Hey everyone! Today we have an interview with Liz DeJesus and a giveaway! Before we get to the interview here is some about her books First Frost and Glass Frost!
For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”
Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn't really exist.
She’s about to find out how wrong she is.
When joined together, Cinderella's slippers grant the wearer her heart's desire. But whose wish will be granted?
When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper, when paired with its mate, and in the wrong hands, could ruin the peace of Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magic, even when used for good.
Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart's desire.
The highly anticipated sequel to First Frost. July 19th 2013 through Musa Publishing.
What character of yours is most like you?
Bianca Frost is definitely me when I was seventeen. Which is basically how I was able to write her so well. I just thought about what I would do if I were in her shoes. But all of my characters have a little bit of me in them even the villains.
What character would you want by your side in a battle?
It’s really a tie between Bianca and Terrance. But if I had to choose only one? Hmm….probably Bianca since she’d be more likely to have candy in her backpack. Plus, she can shoot fire out of her hands. Can’t really beat that in a battle.
Do you reread the previous books before you start writing the next one?
Not really. Because each book in the series stands on its own and I have a pretty good memory when it comes to my books.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Chasing after my two sons. They’re a handful. J But I also like to read, go shopping and take pictures.
If you could be any paranormal creature what would it be?
Definitely a fairy.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I’m working on Shattered Frost. It’s book #3 in the Frost Series. Poor Bianca, I feel bad for everything I’m putting her through in this book. I’m also tinkering with a zombie novel. It’s tentatively titled Zombie Ever After. It’s going to be a post-apocalyptic, zombie, fairy tale mash-up. LOL It sounds crazy but I’m having a lot of fun writing this book.
Who designed your covers?
Musa Publishing has amazing cover artists. They were the ones that designed my covers. I was able to offer a bit of input for Glass Frost. I found a royalty free image online and asked if they could put it into consideration for the cover and to my surprise they were more than happy to use it. I love working with Musa Publishing.
Is there anything you wish to say to your readers?
I just want to say thank you for everyone’s kindness and support. It’s been amazing meeting fans, reviewers and bloggers and being able to connect with everyone through this series. J
Where all can we stalk you at?
http://liz-dejesus.livejournal.com/ I update it all the time. And every Friday is Fairy Tale Friday!
What is the first book you remember reading?
The first book I ever read was probably Clifford the Big Red Dog. But the first ‘grown’ up book I fell in love with was The Curious Clubhouse by Christine Govan.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 22nd 2012) and Glass Frost (Musa Publishing, COMING SOON).
She is also a member of The Written Remains Writers Guild http://www.writtenremains.org/.
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July 17th for one day only First Frost will be available for free on Amazon if you want to pick it up the