Interviewing Liz DeJesus...and you could win the Frost Omnibus!

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Check out my reviews of FIRST FROST and GLASS FROST by Liz DeJesus. Liz has also visited ABS to share a series recipe card, share various excerpts and cover reveals, and of course, be interviewed!


 An Interview With


Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico.  She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 22nd 2012) and Glass Frost (Musa Publishing).
Liz has a story featured in the Indie Gypsy anthology Stories in the Key of Erotica. Look for her novel Morgan, to be released in July 2014 through Indie Gypsy.

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You just finished writing RUBY FROST. Congratulations! I know you're still going through the editing process, but what can readers look forward to in Bianca's latest journey? 

I literally just finished typing the word THE END on RUBY FROST. I have been working tirelessly on this book for the past 2 1/2 years. It’s the longest I’ve ever taken to write a book from beginning to end (including multiple drafts). What can you expect with this book? A little bit of everything. You get to see Bianca and Terrance’s relationship go a little deeper. You see them interacting with each other as an actual couple. There are some really sweet and funny moments. You also dive a little deeper into the world of Everafter. Things are a little bit more disjointed than Bianca originally thought and she’s starting to see what things are really like behind the curtain. 

In this book Bianca has to face a new villain, named Baba Yaga who isn’t as direct as the other villains she has encountered. Baba Yaga is much more patient and is willing to wait until she’s seen the right moment to attack. Bianca is also meeting with all four fairy queens in this book and is going to each one to learn new spells and ways to access different forms of magic. 

We also find out what happened to Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. We also tap a little into Aladdin’s story. And I got to play around with Mulan’s story as well. There are a lot of elements thrown into this book. And I feel that people are going to enjoy digging deeper into the world of Everafter and watching how Bianca has turned into a more multifaceted character. 

Can you describe the Frost series a little bit for new readers?

The Frost Series centers around Bianca Frost, who is a 17 year old young woman that helps her mother run a fairy tale themed museum. In the first book Bianca is under the assumption that the items in the museum are fake. She finds out the hard way that she was wrong, that fairy tales and magic are very real. She discovers that she is a witch and a descendant of Snow White. 

Her mother, Rose gets kidnapped and taken to a magical world where fairy tales originally took place called Everafter. Bianca uses the little bit of magic that she has learned and the items in the museum to rescue her mother. 

In each book Bianca gets into more trouble and her magic grows as she continues to face different villains. 

One of my favorite aspects of the Frost series is the museum full of fairy tale artifacts. Which items would you try to take home with you if the museum existed in our world?

Red Riding Hood’s cape. In my books, the red cape allows the wearer to follow the right path to their destination. Anyone that knows me personally, knows that my sense of direction is the absolute WORST. LOL So I would use the cape to make sure I never ever get lost. 

If you found yourself trapped in a fairy tale, which would you want it to be?

Cinderella. Glass slippers, fairy godmother, and a ball? Sign me up! 

Mermaids or fae?


Which fairy tales and/or myths make your skin crawl?

Captain Bluebeard. It’s a creepy fairy tale. A crazy, wife murdering captain? And he keeps his dead wives in the cellar!? Yeah. No, thank you. Super creepy. And let’s not forget the magic key that falls on the blood stained floor and no matter how many times his current wife washes it, the blood just magically reappears on the other side of the key. *shudders* 

What recipe would you use to create your own gingerbread house?

Lots of gingerbread cookies, frosting, gumdrops, M&M’s and lots of Christmas music playing in the background. 

Have you seen any recent fairy tale/myth movie/television adaptations? If yes, which ones and what do you like most about it/them?

I am a big fan of Once Upon a Time. I’m looking forward to the new season. I’m curious to see what they’re going to do with the soft reboot. I’m just a fan of the risks the writers are willing to take with the show. But as a viewer I’m definitely going to miss watching the regular cast. So we’ll see what happens. 

I grew up watching Shelley Duval’s Faerie Tale Theater. I LOVE watching exact adaptations of my favorite fairy tales because I love seeing the live action version. But that’s just me. 

So I can go either way. LOL I enjoy fairy tale retellings and seeing how authors and actors play with those characters and how they see the story in their own imagination. But I also like traditional retellings where people stick to the original story and add additional layers to that character. 

It really can go either way for me. I just like good story telling. That’s what it comes down to. As long as someone is having fun with the story, I will enjoy going along for the ride. That’s what I try to do with my own books. 


O F F I C I A   I N F O:

Author: Liz DeJesus
Release Date: Nov. 2, 2016
Publisher: Indie Gypsy



 For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to family only. Gathered within museum's walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella's glass slipper, Snow White's poisoned apple, the evil queen's magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty's enchanted spinning wheel...Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or...well, anything except working in the family's museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn't really exist. She's about to find out how wrong she is. 

GLASS FROST: (Book 2) 

When Cinderella's glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper, when paired with its mate, and in the wrong hands, could ruin the peace of Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. 


Bianca Frost and her BFF Ming Lee return to Everafter to attend the Winter Ball with their boyfriends, Terrance and Prince Ferdinand. They were looking forward to a short vacation, especially Bianca, who is being bullied at school. She is looking forward to the day when she can finally graduate from high school. But all is not cute hair and fancy shoes as a mysterious count sets his sights on Bianca at the ball. When Count Jonathan Bleu kidnaps Bianca and Ming, the pair must do everything in their power to escape his clutches. 



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