Hey everyone! I’m so excited to have Zara Hoffman, author of The Belgrave Daughter (November 25, 2013) here for an interview today! Here’s the official Goodreads excerpt for the book:
The Semptemgeminus Prophecy states: “A powerful sorceress with blood laced in gold sevenfold shall determine the fate of the world.”
Fawn Belgrave’s magical powers are the coveted prize in a bet between God and the Devil.
When she meets Caleb, the dark angel assigned to seduce her, her life is turned upside down.
Hope you guys enjoy the interview!
Question: Describe your book in ten words or less. Go!
Answer: A dark angel is sent to seduce young witch.
Question: The Belgrave Daughter has magic, prophecies, devils and dark angels. What made you gravitate towards those subjects?
Answer: I always liked the ideas of humans having powers, and struggled with the idea of fate and destiny, so the two combined and the Belgrave Daughter happened.
Question: What authors inspired you to write?
Answer: JK Rowling and James Patterson
Question: You’re a writer and a student. How do you get everything done?
Answer: I do all my homework during my free periods at school and use the rest of my time to write.
Question: What made you decide to self-publish? Do you think you’ll ever attempt traditional publishing?
Answer: I researched traditional publishing for two years, but decided I wanted to keep my creative executive power (editing, title, cover, etc)
Question: As a self-published author, what is your editing process like?
Answer: Lots and LOTS of revisions. I went through The Belgrave Daughter 8 times!
Question: Biggest writing quirk?
Answer: I do it with music playing or amidst a bunch of noise. I’m never as productive in silence as I am with background noise.
Question: What are three must-have items when you sit down to write?
Answer: My phone, WiFi, charged laptop, and headphones.
Question: What book are you currently reading?
Answer: Nothing at the moment. Junior year of high school has been a bit busy lately.
Question: What advice do you have for other teenagers your age, who really want to write and get published?
Answer: Persevere and never stop writing, editing, and revising.
Question: Are you working on anything new?
Answer: I’m currently writing the sequel to The Belgrave Daughter, called Tears of an Angel, then after I finish the trilogy with The Witch’s War, I plan on writing a fairytale retelling series called Fearful Fairytales. For more info on all my books, you can check out my website: http://zarahoffman.com.
And now for the awesome giveaway, courtesy of Zara! We have FIVE signed eBook copies of The Belgrave Daughter up for grabs!
-Giveaway is US only
-Winner has 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be selected.
-You must be 13 or older to enter OR have your parents’ permission.
-I am not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
-I reserve the right to change any rules as I see fit for each individual giveaway
*The above giveaway rules were borrowed and modified from Jessica @ Just a Book Lover.
With that being said, I wish you luck! May the odds be ever in your favor!