6. lip 2013.

Author interview: Teresa Orts

Expected publication: July 6th 

Book summary: 

Sophie has always felt out of step—an outsider, even amongst friends in her high school with all the hype about celebrity culture. Her life in L.A. seems to have been already written for her, but when her junior year starts, it all takes a drastic turn. When she crosses paths with the school's heartthrob, Nate Werner, they fall for each other in a way neither can understand. What they don’t know is that by giving in to their desires, they are unlocking an ancient Egyptian prophecy that threatens to return Earth to the dark ages.

To undo the curse, Nate and Sophie embark on an adventure that takes them across the country. But their quest is not only to save the world as they know it. It is also a fight for their very survival. Behind the scenes, there are those that are counting on them to fail.
Author interview

Hi Teresa. Welcome to Ja čitam, a ti?. Thank you for this interview. We're happy to have you here today. 

1. Can you tell us something about your first novel - The Year of the Great Seventh?
It is about two teenagers in L.A. who are connected to an Egyptian prophecy that predicts the end of the world. The novel is set in L.A. and New York.

2. Where did you get the inspiration for the book? 
I started typing a short story one night for no good reason, so I'm not sure where the inspiration came from. It probably came out of boredom.

 3. Recently I've discovered that this will be a series. So can you tell us how many books you have in plan? 
I'm planning to write a trilogy. I think three will be enough to tell Nate and Sophie's story, but you never know! I already have a rough draft of the second one, so I hope I can publish it by next summer.

4. Something more about you - When did you decide to become an author? Is there someone who inspired you to write? 
I never made a conscious decision to become an author. To tell the truth, I don't actually consider myself one. I feel more comfortable with the "storyteller" tag. It happened almost by mistake. After I wrote that short story, I wanted to know what happened to Sophie and Nate, so I decided to write the novel. Since I ended up with an entire manuscript, I thought "Why not try to get it published?"

5.  What's your favorite book or author? 
I have many favorite books and authors, but the book I enjoyed the most in the last couple of months was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

6. What do you do in your free time? 
When I have time off, which is not very often, I like hanging out with my friends or going out for a nice meal. My favorite hobby is gymnastics. I'm not very good at it since I started doing it in my mid-twenties, but I absolutely love it. There's something cool about doing flips and being upside down.

7. Is there something you want to tell to our readers? or if you want to share your favorite quote? 
The Year of the Great Seventh will be out on July 6th! And one of my favorite quotes is, "You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen." - Paulo Coelho.

You can find more about Teresa at her

Until the next time, 

Broj komentara: 20:

  1. I've heard so many great things about Teresa's book! The plot sounds different and interesting, and I really hope to read it soon.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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    1. I should start the book soon too! :) I hope you'll get a chance to read it :) Thanks :)

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  2. Great interview Tanja :) And I love the quote at the end!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. I love the quote too! :)Thanks Janina :)

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  3. This series sounds really cool! I haven't heard of Me Before You either, so I'll have to check that out. Great interview :)

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    1. I've heard nothing but great things about Me Before You! :) Thanks :)

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  4. Great interview! I love that the book just all sort of happened. Boredom does sometimes lead to great things. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Yes it really does! Boredom lead me to Goodreads and look at me now! :) Thanks Sam :)

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  5. This book sounds good and I love how people unknowingly become authors. The Paulo Coelho quote is good too. Great interview with the author and nice post, Tanja!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. I hope you'll get a chance to read this book :) Thanks Sarika :)

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  6. I would love to learn some gymnastics as an adult

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    1. Me too as I was never really good at it. I can as any sport but gymnastics no way.

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  7. I haven't heard of this one before, but your interview has me intrigued! Thanks for sharing, Tanja!(:

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    1. I'll be reading this one soon so we'll see! :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  8. I'm so impressed that she was able to start gymnastics as an adult! I would probably be awful if I tried it, but I'm sure it's a great way to unwind. What a lovely quote from Paolo Coelho. I hadn't heard of this one but now I'm definitely intrigued. Fantastic interview, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I was impressed too! I was never good at it even when I was really young. I guess I'l too tall or something. Thanks Lauren :)

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  9. Wonderful interview and post! This sounds really interesting, Tanja and you did a wonderful job with the interview! :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! :) I'm not an expert like Jenny but I can try :D

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  10. lol. I didn't see the ancient Egyptian prophecy but I LIKE it (: It's great that she just stumbled into being an author/ a "storyteller" (I agree that storyteller sounds better than author). Great interview (:

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    1. Neither did I but yeah it's there :) I agree too :) Thanks :)

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