Today, I'm hosting Priya Kanaparti and her recently released young adult book Dracian Legacy. Be sure to stop at her website to visit some of the other blogs involved. Be sure to read to the end and enter the rafflecopter to win.
1. Tell us something about your book that we wouldn’t know just by reading the blurb.
a. That Ren is a nickname and her full name is Temperance.
2. What’s your favorite non-essential item on your desk?
a. My iPhone. I think I might have a problem…
3. What was the most challenging aspect of writing a novel?
a. It has been trying to find the answers, answers to questions I know will come up in the future. It could be as simple as characters that show up in book 1 who will play a huge role in the future or simply the family members of the main characters that we have yet to meet.
4. What's a typical day like for you?
a. I actually work full-time as a Software consultant. Once I leave the work, then it’s play-time with my two year old son, Jay. And then around 8 or 9, I sit before my laptop, ready to immerse myself into my character’s world until I’m too tired to stay awake.
5. Besides writing, what do you like to do in your free time?
a. I read. I read quite a lot actually. It helps me to relax and get creative with my own stories!
6. What was one of the most surprising things you learned when creating your book?
a. That I sucked at writing. Okay, maybe not surprising, but shocking. After I finished my first draft that had been revised, by yours truly, I *cringes* actually submitted it to several agents and publishing companies. That was a horrible mistake. So I took the next 7 months to improve the book and find the right group of people that helped me make this book really awesome. But that’s my personal opinion. LOL.
7. Readers love a playlist to go along with the book… what’s the playlist for your book?
a. I actually have created and you should check it out on my website. It as songs from several artists: One Republic, Enrique Iglesias, Cee Lo Green, Alex Care, Nouvelle Vague, Sixpence, One Direction, Michael Franti, Hunter Hayes, AND Cher Lloyd
8. Top 10 Random Facts -
Reply with first thought
a. Teeth whitening toothpaste or fresh breath? i. Fresh breath
b. Favorite movie – EVER i. Pursuit of Happiness
c. Do you think Dorothy was cruel when she threw the bucket of water on the witch? i. Heck NO! The Wicked Witch soooo deserved it =)
d. Favorite Candy? i. Twix
e. Love or Hate to cook? i. I’m on the fence. It depends on the day and my mood.
f. If you love to cook - what’s your signature dinner? i. Butter Chicken. Seriously, I make a mean Butter Chicken =)
g. If you don’t love to cook - what do you love to eat? i. *Smacks lips* Where do I start with this one… Cheesecake. I think I can live off that. That’s a food right? Probably not the right category of food, but… *shrugs*
h. 99% of writers drink coffee - how many cups do you drink? i. I’m the 1%. I don’t drink coffee or tea. I actually prefer water with lemon.
i. What’s your favorite color of Jelly Beans to eat? i. The Popcorn one.
j. Favorite dance song? i. Right now? One More Night by Maroon 5
9. Where can we stalk you?
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