Friday, October 29, 2010

Author Spotlight: Rebecca Maizel & Giveaway!

Please welcome Rebecca Maizel. 
Author of Infinite Days!

1) Could you tell us a bit about yourself.

Rebecca: I'm Rebecca. I'm from Rhode Island though I was a NYC bartender for almost six years. I am a YA book fanatic. I think my dog Louie is a person. I talk to him like he's real. Oh, and I'm the author of Infinite Days, the first book in the Vampire Queen trilogy.

2) What was your inspiration for writing Infinite Days?

Rebecca: I started to free write one day. I literally sat down, started writing and Lenah’s voice came through, I let her tell the story and 8 months later, I had a draft of Infinite Days. I wish this story were more exciting. I wish I could say that I had a vision! Or a dream! But no...I was in a dark library writing. 

3) Were there any personal experiences that went in to Infinite Days?  

Rebecca: I was a bartender for a long time. I lived my life at night - I also bartended through my 20s. Maybe there are some unconscious personal things in there. But no, I've never been a 592 year old vampire on the run from a dangerous coven :)

 4) What was your inspiration for Lenah's character, is she a purely made up character or is she based on anyone? 

Rebecca: She is most definitely a made up character. I think she's an amalgamation really of a lot of my past, my experiences and my regrets. 

5)How many books do you plan to have in your Infinite Days series?

Rebecca: Three :)

 6) What was your inspiration for the cover of  Infinite Days?

Rebecca: Most of the time, especially with a teen book, an author has very little say in the design and execution of the cover. There are marketing teams and designers who make the covers and usually they designs are run by you (the author). It's not really a collaborative process.

7) What do you plan on doing in the future?

Rebecca: I am currently writing a realistic novel set on Cape Cod but I have a couple projects up my sleeve. 

8) What are you reading right now?

Rebecca: The Mockingbirds - (ARC) by Daisy Whitney (I am loving it so far)
Nightshade (ARC)  - by Andrea Cremer - but I'm only on page 2. :)

9) Who are a few of your favorite authors?

Rebecca: I love Lauren Kate - I think she's great. Fallen was a fun read and I really admired her writing style. I also adore Sophie Jordan's writing. Firelight is her new book coming out, I believe in September. 

 10) Do you write to music? Whats your favorite?

Rebecca: I do write to music! Usually it is music with no lyrics - classical or soundtracks. I am easily distracted. But in terms of bands, etc.? I love The NationalRyan AdamsThe Doors and I admit, Taylor Swift! :)

Thanks Rebecca for such an awesome interview!!

Check out Rebecca's website HERE!

Want to win a copy of Infinite Days?

Fill out this form!
Ends November 1, 2010
Open International! 

Edit: Contest Closed!


Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

Great Interview This book looks great!! I love Vampires hehe!! Thanx for the Giveaway!!

My Bloody Fairy Tale

Misha said...

Great Interview! This book is on my wishlist. Thanks!

Bidisha said...

So interesting to read this interview. Infinite Days sounds a lot different from most other vampire novels, which makes it stand out. Also, the cover's adorable. Looking forward to reading it.

Mandy IReadIndie said...

Infinite Days is on my to-read list. great interview

Jinky said...

Sweet interview. She's got nice taste in company and music.

Thanks for the chance to win her book.

P.S. Belated thank you for entering extra points at my giveaway. I appreciate your follow.

Madalena said...

This book looks so good! And the cover's beautiful.

Oh, and I also think my pets are persons. I talk to them. But they always end up dying too soon. I don't quite understand why ):

Nina said...

I love that the book is about vampires, such good fun! The book sounds really good and suspenseful. Like it already. Great interview.

Fi-chan said...

Oh, even though she didn't get a say for the covers, I really love the covers though. Thank you for the giveaway btw :D

Unknown said...

I just have to say...dogs are real people..

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Great interview! Always looking for an interesting new vampire book!

Giada M. said...
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Giada M. said...

Great interview! I can't wait to read Infinite Days. Please enter me in the contest only if it is international.
Thank you!!

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathy Habel said...

I just finished a book called Mockingbirds but it was by a different author. I've got Nightshad sitting her waiting to be read.

Marg @ Clockwork Reverie said...

Thanks for the awesome interview & giveaway. I found it interesting that Rebecca Maizel writes while listening to music, particularly because I can relate...I love to work on my photography while listening to music (namely modern classical music).

Edna said...

Thanks for the interview and giveaway! It's a shame that, more often than not, authors don't have a say in their covers. I like the music choices and I admit I listen to Taylor Swift sometimes. Her music is so catchy.

Unknown said...

Nice Interview. Can't wait to read the first book in the series! and I love her taste of music.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

Great to read that Rebecca also enjoys reading ARCs :)

Sophia said...

Awesome interview! Very interesting to read =) Thanks for the giveaway!

Llehn said...

I'm intrigued by the premise of Infinite Days. Definitely looking forward to reading it :D

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Haha, I loved her answer for #3! It's cool that she used to bartend (authors usually have the oddest jobs prior to their writing careers!). Great interview! I really want to read this book - I've heard such great things about it. :)

Badass Bookie said...

I love this interview! I think most people do think that inspriational comes from visions and dreams but not everyone is Stephenie Meyer! Great Interview!

Lisa B. said...

Love the interview! And Infinite Days has been on my wish list since I started reading early reviews of it. I love vamps and am intrigued by this new story.

-Lisa B.

Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) said...

Oh, it is wonderful when writers put a little of their own "character" and experiences in their books and as Ms Maizel said, Lena is a bit of her earlier self, so I'd love to read this!!

Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

Ingreads. said...

Great interview! We have more information about her and her work, and I like it! She seems to be great, I would love to talk to her haha!

Ana Lucía said...

I so want to win this book...I heard a lot about it..and she seems really nice =)
Thanks for the international giveaway.


PinkStuff28 said...

I've had this on my wishlist like forever..but this is the first interview i saw ...

Nice to know something about the Genius behind Infinite Days :)

raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

whitewolfreads said...

Cool concept! Definitely adding this to my TBR pile. Thanks for the awesome interview!

Samantha (A Dream of Books) said...

Great interview! I can't wait to read this book :)

Unknown said...

Great interview! I think my dog, Jaz, is a person, too.

brendajean said...

fun interview! I didn't know that this was going to be a trilogy! Triple the fun!

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