Tuesday, February 17, 2015

[Blog Tour] REBELLION: An Interview with Author Stephanie Diaz

Hi lovely readers! I'm very excited to be part of the blog tour for REBELLION, the second book in Stephanie Diaz's Extraction trilogy. This is a science fiction series I started reading this year and fell in love with. As part of the blog tour, I'm thrilled to be bringing you an interview with Stephanie Diaz!

About the Story

Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz

Publication Date: February 10th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction


The uprising has begun.

It's been seven days since Clementine and Logan, along with their allies, retreated into hiding on the Surface. The rebels may have won one battle against Commander Charlie, but the fight is far from finished. He has vowed to find a way to win—no matter the cost. Do the rebels have what it takes to defeat him...and put an end to this war?

As Clementine and Logan enter a desperate race against time to defeat Commander Charlie—and attempt to weaken his power within his own ranks—they find themselves in a terrifying endgame that pits them against a brutal enemy, and each other. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan...and losing control of herself.

Continuing with the mesmerizing saga that started with Extraction, Stephanie Diaz blends science fiction, epic romance, and heart-stopping adventure to create a world that no reader will soon forget.

(Courtesy of Goodreads)

Buy this book at: Amazon // Barnes & Noble // IndieBound

Interview with Stephanie Diaz

1. How would you describe the Extraction series in one sentence?
It’s about a girl battling against forces seeking to destroy her planet and control its citizens.

2. Since Rebellion is a sequel, how was the writing process different from Extraction?
With Rebellion, I was pretty comfortable with Clementine’s voice and the depth of all the different characters, so in a sense that made the book easier to write. But I had a lot more trouble figuring out the plot progression for the sequel. All I had to work from at the beginning was a single paragraph summary of what was going to happen. It was intense having to build a complete story from a few sparse ideas while on a deadline. So, yeah, the writing process was pretty different. I did a ton of re-writing as I went along and jumped around to work out different scenes, whereas with Extraction I pretty much wrote the book from beginning to end without stopping.

3. How much research did you do in terms of the science behind the book?
I did quite a bit! Especially for things like flight mechanics and space technology.

4. What's been your favorite part of writing this series so far?
I loved getting to explore more of the universe in the second and third book. I got to play with sci-fi elements a lot more than I did in the first book. It was also really fun writing the romance scenes.

5. Any plans for future books? Or at least anything you can tell us?
I have many plans. :) I’m currently working on a proposal for another YA sci-fi novel I’m really excited about. All I can say is that it’s in a completely new universe and it’s a space western. Think Firefly and Guardians of the Galaxy.

About the Author

Stephanie first knew she wanted to be an author when she was in second grade, sitting in a book club drinking tea and reading books like The Egypt Game. She dreamed someday people might drink tea while devouring books she had written. She wrote her first book soon after, a 30-page fantasy story--complete with a hand-drawn map--stapled together and presented to her younger sister for a birthday present.

Now twenty-two years old, she lives in San Diego with her family. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in film production and a publishing deal for a young adult sci-fi trilogy. She is the author of Extraction and the forthcoming Rebellion and Evolution.

When she isn't lost in other worlds, she can be found singing, marveling at the night sky, or fangirling over TV shows.
Where to find her online: Website \\ Twitter \\ Facebook \\ Tumblr 


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