Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Why I Write: Aimee Agresti

I write because I love to read.

I’m the daughter of a librarian so I grew up reading everything in sight and I remember that rush I used to get as a teen when I read my favorites.

During those years, books, for me, were like those wise best friends that every girl needs. They held all the secrets and had all the answers. There were the books that seemed to understand me so perfectly: The Catcher in the Rye, with my ultimate crush Holden Caulfield, and anything Judy Blume.

There were the ones that gave me that much-needed escape from the trials and tribulations of high school: Alice in Wonderland and anything Roald Dahl.

And then there were the ones that showed me a version of who I wanted to be: plucky Jo from Little Women or fearless, fabulous Nancy Drew (I devoured th!/AimeeAgrestiat entire series!)

So I write with the hope that someone might curl up with ILLUMINATE and feel sparks of what I felt for my most beloved books.

But that's, of course, for you to decide: take a peek at the book and then feel free to drop by and let me know what you think!

Aimee Agresti is the author of the young adult novel, ILLUMINATE, and is also an entertainment journalist with ten years of experience writing, editing, and chatting up celebrities. A former staff writer for Us Weekly magazine, she has interviewed everyone from Angelina Jolie and George Clooney to the stars of The Hills, and even penned the magazine’s coffee table book Inside Hollywood.

In addition to Us, her work has appeared in People, Premiere, DC Magazine, The Washington Post, Boston magazine, Women’s Health, Mademoiselle, and the New York Observer. She lives in Washington, DC.

You can find her book, ILLUMINATE--out now!--on Amazon and Goodreads.

Connect with Aimee on her blog and on twitter.

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