Monday, October 27, 2014

The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello Blog Tour Interview

Published by Diversion Books

In this dazzling first book in the EMPRESS CHRONICLES series by the author of THE MOMENT BEFORE, one courageous girl seeks keys to the past to unlock the future…

When city girl Liz is banished to a rural goat farm on the outskirts of Portland, the 15-year-old feels her life spiraling out of control.  She can’t connect to her father or his young girlfriend, and past trauma adds to her sense of upheaval.  The only person who seems to keep her sane is a troubled boy who is fighting his own demons.  But all of this changes in one historical instant.
One-hundred fifty years earlier, Elisabeth of Bavaria has troubles of her own.  Her childhood is coming to a crashing end, and her destiny is written in the form of a soothsaying locket that has the ability to predict true love.  But evil is afoot in the form of a wicked enchantress who connives to wield the power of the locket for her own destructive ends.
When Liz finds a timeworn diary, and within it a locket, she discovers the secrets and desires of the young Bavarian princess who will one day grow up to be the legendary Empress of Austria. It is in the pages of the diary that these two heroines will meet, and it is through their interwoven story that Liz will discover she has the power to rewrite history—including her own…
Readers of books like Rachel Harris’s MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY will love THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES

   1. Favorite place?  Oregon and Austria
   2. Best Christmas present?   My big, fat American Heritage Dictionary
   3. Favorite book(s)? Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson and This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
   4. Favorite author? Junot Diaz
   5. Favorite smell? Daphne
   6. Favorite TV series? Breaking Bad or Mad Men
   7. Nickname? Q
   8. Favorite writing spot? My office. (it’s very small)
   9. Favorite movie? You Can Count On Me
  10. Favorite food? Seared ahi
  11. Favorite color? Deep blue
  12. Favorite quote? Measure twice, cut once
  13. A bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one? Small and particular
  14. Your best trait? Fiercely intuitive
  15. Your worst trait? Lazy
  16. Skittles or M&Ms? I’ll take chocolate any time

About The Author
Suzy Vitello is a proud founding member of a critique group recently dubbed The Hottest Writing Group in Portland, and her short stories have won fellowships and prizes (including the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Award, and an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship).
Twitter: @suzy_vitello

1 comment:

  1. Gotta love that girl. She's awesome. I love her characters and how she pulls me into her stories.