Archive for July, 2010

Killer Secrets of Dating Success!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I just did a wonderful radio show appearance with Gloria MacDonald—and I say wonderful because she was! She’s a terrific host, full of great dating insights and ideas for helping singles find the right partner. We chatted for an hour about my book Meeting Your Half-Orange, and how the neuroscience and psychology of dating optimism can help bring you your other half.

The show went live on radio, but was also captured by WebTalkRadio, which means you can listen to our radio chat anytime! Here’s the link to listen through Gloria’s site, Secrets of Dating and Relationship Success, as well as through our chat on WebTalkRadio.net.

If you’re single, ready for a relationship and could use some useful, unique and actionable dating tips to take you to the next loving level, this show could be the tool to get you there. What a joy talking with Gloria, I hope we can chat again—and I’ll let you know if we do!

—Amy

10 Couples We Can’t Help But Respect

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

You don’t have to like them. You don’t have to do love the way they do love. But you have to admit, you can’t help but respect them for it. Well, at least these are my votes for 10 Famous Couples We Respect, just published on Match.com’s Happen magazine.

—Amy

Try Some Marriage Prep!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I’m excited about this latest news: two contributions in this new book:

I was asked to submit some material to a new book that’s just been published called All-in-One Marriage Prep: 75 Experts Share Tips & Wisdom to Help You Get Ready Now. The book, which is published by Barringer Publishing, features two of my contributions toward preparing for marriage:”The Buffalo Wing Principle” and “Prepare for ‘Mile 18’ in Your Future Marriage.”

If you’re prepping for marriage—or think you someday will—you can find out more about the book on the website for All-In-One Marriage Prep, created by the book’s creator, relationship and marriage coach Susanne M. Alexander. My book, Meeting Your Half-Orange, as well as the websites and my new iPhone App are all cited in the book. You can purchase it here as well.

I’m super proud of my contributions and honored to be featured alongside such incredible experts in the field. The book was first presented at this year’s SmartMarriages® Conference this week, so I’m thrilled to be a part of helping young couples form and sustain healthy relationships.

Everyone has a half-orange out there—and if you want it, he or she can be part of the marriage of your dreams. This book can help.

—Amy

Have a Half-Orange Spa Experience!

Monday, July 12th, 2010

As if I didn’t love the Sunset Marquis Hotel in L.A. enough, the hotel is now offering an amazing discount hotel/spa package based on my book, Meeting Your Half-Orange. The “Operation Optimism” package is called  “The Orange Buzz” and includes all sorts of goodies, from a mani/pedi and facial in the spa to a gym pass and at-pool goodies, to a signed copy of my book and a 30-minute phone session with me!

You can get all the details here at the Sunset Marquis Orange Buzz Package. Book it now!

If you need a good reason for a getaway to experience a little R&R (reading and relaxation), this is a perfect way to get your Orange Buzz off to a great start!

—Amy

When Press Gets Press…

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

I always love to see that someone I’ve interviewed for a magazine is getting even further press for themselves and their projects when other media outlets pick up the story.

My favorite surprise was late last week when I opened up my Yahoo and saw Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks trending as the #1 News story for her quotes in my Health magazine interview with Christina Hendricks. Go Christina!

My Vanessa Hudgens Interview

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The August 2010 issue of Glamour magazine is out, and on it? My cover interview with High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens. We spent a day having lunch and shopping at Barney’s (it was a heck of a lucky shopping day for her) and chatting. We talked about her house in L.A., her acting aspirations and her cute boyfriend Zac—who, by the way, I finally “got” when I saw the film 17 Again and thought, “Oh, so this is why everyone thinks Zac Efron is so cute.” A lucky girl indeed.

You can read My Glamour interview with Vanessa Hudgens here at Glamour.com.

—Amy

“What’s Hot”? Half-Orange Optimisms!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

It’s been another thrilling couple of weeks for my iPhone App, Half-Orange Optimisms, which can be used as a companion tool for my book Meeting Your Half-Orange. Not only was it Featured on Apple’s App store a couple weeks back, but it’s now been bumped up to “What’s Hot” status!

If you haven’t checked out the App, be sure to. You don’t even need the book to appreciate it. You just shake the phone, and an orange swirls around like a much happier Magic Eight Ball, and then gives you an Optimism to help you flip your attitude a bit more positively for the moments you really need it. I mean, I know it’s hot, Apple knows it’s hot, and I can only hope you’ll feel the same way!

—Amy

A Cool Chat with Christina Hendricks

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The new July/August issue of Health magazine features my interview with the star of one of my favorite shows: Christina Hendricks of Mad Men. It was a fun, refreshing interview, because Christina is no Joan Holloway!

See the full interview at Health.com here: Christina Hendricks: Curvy, Confident, Gorgeous.

—Amy