Check out Incantation Paradox by Annamaria Bazzi courtesy of b00k r3vi3w tours and learn more about her writing process!
Hey guys! I was able to do a quick interview with Incantation Paradox’s author, Annamaria Bazzi, courtesy of b00k r3vi3w tours! There are five questions in total, and then you guys can learn all about her awesome new book!
- Do you base your characters off of people you actually know?
Yes and no. Yes, I have created some characters that are a mixture of real people I know. In the book I’m currently working on I created the main character with many of my first daughter’s strength, determination and sense of adventure, while, Kendíka, from White Swans, is a character born from my imagination.
- Have you written other books or short stories before?
I’ve written a total of about 9 books but have published only one full-length novel and five short stories. The other 8 novels, one by one, will be turned over to my editor for proper editing.
- Do you create a plan or outline before writing, as in which events will happen when and why, or do you just write and see where things take you?
I need an initial idea, or a character that presents herself to me wanting her story told. Once I have one of these two things I come up with a possible ending, a place where I want the story to end. With that ending in mind, and in most cases it will change, I enjoy the journey. Sometimes even I’m surprised at the turn of events that take place.
- Do you have any rituals that you do to help you write?
Rituals? No, although when a little girl I did enjoy pretending to be a priestess of ancient times with nebulous powers over the people.
I usually work on multiple projects at a time. I maintain two blogs, constantly doing multiple Round Table Chats, editing a novel with my editor, while writing a new one, and editing one of the already written novels, getting it ready to turnover to my editor.
- Who are your literary inspirations?
This is a tough one. I admire Emily Bronte and her wonderful character Heathcliff. I’ve also been inspired by Orson Scott Card, Terry Goodkind, Frank Herbert, and to a certain extent Cornelia Funke. Let’s not forget the wonderful Louisa May Alcott. There could have been others in passing but these are the major ones that have inspired me.
About The Book:
Magic is an illusion. It doesn’t really exist. Or does it?
A horrible car accident destroys Dolores Reynard’s life. But instead of waking up in a hospital bed, she awakens in a teenager’s body. Soon, she discovers she is at the heart of the murderous mystery surrounding the death of Mona, the young girl whose body she occupies. Caught between an evil greater than she ever imagined and a wizard who heals her tattered heart, she is forced to play a dangerous game of intrigue in the hopes of finding a way to return to her previous life.
Will magic be her ally, or will it lead to her demise once and for all.
Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish.
Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.
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