Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC

Hear ye, hear ye!  I have updated parts of Backseat Writer’s Review Policy and added a bit of plain speak to my FTC Disclosure.  Read on, you know you want to… REVIEW POLICY Request for reviews/interview/marriage proposals can be sent to amy@backseatwriter.com. Why, yes, I would love to review your album, book, movie, or product! Continue reading “Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC”

Anne Jackson Gives Others Permission to Speak Freely

Author Anne Jackson is a refreshingly honest person.  And it’s that refreshing honesty she brings to her latest book, Permission to Speak Freely, a combination of essays, poetry, and artistic confession (read review).   Her message to readers is simple—you are not alone.  Delivering the message via her book was a two year process that beganContinue reading “Anne Jackson Gives Others Permission to Speak Freely”

Hitchhiking with singer/songwriter Bebo Norman

It was with great anxiety and distress I awaited Bebo Norman’s scheduled phone call the morning after Labor Day.  Normally, I’m not like this, but then again, it’s not every day that I get to interview one of the singer/songwriters who has been so influential in my life.  The phone rang and I said aContinue reading “Hitchhiking with singer/songwriter Bebo Norman”

Take 5 with Brian McLaren

Because artists, authors, and other exciting individuals don’t always have time for interviews, Backseat Writer is introducing a new feature called “Take 5”. This concept is simple—we e-mail five questions to a band, artist, author, astronaut, whoever, which should only take about five minutes to answer. It’s a great way to keep tabs on someContinue reading “Take 5 with Brian McLaren”

Leeland: Raising Up a Worship Generation

By Amy Sondova w/ Melissa Brown A best-selling album, a GRAMMY nod and several Dove Award nominations, a new marriage, and the Feb. 26 release of sophomore album, Opposite Way—that’s a lifetime of accomplishments for 19 year-old Leeland Mooring, frontman of the band, Leeland. The band’s first album, Sound of Melodies, was heralded by audiencesContinue reading “Leeland: Raising Up a Worship Generation”

Tom Cruise Scientology Video

A few weeks ago Tom Cruise did a very bizarre interview about his beliefs on scientology. While I’m not a proponent of scientology, I can see how what Christians say could also be construed as “crazy”. I mean, we do believe God came to earth in the person of Jesus, hung out with the dregsContinue reading “Tom Cruise Scientology Video”

Harry Potter and the Big If

According to an interview with the Daily Mail,  Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling says she might write another book in the series.  This book, however, would not focus on Harry Potter as the main character.   The article quotes her as saying, “”If – and it’s a big if – I ever write anContinue reading “Harry Potter and the Big If”

The Return of Extroverted Amy

Tonight I went to a Brandon Heath concert. You can read all the groovy details about it on YMX: ALL ACCESS. I was pretty proud of myself because I didn’t really want to go. I haven’t been sleeping well and I’ve been worrying about this and that. I kind of just wanted to chill atContinue reading “The Return of Extroverted Amy”