#CelebratingDebutantes2013: Amy Rose Capetta (13 Random Facts)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Celebrating Debutantes is celebrating the debut of AMY ROSE CAPETTA today! Let's all give her a warm welcome!

About Amy Rose Capetta

I grew up in New England, running wild in the woods and reading (often at the same time.) As a teenager, I added other activities, like competitive scowling, starting a filmmaking company with my best friend, and writing my first novels in composition notebooks.

I moved to Northern California, fell in love with redwood trees, and became open to the idea of avocados. I have since lived in Brooklyn (resulting in all the bagels), Austin (resulting in semi-frequent use of the word “y’all”), and Chicago (resulting in three pairs of boots.) I just moved to Michigan and started a serious relationship with its many farmer’s markets.

I wrote plays and screenplays before I circled back to my first love, sci-fi and fantasy novels. I hold an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. No matter where I go, Montpelier is my second home.


1. I shaved my head to celebrate my first book sale.

2. I went to grad school at VCFA, which is like Hogwarts for children’s book writers. Except there are no Slytherins. And we play Horse instead of Quidditch.

3. I used to bake for a living. I believe in the alchemy of butter plus anything.

4. I love a good nerdy TV show I can get really invested in. Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars, anything Joss Whedon. I even admit to being a recovering LOSTie.

5. I once performed a monologue on roller blades in front of Kurt Vonnegut. (No, really.)

6. I’ve lived on the East Coast, the West Coast, in the Midwest, and Texas, but I’m a New England girl. My blood is all maple-y.

7. I have climbed a redwood tree in a cocktail dress to watch the sun rise. (Then, of course, it was foggy, and I had to get down, still in the cocktail dress.)

8. I am actually that person who ruined her eyesight by staying up late reading. It’s a good thing that I thought glasses were the coolest when I was six.

9. I was in a Shakespeare troupe, with the big flouncy dresses and the prop daggers. I used to have a pretty serious thing for Shakespeare. These days we’re just close friends.

10. I take tons of photographs. I am rarely spotted in the wild without my chunky camera.

11. When I was in high school, my best friend and I started an independent film company. We wrote and shot five feature-length, zero budget movies. The last one even got screened at an international film festival. (Thanks, Canada!)

12. In college I took a detour and wrote plays. Plays are hard.

13. I just finished revising the sequel to ENTANGLED—yesterday (Oct 16)! It’s called UNMADE, and it’s the end of Cade’s story. Sequels are hard, too, but I loved writing this one. Now it’s off to start shiny new things!


I want cupcakes!!!! Please bake for us! Maybe we can have a cute Celebrating Debutantes 2013 cake! Anyway, it seems like right from the start, Amy Rose was destined to a life in the arts. *envious* Haha! No, long live Science! So let's check out Amy Rose's debut novel, ENTANGLED!

Entangled (Entangled, #1)
Title: Entangled (Entangled #1)
Author: Amy Rose Capetta
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date of Publication: October 1, 2013

Alone was the note Cade knew best. It was the root of all her chords.

Seventeen-year-old Cade is a fierce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram named Mr. Niven tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level with a boy named Xan.

Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws—her first friends—on a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back.

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Thank you Amy Rose for gracing Oops! I Read A Book Again with your presence and sharing about yourself! Come back tomorrow as Lisa Amowitz, author of BREAKING GLASS, drops by! Now, go on to Michelle's blog for her feature on Cheree Smith!

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