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Frost Series by Liz DeJesus: Author Interview

First Frost
The Frost Series Book # 1
Liz DeJesus

Publication Date- June 22, 2012
Published By- Musa Publishing


Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

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Glass Frost

The Frost Series Book # 2
Liz DeJesus

Publication Date- July 19th, 2013
Published By- Musa Publishing 

When joined together, Cinderella's slippers grant the wearer her heart's desire. But whose wish will be granted?

When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper, when paired with its mate, and in the wrong hands, could ruin the peace of Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magic, even when used for good.

Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart's desire.

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Author Bio

Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 22nd 2012) and Glass Frost (Musa Publishing, COMING SOON).
She is also a member of The Written Remains Writers Guild http://www.writtenremains.org/.
Liz is currently working on a new novel.

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Please welcome Frost Series author Liz DeJesus to Diane's Book Blog.

What is your favorite part of the Frost Series?

The conversations between Bianca and Ming. They always make me smile.

How long did it take you to write First Frost?

About 9 months. And that includes the second and third draft.

If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?

Definitely Bianca, that way she could try to use magic to get us off the island. But if that didn’t work at least we’d have fun chatting and playing with magic.

If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?

Hmmm, it’s a tie between Bianca and Ming.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I got the idea for First Frost about 4 years ago. I was watching TV and saw a commercial for a local children’s museum. I started thinking about how children are often into specific things. Like trains, dinosaurs, pirates and fairy tales. I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a museum for specific things for kids. Like a pirate museum or a fairy tale museum.’ That was when I knew I had an awesome idea for a book. Thus, First Frost was born.

What is your favorite book that you wrote?

Glass Frost.

Who or what inspired you to be a writer?

A number of things inspired me to be a writer. Definitely my mother, who is a writer as well (her novel will be released this coming Winter). But also the fact that I was bullied in school made it very difficult for me to express myself vocally so I started hiding in the library (only safe place for me) and I read everything I could get my hands on. I had things to say, ideas I wanted to express and share with others so I started writing things down. I started with journal entries and then I saw how depressing my life was I started changing names and making it seem like it was happening to someone else. It was a safe way to distance myself from the pain and the isolation I felt at school.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Sure! Here’s an unedited excerpt of Shattered Frost (book #3 in The Frost Series).

            Bianca stared at the hands on the clock. She bit her nails until she broke the skin of her index finger. She hissed in pain when she tasted the bittersweet, metallic bite of blood. She forced herself to give her nails a break, only because she still wanted to have her fingernails intact by the time she went back home. Then she started to tap her pencil against her desk. A few more minutes and she would be free from the imbeciles that surrounded her on a daily basis. She had tolerated them for five long months. She promised her mother, Rose, that she would be on her best behavior and not use magic in public. That was the hardest part. No magic. Especially when she was getting picked on by the head cheerleader, who seemed to hate everyone including herself. Being slammed against lockers and made it look like it was an accident. And the school jerk Brandon Campion, was currently throwing spitballs at her.
            Even when she complained to the teacher all anyone would get was a warning and nothing else would ever come of it. So Bianca remained quiet and put up with it. All she wanted was to make it through the end of the day. Just thinking about everything she had endured so far made little white puff of smoke flutter out of her fingertips. Tiny droplets of sweat trickled down her temples and she felt a single drop of sweat making its way down her lower back. Control was much more difficult than she thought.
            She hid her hands underneath her armpits and closed her eyes. Bianca did her best to meditate like Rose sometimes does. She heard her mother’s gentle instructions in her mind.
            “Clear your thoughts. Think of pleasant things…like the rain, the ocean, flowers. Basically anything you like that makes you happy. You know…nice things,” Rose said.
            “As long as it doesn’t make me fly off to Neverland,” Bianca muttered.
            “Neverland?” Rose asked.
            “You know, that whole thing about pixie dust and happy thoughts and that’s how you can fly. Although I have it on good authority that Tinker Bell carried Peter Pan everywhere,” Bianca said.
            Rose arched an eyebrow and said, “Anyway, if you ever have trouble controlling your magic just meditate and see if that works.”
            “All right,” Bianca replied.

© Liz DeJesus 2014

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