Friday, April 27, 2012

DEBUT FEATURE: Zoraida Cordova Interview + A Giveaway


A big welcome to
Zoraida Cordova
whose debut novel
The Vicious Deep
releases May 1, 2012
from Sourcebooks Fire

For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.
He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.
His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.
Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back. (from Goodreads)

I'm so happy to be a part of Zoraida's Bloggers of the Deep blog tour (love that name :)

Today she's visiting Red House Books sharing some memories.

What makes you think of your childhood?
Mangoes. A neighbor in Ecuador had a tree and one of my great uncles used to steal them for me.

...your happiest memory?
My 23rd birthday. I got the best presents, a Lenox design statue of Ariel and Prince Eric

...your road to publication?
Papercuts. I prefer editing a hard copy manuscript. I remember carrying it all over the place. In the shuffle, many papercuts happened.

...your writing style?
Casual. Friendly. A friend who's telling you a story while you're hanging out.

...your family?
Christmas. It's when everyone is together no matter what! And presents!

...high school?
Pink hair gone wrong. I had an incident with pink highlight that went terribly wrong. I've since stopped dying my hair!

...snow days?
The first time I saw real snow when I was seven, outside JFK airport.

Thank you Zoraida!

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Thanks to Sourcebooks, I have 1 copy of The Vicious Deep to giveaway!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
*Open to US residents 18 and older
*1 winner - book ships from the publisher
*Ends May 3, 2012
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1 comment:

  1. Lol, papercuts. I think that's a good metaphor for the writing journey :)

    Thanks for the fun interview!

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