Blog Tour + Giveaway: Interview with Diana Paz, Author of Timespell

Timespell
Timespell
by Diana Paz
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Release Date: April 1st, 2013

In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution.





Interview

What inspired you to write Timespell
My biggest inspiration for Timespell was being able to bring history to life. I adore reading historical novels and I thought it would be fun to put modern day girls in an era that would force them to into unexpected situations. 

When did your writing career begin? 
Even though I’ve been writing since… well, it feels like I’ve always written stories! But despite that, my career really began when my publisher offered me my first contract, which was in May of 2012. I began writing Timespell back in 2010,  so I suppose that counts too!

Who was your favorite character to write?
My favorite to write was Kaitlyn. It was completely fun to step into her thigh high boots and be fearless and fierce.

Timespell delves into the time period of the French Revolution. What drew you to this historical period?
I loved the idea of Marie Antoinette being the same age as my main characters when she made her Parisian debut. I think that’s probably what first had me poking into researching this particular era. The more I read, the more fascinated I became, and before I knew it, I had several scenes in mind for the story based around key events surrounding Marie Antoinette's life.

Paris is such a vivid city. Have you been to France? And what type of research did you do to capture the setting? 
I’ve never been to France, but I would love to somedaya. Paris seems like such a beautiful city, and I love visiting places with rich histories. It was a lot of fun researching the setting, at least. I watched travel videos and read first hand travel journals. One of my favorites was an article written for the Smithsonian by a person visiting the Petite Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s private hideaway. I think of anywhere in France, that’s where I would want to visit most.

If you could describe Timespell in three words, what would they be?
Adventure, romance, and corsets. ;)

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers? 
Never give up! I know that’s clichéd, but it’s just so true. Keep writing your story, revise-revise-revise, until the story is so amazing, a publisher won’t be able to turn it down!

Since Nawanda Files highlights books into movies news, what is your favorite movie that was adapted from a book?
Hmm… that’s a toughie! I love a LOT of movies that originated as books. My very favorites are probably The Color Purple by Alice Walker and The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.


Timespell sounds like a cool paranormal/historical mash-up with the addition of Marie Antoinette! You can check out the book trailer HERE! To learn more about Diana Paz, read below and then hop on over to some more blog stops! 




About the Author



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Diana Paz writes books about magic, adventure, and romance. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up on Miami Beach, moved to Los Angeles in high school, and went to college in San Diego. Basically, she’s a beach bum. Diana graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves old movies, epic fantasy, all kinds of music, and heading to the beach with a good book. Preferably sipping a highly sweetened iced coffee. 



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4 comments:

  1. I would go back to my grandparents wedding day. Just to see their love for each other new.

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  2. I'm not too into witch stories, but I like the time travel aspect of this story. I also like that it doesn't focus on romance, it's refreshing to have a story actually have a plot. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I'm hesitant when it comes to historical-types... but I love the sound of Timespell. Witches, Greek (maybe?) Fates, time travel and romance? Sounds like a slamdunk!

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