Sunday, June 16, 2013

Breaking Glass: Interview with Lisa Amowitz

BREAKING GLASS from Spencer Hill Press, July 2013
by Lisa Amowitz
On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he’s not sure whether they’re real or if he’s losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.
ISBN: 978-1937053383

About this amazing author:
Lisa Amowitz was born in Queens and raised in the wilds of Long Island, New York where she climbed trees, thought small creatures lived under rocks and studied ant hills. And drew. A lot.
When she hit her teens, she realized that Long Island was too small for her and she needed to escape. So she went to college in Pittsburgh. Go figure.
On leaving college, Lisa became a graphic designer living in New York City. She eventually married her husband of a zillion years, had two lovely children, and was swept away to a fairy tale life in the Bronx, where, unbelievably there are more trees and wilderness than her hometown. She can see the Hudson River from her kitchen window.
Lisa has been a professor of Graphic Design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she hasshe been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly seventeen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children.
BREAKING GLASS which will be released in July, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series will be released in 2014, along with an unnamed sequel in the following year. LIFE AND BETH will also be released in the near future, along with graphic novel style art.

Now for my favorite part!  I asked Lisa some questions about what she had in mind if her book was ever up on the silver screen.  Here's what she thinks:

If your book were turned into a movie what actors/actresses would you want to play the characters?  

Wow! Tough one. It’s funny, but I’m not sure. The closest actor personality-wise that I think mirror’s Jeremy’s persona is a younger Jessie Eisenberg. But Jessie is everywhere and a bit too over-exposed, so he would not be my first choice.

But this guy, Ephraim Ellis, looks more like Jeremy..

As for Susannah, Jeremy’s obsession…wow—I had never heard of this actress Denise Vasi,,but she IS Susannah!

As for heartthrob Ryan—Jeremy’s best friend and Susannah’s cheating boyfriend..This guy, Matt Barr:

2.      What scene would you want to see most on the big screen?
This is going to be hard without giving too many spoilers. Probably the scene from the first chapter where Jeremy rushes to his car and drives along the wet, winding roads of Riverton in pursuit of Susannah.

3.      What, if anything, would absolutely NOT let them cut out of the movie?  
The terrible thing that happens to Jeremy that changes his life forever—which I cannot divulge!

4.      What songs would you want on the movie soundtrack?

If you check out my trailer, you’ll hear one. 

I’m sure there are others, but none come to mind at the moment. However, there is a song that I associate with my next book, VISION, coming out in 2014—and it’s Mumford and Sons, Lover of the Light.

As if it couldn't get any better...A giveaway!!  Thank you Lisa so much for your time.  You are one fabulous lady!


  1. Awesome! Oh, and my best friend's niece, yeah, that's Denise Vasi!!!! WOO HOO!

  2. If the hero is as swoon worthy as the photo posted above then I am looking forward to reading this book as much as an addict wants his next fix! I love the cover of the book and the plot looks quite interesting!

  3. Thank you. You can't be serious, Brooke. We must talk!

  4. This sounds really good, im looking forward to reading it :)

  5. This sounds awesome!!! Thanks for sharing ; )

  6. This sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  7. SO much! Thanks for the giveaway!


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