Talisman of El Interview with Alecia Stone

Talisman of El Author Alecia StoneWelcome to Talisman of El Author Alecia Stone! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer some questions about your life and book!

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.

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Talisman of El Interview with Alecia Stone:

Pet Peeves?
One of my biggest pet peeves if when I’m partaking in an activity of some sort, whether it be cooking (very rare) or dancing, and someone comes along and asks me what I’m doing when they can clearly see what I’m doing. I tend to utter a sarcastic response.

What book is on your night stand now?
I have The Help by Kathryn Stockett (which has been there for a while) and my Kindle. I’m reading The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa and Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles on my Kindle.

If you could have a first edition signed copy of any novel, what would it be and why?
I would love a first edition signed copy of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie because it’s one of my favourite books of all time and really the book that made me fall in love with literature.

Did you lose any characters along the way?
No, I didn’t lose any characters. Instead, I gained a few characters. There had been a different version of the story before this one which featured fewer characters. I must say, I enjoyed creating the additional characters that are featured in Talisman Of El. They have some unique abilities.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love to travel. There are so many beautiful places around the world I would like to visit, and I hope I do some day. I also love music, so you’d find me blasting my music around the house. I’ve recently rekindled my love for the Backstreet Boys. I loved them in the 90s.

If you could get front row tickets to watch any performance live, who would you like to go see?
You know, I love the theatre. I saw the performance of The Lion King in theatre quite some years ago, and I’ve always wanted to go back and see the show. It was spectacular. That’s a show I would love to go see again.

What is your writing process like? Do you follow a regular routine?
My writing process is all over the place. I try to write a little bit every day, but that doesn’t always work out. I prefer to write in the morning as that’s when my brain’s most alert, but on a good day, I can pick up a pen and paper at anytime. When I have the writing bug, and I have a deadline, I would say my routine is to do a few hours of work in the morning.

Do you skip around, peek at the ending, or do you read straight through a book?
It depends on whether I’m enjoying a book or not. If I’m not enjoying it too much, but I don’t want to give up on it, I might skip around to get the gist of what’s going on and where it’s heading. If I love it, I want to savour every bit, so I read straight through to the end.

Give us a one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Mankind’s only hope is not human.

What genre does your book fall under?
Talisman Of El is a young adult fantasy fiction.

Tell everyone where they can go to stay up to date on your latest news!
To stay up to date on my latest news, people can join my mailing list from my website (aleciastone.com). Also you can “Like” my Facebook page (/AleciaStoneFan) or the Facebook page for my book (/TalismanOfEl). Centrinian also has a mailing list you can sign up for (centrinian.com).

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
I’m currently writing the sequel to Talisman Of El, so stay tuned for updates on that. Also, I’d like to thank all those who have been showing their wonderful support for Talisman Of El. I’m glad you’re enjoying the story.

Talisman of El Author Alecia Stone Talisman of El

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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Comments

  1. That sounds like it will be a fun and interesting read. Her pet peeve made me laugh though. I think people do that just cause they can’t think of anything else to say….I know I have. I can understand how irritating it can be ….so I’ll try not to do it myself anymore.

  2. Alecia Stone says:

    Thank you so much for having me today. It’s been a pleasure :)

  3. Great interview. i picked up your book when it was free at Amazon. Looking forward to reading it.

  4. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I like the “one sentence synopsis” makes me very intrigued! This sounds like a very interesting book. I will def. have to put it on my to-read list. If I was a writer, I would also travel in my free time!

  5. That’s a good conversation. I am fun reading books especially like novel, fiction and drama. I will look with this book in the bookstore thanks for the thought.

  6. I just got this book on Kindle! Glad to hear a little bit about the author’s life. We seem to have the same writing practice (try to write every day, don’t always succeed…). It encourages me that we aren’t all the same — some of us do better writing a little bit at a time!

  7. Kate Weber says:

    I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. It sounds so interesting! And after reading her answers, just makes me want to read it more. I love when authors are so down to earth and I’m able to relate to them!

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