I'm delighted to welcome fellow Astraea author, Deborah Kreiser, to my blog today. Deborah's latest book, Three Wishes, is out now.
Fab title, Deborah, can you tell us a bit about the book?
Tall and lanky, Genie Lowry is only noticed at academic awards assemblies—until the day she turns 17 1/2, when her body changes from Kate-Hudson-flat to Katy-Perry-curvy—and she finds out she’s a real, live genie. Suddenly, every guy at school is paying attention to her, including Pete Dillon, her never-in-a-million-years crush.
But to gain her full powers and keep her new body, Genie has to find a master, and she’s not sure if Pete’s Master (or Mr.) Right. With help from her dead mother’s interactive diary and an imposing mentor with questionable motives, Genie uncovers the family history and genie rules she never knew. She grapples with her new powers and searches for the perfect master as she tries to make her own wishes come true.
I asked Deborah to tell us a bit about herself:
How did you get started writing?
Like every writer, I got “started” as a kid, but it didn’t really occur to me that I could write a book until a few years ago. I had just finished reading a bunch of books that I LOVED, and was really sad when I was done with them. In fact, I got kind of mad—tired of saying goodbye to characters I was so invested in. So I decided to write a book so I could finish with the characters when *I* was ready.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I just this week started working as an elementary librarian! For years I’ve been obsessed with books, and have worked as an educator. This job is the perfect combination of both for me.
What’s your top writing tip for new writers?
My top tip is to follow other writers, agents, editors, and publishers on Twitter. Probably 99% of what I learned about the industry came either directly or indirectly from Twitter.
Thanks for the tip, Deborah!
Thanks for dropping by to tell us about your fabulous book, Deborah. :)