to run.

What if you had never gone on that date in college with the man who you now call your husband? What if you never applied to your current job because you didn’t think you were qualified enough? What if you never went to the flea market, and never got to adopt the dog you now call your best friend? “What ifs” run through our heads on a daily basis, and this time, debut author Amy FitzHenry is putting them on paper.

Amy FitzHenry is anything but your ordinary writer. While working 80-hours a week as a lawyer for the popular charity, Movember Foundation, which raises money for cancer research (“Yes, I practice moustache law, and yes, it’s fantastic.”), Amy wrote throughout the night to follow her dream of becoming an author.  This debut novel was imagined from her own life, with her own faux “what ifs.”  COLD FEET (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; September 1, 2015; $15) is the fictional journey of one woman’s quest towards self-discovery that so many of us have dreamed of taking, and for Amy, one of her imagined adventures comes to life on the pages.  

Emma Moon’s mother thinks it’s acceptable to miss her only daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner for a work obligation. Her father left when she was six months old. Emma hasn't exactly been raised to be a happily-ever-after kind of girl. So when her anxieties get out of hand, Emma and her best friend, Liv, decide to take a road trip to San Francisco, find her long-lost father, and put her family issues to rest.

But her quest for the truth stirs up events and emotions she didn’t expect. The urge to run away may just be a part of Emma’s genetic makeup, because she’s growing more and more tempted to do just that.  Pre-wedding jitters turn into serious doubts in this fresh and funny debut about tying the knot and untethering from the past.

Amy FitzHenry, a Virginia native, attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is currently living in LA and, when she isn’t writing, practices law as the in-house counsel for the global men’s health charity, the Movember Foundation. Cold Feet is her first novel.

Visit Amy Online: http://www.amyfitzhenry.com/