Amber L. Carter

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  • Can I brag that I finished your book today? I feel like I’m so late to the party on this thing – but it was outstanding! I really enjoyed it. Your writing style is such a pleasure to read, and I love the technique you used — sometimes slowly revealing which character was narrating each chapter.

    I only wish I could go online and easily download the songs you listed. Awesome work!

    - Jason DeRusha :: The Middle of Nowhere
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    - Kate O’Reilly :: all the things you never knew / certain things you ought to know
  • The dialogue from the characters was beyond superb and so very natural that it may be the highlight of the book. But the way she told the story, weaving it from character to character with a deft hand you wouldn’t expect from a writer’s first effort, truly elevated the book.

    - Kevin Watterson :: The Middle of Nowhere
  • I read and read for hours. Delighted and destroyed to find this was a book full of You’s.

    Sometimes, I think we desperately need to know our friends’ and lovers’ scars. That we’d be better for it. That they’d be better for it. But I also think that we are terrible at being still and watching them show us where it hurt and how. We are chronically squeamish, politely disinterested. Insatiably giddy for the trite conclusion.

    Some of Amber’s stories bloated my lungs and guts and heart. Like someone standing above me and pouring buckets of ocean water in slowly and fully. When I walked off that flight, I weighed more for knowing her experiences. The fine details to the vague outlines I had heard over beers and brunches before. I told her once, when she was vulnerable enough to ask, that she is at her strongest when she is cracked open. Slow and authentic and faulted and wanting. That could be the title of this book, and I love her for writing it.

    - Erica Cantoni :: all the things you never knew / certain things you ought to know
  • 528 pages in 3 days. I haven’t read like that since college. I haven’t been moved to read like that since before then. Excellent character development and the story just keeps bringing you in deeper until finally you tell yourself it’s time for bed…after just one more chapter. At first the chapter layout strikes one as interesting and unique, but as the book continues the stories interweave with one another in ingenious fashion. An excellent and thrilling read, I’m excited to see what more develops from the mind of Ms. Carter.

    - Scott Stuglemeyer :: The Middle of Nowhere
  • Amber provides an essential combination of wisdom, tough love and a self-esteem boost that gets you attention on and off the internet.

    - Maggie Malam :: Flinguistics
  • [The Middle of Nowhere] was excellent; one of those stories that stay with you long after swiping the last page. Thanks, Amber! Looking forward to your next book.

    - Jeff Cordes :: The Middle of Nowhere
  • Years ago, I hired Amber to write my online dating profiles for OkCupid and PlentyOfFish as well as help craft messages to send to women. As a data geek, I found it fascinating that after we went with her profile suggestions, the quantity and quality of women who viewed my profile and wanted to go out increased by more than 5x! If you’re interested in wasting less time with online dating and spending more time with the type of women you enjoy hanging out with, stop what you’re doing and talk to Amber today.

    - Tyler Olson :: Flinguistics
  • I’m on page 378 and so far I enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Lost. I hope this ending doesn’t suck as much.

    - Kevin Watterson :: The Middle of Nowhere
  • “I am comfortable meeting women and fairly confident in my ability to hold up my end of an interesting conversation. However, when I decided to try online dating, I knew a woman’s input would be vital when it was time to write a profile. Amber helped me with my profile and I have gotten a lot of compliments on it. If I get back in the online game, the first thing I plan to do is contact Amber and update my profile. She’s great!” – CJ Camp (a real live person, even though this – amazing – photo of him suggests otherwise)
    - CJ Camp :: Flinguistics

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