I have not had the opportunity to read her book, Destiny Gift yet but a lot of readers have described as a book that offers something for everyone! There's a bit of mythology, fantasy, paranormal romance and dystopian.
So without further ado let me turn the blog over to Juliana....
- Describe yourself in a tweet (less than 140 characters)
I’m a loving wife, a dedicated mother, a good friend, an inspired writer/author, an avid reader, and a fun, crazy lady ;)
- When exactly did you realize that you wanted to be a writer?
I've always loved books - I started reading "big" books when I was very young, thanks to my mother and her love for books.
When I was in 8th grade (in Brazil), my Portuguese teacher assigned us a group project: to write a short book. So, I got together with my 4 best friends (with whom I'm still best friends with) at my house and we started talking about the book. When I realized, I was writing the damn book all alone - not because they didn't want to, but because I didn't let them lol I was so in love with it, that each time we got together to work on the book, I would bake brownies and rent a movie so to keep them busy while I wrote the book lol I would write when they were gone too. And that's how I became a writer.
- If writing didn't work out, what job would you image yourself having instead?
If we were living in Brazil, I would probably be an English teacher. Here in the US, I don't know, honestly. I have a BA in Arts but I'm terrible at it. I would have to go back to school and do something else.
- What inspired the idea of Destiny Gift?
Destiny Gift (and other books in the series) came to me after a question my husband asked me when we were talking about elements we liked in fiction. He always said I should write about gods, since he loves mythology, but to make a different spin, he asked "what if they thought gods were immortal, but they aren't? And one of them comes back to life as a human?" That simple question gave life to 3 novels and 1 novella!
- Where do you usually write or read?
On my couch, seated with the kid while she watches Disney movies, and on bed before sleep.
- What is the one thing you always do or need when writing?
Music, coffee or water, and very recently scented candles ;)
- Do you have any pet peeves while writing?
Hm, honestly I can't think of anything ... writing is fun. Putting down the word is the best par. I do have trouble with revising though.
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So tell me: Have you read Destiny's Gift-What did you think of it?
Does is sound like your kinda read? Have you read any of Juliana's other books?