Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Time Traveling Fashionistas by Bianca Turetsky

Welcome to Author Bianca Turetsky

Bianca Turetsky graduated from Tufts University in 2001 with a BA in English literature. She moved to New York City to intern in the editorial departments of “Rolling Stone” and “PAPER” magazines. Bianca then went to work for the artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel where she has been running his studio for the past ten years and was an assistant on the Academy Award nominated film, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”, as well as a feature concert documentary, “Lou Reed’s Berlin”, and his recently release feature, “Miral.” She lives in a cozy apartment in Brooklyn, New York, that houses her very extensive and much loved vintage collection. The Time-Traveling Fashionista at The Palace of Marie Antoinette will be released by Poppy September 2012. She is currently at work on the third book in the series.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

Definitely the past. I love history, vintage fashion, and I want the future to be a surprise!

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
They weren’t famous, but I’d love to have met my grandparents. They were immigrants from Russia who ended up in Brooklyn and had some stories to tell I am sure. Then, for a fashion obsessive like myself, it would have to be Coco Chanel, of course!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Fun, Fashion, Time-Travel – I mean why wouldn’t you want to read it?

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I am working on the third book in the Time- Traveling Fashionista series now. The second book, The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette, comes out this September. Louise’s journey isn’t over yet!

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Louisa May Alcott, Roald Dahl, JK Rowling, Judy Blume and Jamie Oliver. I guess I like hanging out with writers! And as for Jamie Oliver, I mean someone has to cook dinner… He would be pretty awesome.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My Kindle, my best friend (although she probably wouldn’t appreciate that!) and a Brita.

What is your favorite scene in the book and why do you love it?
My favorite is the scene when Louise first enters Marla and Glenda’s mysterious Traveling Vintage Sale. Even though it’s chapter ten in the book, it was the first one I wrote. I saw it so clearly in my head- it was almost like watching a movie.

Favorite places to travel?
Morocco, Paris, Tokyo, Rome, Madrid, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala and Tulum, Mexico. I LOVE traveling, clearly.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Judy Blume. As far as YA fiction, in my opinion, she’s the best. Her books are classics.

Stand Alones or Series?
Series! Once I get connected to characters I always want to know what happens next…

Favorite quote from a movie?
“What about prom Blaine, what about prom?”
I love anything with Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy. And the prom. Hence why I own Pretty in Pink and watch it way toomuch.

What do you love to do when you’re not writing?
I love reading, swimming, vintage shopping, and going to the movies. Luckily all of those things actually help my writing in their own way.

The Time-Traveling Fashionistas on Board the Titanic

What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time?

Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures. But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail, her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a time-travel adventure.

Suddenly onboard a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago, Louise relishes the glamorous life of this opulent era and slips into a life of secrets, drama, and decadence. . . .

Dreamy and imaginative, The Time-Traveling Fashionista features thirty full-color fashion illustrations to show gorgeous dresses and styles throughout history.

Coming September 18,2012

The Time Traveling Fashionistas at the Palace of Marie Antoinette

What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time?

Louise Lambert’s best friend’s thirteenth birthday party is fast approaching, so of course the most important question on her mind is, “What am I going to wear?!” Slipping on an exquisite robin’s egg blue gown during another visit to the mysterious Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, Louise finds herself back in time once again, swept up in the glory of palace life, fancy parties, and enormous hair as a member of the court of France’s most infamous queen, Marie Antoinette.

But between cute commoner boys and glamorous trips to Paris, life in the palace isn’t all cake and couture. Can Louise keep her cool-and her head!-as she races against the clock to get home?

Giveaway Details
I have 3 copies of The Time Traveling Fashionistas on Board the Titanic to give away.
Open to US only (No P.O. Boxes)
Ends 4/20/12

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