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Author Alecia Stone

Alecia Stone is the author of Talisman Of El (Centrinian, 2012), the first book in the Talisman Of El trilogy. She graduated with a BA in Film & TV and has worked in television for a short period of time before branching out into storytelling. Alecia loves anything and everything paranormal. Her fascination with all things supernatural sparked her obsession with books, particularly young adult fantasy fiction, which she has never grown out of. She was inspired to become an author after reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen at the age of fourteen.

In 2008, Alecia started working on Talisman Of El, a contemporary young adult fantasy fiction inspired by people who disappeared mysteriously, including, but not limited to, Amelia Earhart and Percy Harrison Fawcett, who went on an expedition in search of an ancient lost city. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys going to the movies, listening to music, and travelling.

Talisman Of El is her first novel. At present, Alecia lives in England, United Kingdom with her family.

INTERVIEW

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
1. A book
2. A lighter
3. A pocketknife
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
Spontaneity, at least for the majority of the time. Some things require planning ahead – like a book’s publication date, for instance.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

Phoenix
If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
The time of the Olmec civilisation, which flourished from as early as 1500 BCE – 400 BCE and inhabited the Gulf coast of Mexico. They were a highly advanced civilization, so it would be interesting to find out more about the Olmecs.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

As a child, I was addicted to movies, so I wanted to work in film. I would most likely have wanted to be a movie director.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?

Something along the lines of: Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

I have such a large TBR list right now that I haven’t given much thought to 2013 releases in books. As for movies, there are quite a few I’m looking forward to seeing. The new Superman movie, Man Of Steel, is set to come out this year along with Star Trek Into Darkness, and I’m also psyched to see The Great Gatsby (loved the book). Oh, I totally forgot about Kick-Ass 2. The first movie was hilarious.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

The Maze Code (it’s copyrighted – lol).
Summer or Winter?
Summer.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Hmm … It has to be ABBA. I love the songs. Once I hear one of their songs playing, I feel like throwing on my dancing shoes. One of my favourite ABBA songs is Dancing Queen.
Favorite quote from a movie?

“My Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get’.” – Forest Gump
City or Country?
Country.

How long do you generally let a story idea ‘marinate’ in your brain before you start the book?

Well, the idea of my character, Charlie Blake, marinated in my brain for at least a year and a half before I actually realised he wasn’t going away. The story itself only required a few weeks of thought before I actually started writing it.
Do you like the spotlight or lurking in the shadows?
I get stage fright, so I hate the thought of being in the spotlight.
Titles: do you write the books first and the title comes next or does the title come to you as you write?
Usually the title comes to me as I’m writing the story or after it. It never comes before it, though. I need to have a general idea of where it’s going before I can come up with a title I’m satisfied with.

Are you for or against books being made into movies?
I quite like adaptations. I get excited when I hear a book I’m fond of is being adapted into a movie. There are moments in a book that are so exciting you want to see it come to life visually.

TV or Movies?

I’ve cut down on TV shows due to the increase in workload but I would choose movies any day.
Introvert or Extrovert?
A little bit of both.

Talisman of El by Alecia Stone

WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?

One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human … 7 billion.
Others … unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He’s afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago – the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn’t know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home.

He belongs with the others.

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Tour Schedule

February 5th
Book Blast

February 6th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Interview
Fiction Playground – Excerpt
Moonshine Art Spot – Review & Guest Post
Bunny’s Review – Interview
Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Review & Interview
Book Readers – Interview
Indie Author How-to – Guest Post

February 7th
Mythical Books – Review
Books, Book, the Magical Fruit – Interview
My Library in the Making – Review
Peace from Pieces – Interview
StoreyBook Reviews – Excerpt
Monique Morgan – Guest Post
CraftyZoo With Monkeys – Guest Post

February 8th
The Young Folks – Tens List
Blkosiner’s Book Blog – Interview
Step Into Fiction – Review & Interview
Fantasy Books – Interview
Why Not? Because I Said So! – Review & Tens List

February 9th
Bea’s Book Nook – Excerpt
~Oh, The Books You’ll Read! – Review
Cuzinlogic – Interview
Vanessa Morgan – Tens List
Thinks Books – Review
Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review & Interview
Sleepless Gal – Review

February 10th
Delirious About Books – Review & Interview
Bibliophile Mystery – Excerpt
Sher A. Hart – Review & Guest Post
Butterfly-o-Meter Books – Tens List
Magical Manuscripts – Review

February 11th
My Life is a Notebook – Tens List
Mom with a Kindle – Guest Post
Vonnie’s Reading Corner – Review
I Eat the Books – Review

February 12th
MySeryniti – Exceprt
Writing My Own Fairy Tale – Review
Froze8’s Blog – Tens List
Book Dreaming – Guest Post
Little Library Muse – Review
Drugs Called Books – Review

February 13th
Simply Infatuated – Guest Post
Books, Bones & Buffy – Review
Dustkatt’s Stuff – Review
Earth’s Book Nook – Review
Cece reading and writing safari – Review

February 14th
My Random Life – Interview
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Review
Yellow Hat Writer – Review & Excerpt
From the TBR Pile – Review & Interview
Scribbler’s Sojourn – Guest Post
NicSquared – Review

February 15th
YA Novelties – Review
Me, My Shelf and I – Guest Post or Tens List
Moosubi Reviews! – Review
Under a Gray Sky – Review
Lizzy’s Dark Fiction – Review