Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Review - I Read, Therefore I Blog

"Amanda Hickie’s debut literary novels mixes pandemic apocalypse with domestic drama to solid effect, creating a suffocating sense of claustrophobia and fear as Hannah is forced into impossible decisions, creating emotional conflict with the people she’s trying to protect at the same time as she searches desperately for information and hope from the outside world."

Read more here.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Review - Got books, babe?

"Before This Is Over ... is a novel full of heart, warmth and soul, despite the dangerous and unpredictable circumstances in which it is set. Hard-hitting and incredibly thought-provoking..."

Read full review here.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Bite Sized Reviews

I came across this the other day and feel very conflicted! While I'm chuffed to have created a world that felt real to someone, I hate to think that it could have caused them harm. Please, reader, if you see this, remember it's fiction.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Review - If In Doubt Read
"What it isn’t is action packed, what it isn’t is pacey- what it is, is a very interesting , thought provoking fly on the wall look at the experience of an everyday surburban family of four, as they struggle to ‘wait out’ the pandemic of ‘ Manba’ that is sweeping the globe.
I would encourage fellow readers to pick up ‘ Before this is over’, for a gentle, intriguing and thought provoking read."

Read review here.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Sitting down with Clues and Reviews

In which we discuss being in Canada during SARS, stocking an apocalypse pantry and one star reviews.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Review -

"Hannah’s point of view is so encompassing, I found myself worrying that I hadn’t sanitized the hand rail of the treadmill I was reading on, and I didn’t have enough food at home if we got trapped there.

We also don’t have a generator."

Neither do I.

Read review here.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Essay -

"For the purposes of telling a story in a reasonable time frame, I cheated on the odd detail. To take a vaccine from identification of microbe to ready for mass usage requires years, not weeks or months. SARS was contained not by a medical miracle pulled out of the hat but by eliminating animal hosts, isolating infected patients and waiting."

Read more here.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Review -

"What is scary to think, and I think many readers will consider this, is whether something similar to this scenario could possibly one day become a reality. This isn’t your zombie apocalypse kind of stuff, this is actually a more terrifying prospect!"
Read review here.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Newsweek, March 28

"There are many books about what happens once the world falls apart - but there are far fewer that focus on the questions of morality and ethics that are raised when it all goes down. "

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Review - bookbarblog

Nice way to end a weekend -

"Like many, Hannah’s motivation is in protecting those closest to her and Hickie does an amazing job of bringing that need through in her writing. Hannah’s love and fear are so palpable that it pulls the reader through the story, making it a truly intense reading experience."

Read full review here.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Review - Clues and Reviews

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A Canadian perspective!

Review on Clues and Reviews -

"This is not a zombie book or a sci-fi novel; in fact, the entire time I was reading, I was filled with anxiety as my mind raced with the probability of this scenario. This book was so much than a novel of realistic horror; this novel is a character study in human survival, the nature of people in crisis and the lengths people go to in order to protect their own. If nothing else, this novel will leave you thinking."

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Two Giveaways

For those in the US, Little, Brown is giving away copies of BEFORE THIS IS OVER on Facebook and Instagram.

Monday, 6 March 2017

A big box of books in the mail! These should be in stores in the US/Canada by the end of the month.

Friday, 27 January 2017

New Clothes for Zoe

A gorgeous new cover for AfterZoe from my friend, the very talented Tanis Dennis! Rolling out into online stores over the next few days. Evocative and beautiful. I'm looking forward to holding a paper copy in my hands. Thanks Tanis.
(Also in the next few days on Amazon as a paperback and orderable in bookstores.)