You met Rachel Coker, Steph Bowe, and Amanda Bradburn…and now, fabulous blogglings, I’ll introduce you to Stephanie Diaz!
Stephanie Diaz is the author of the 2014-release YA sci-fi novel, EXTRACTION. The cover isn’t even out yet! (Eep! We are so lucky to have her stop by!) I’ll leave you guys with the blurb from goodreads, so you can see why I’m so excited for this book.
Pitched as Divergent meets Ender’s Game.
Sixteen-year-old Clementine wants to grow old and live in a place where the moon is a beautiful, glowing orb in the sky instead of an acid-bleeding menace to the planet. So when she wins a shot at life far from the planet surface, she takes it willingly, even if it means leaving her best friend, Logan, behind.
In the planet core, which after centuries has been transformed into a steel-made place of inhabitance more like a space ship, Clementine lives, for the first time, without fear. Underground, there is no starvation, there are no gun-wielding patrolmen, and the moon is far enough away that no one speaks of it.
Then Clementine learns the planet leaders are going to murder Logan.
Now trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan. But the planet leaders don’t want her running. They want her subdued.
Did you always dream of being published? Or did you start writing as a hobby?
I’ve dreamed of seeing one of my books on a library or bookstore shelf ever since I started writing – and I’ve been writing stories as long as I can remember. 🙂
I was inspired by a combination of reading more young adult sci-fi books, and randomly wondering what the world would be like if the moon were poisonous.
I think it’s awesome! There are so many venues to publication now, and if indie publication is the way writers want to go, they should definitely pick that route.
I finished MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza earlier today! Loved it. I picked it up because the premise intrigued me (A female cyborg? Full of win.), and it didn’t disappoint!
All of them. Haha. But based on my past experience with revisions and my current predicament with a work-in-progress, I’d say middles.
Oh, definitely. Especially Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. (Also milkshakes, but vanilla ones, not chocolate.)
Stephanie Diaz is 20. She will graduate from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in film production this May. She’s a Whovian, Browncoat, and a publishing intern. Her work is represented by Alison Fargis of Stonesong. The first book in her debut YA sci-fi EXTRACTION trilogy is forthcoming from St. Martin’s, an imprint of Macmillan.
Thanks for coming to our party, Stephanie! I’m really excited for the release of EXTRACTION! (Who doesn’t like a story about a poisonous moon?!)
If you want to find out more about Stephanie, jump over to her website and blog. She’s also a YAvenger. You can also catch her on twitter and like her page on facebook! (All of which I recommend you do. Trust me. Awesomeness ensuing.)
And while we wait (impatiently) for EXTRACTION to hit the shelves, go mark it to-read on Goodreads.
Excited for EXTRACTION, blogglings? (I mean, seriously, Ender’s Game meets Divergent?! What more is there?!!!) What’s the last sci-fi book you read?
The party is winding down guys, and we only have one more interview! We’ll be interviewing Kat Zhang on the 30th and giving away a copy of her book, What’s Left of Me.
Don’t forget to enter the Survival Game. The prizes are seriously awesome.
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