Emerging Writer Member Profile
Amy is an author of women’s commercial fiction and writing is her passion. She loves to write humorous romantic fiction, but not always with fairy tale endings! Amy has published fiction in magazines, and is represented by literary agent, Frank Fahy.
Amy has been working in the charity sector for twelve years. She is married to Eoin and is the mother of two young children. When Amy is not writing, she can be found juggling school lunches and two Shetland pony-sized rescue dogs. Now, how’s that for multi-tasking?
BRIDE WITHOUT A GROOM
Rebecca has chosen the most luscious, five tiered, wedding cake – as featured in Hello! Magazine. The engagement ring that she has selected is celebrity inspired. The wedding singer is on speed dial. He doesn’t usually do Michael Bolton, but as it’s for a first dance he’ll make an exception. Father Maguire is checking dates for the parish church as we speak. The deposit on the white sand honeymoon is paid for in full on Barry’s card. Sure, the resort was good enough for Pierce Brosnan when he tied the knot. She has fallen for an ivory lace couture gown that is to die for. The down payment may require her to sell a left kidney, but it will be worth it. Isn’t that why you have two?
There is one teeny problem. It’s nothing, really. No need to panic! It’s just that Barry has yet to propose. Says he’s not ready! He can be a bit of a kill joy that way. It is time to face the harsh reality – she is a bride without a groom.
Truth be told, Barry’s had enough. There is only so much wedding talk that one man can take. Discovering the credit card statement is the final straw. Now he’s leaving for a conference in Bangkok and frankly, he’s looking forward to the peace and quiet. He says he needs time to think about their relationship. As the Tiger beer flows and the tie loosens, his colleague Shelley is providing more than a shoulder for him to cry on. Maybe Shelley is right. Maybe Rebecca only wants the big day.
Back in Dublin, Rebecca worries. Maybe she has pushed Barry too far this time. He’s no Johnny Depp, but she loves him. Best mates Pam and Emer are on hand for counselling and cocktails. Naturally, she can’t be expected to attend work at a time like this. She’ll have to tell Harry the Horrible that she has the vomiting bug. Again! With
the help of family, friends and a well stocked drinks cabinet, Rebecca puts her cunning plan together. Operation ‘Win Back Barry’ is in full swing. She will convince him that she is not crazy – just crazy about him. A full-on makeover is required to pull this off. Obviously, Barry’s credit card is at the ready.
A week later, a guilt-ridden Barry returns. Things got out of hand with Shelley, but he has told her that it is over between them. He is ready to put things right with Rebecca and decides to take the plunge. Life is starting to look up and Rebecca has the mother of all engagement parties to plan. The Bollinger is flowing and the rock on her finger is sparkling.
But who is the mysterious woman watching her at the party and why is
she so keen to talk to her?
Back home, Barry confesses all. Will Rebecca still want to say, “I do” ?
Or perhaps she will forever be a…Bride Without A Groom.
Amy is the author of two novels, Bride Without A Groom and Does My Bump Look Big In This? Her third novel is in progress.
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