As a lover of books, Adam Giordano was accustomed to getting lost in the beauty of the written word. But never quite so literally. Cracking open the pages of one unique hardcover transports him to Colonial America on the verge of war.
There, he meets a wild, Native American beauty by the name of Rose, whose life he fears is directly in the path of the brewing storm of battle. Enraptured by her, he struggles to find a way to save her from a history that may already be written.
Will Adam’s attempt at rescuing her prevent Rose from becoming the historical beacon she was meant to be?
Ask the Author...
1.What’s your perfect writing environment?
Okay, close your eyes. It's raining outside. The sun is nowhere to be seen and the day is brisk but not cold. I am cuddled with blankets sitting in my office and the kids are gone. Probably at school. I have my trusty headphones and some fantastic music blaring in my ears. No distraction. Just me and my laptop. I'm sipping on hot chocolate and snacking on carrots. Wait, that's a weird combo. Sipping on hot chocolate and graham crackers. That's better.
2.How would you describe your writing job to a child?
I get to play make-believe all day. I write about fake people, in a fake world and get paid money. They talk to me in my head. Sometimes they get mean if I don't tell their story.
Don't worry it's not scary. Not unless I make them mad.
Doesn't that sound fun? Do you want to be a writer?
3.What’s your writing kryptonite?
The year of 2020. And so far the year of 2021.
4. Tell me about your first job.
My dad owned his own shoe repair shop in California. Arlotti's Shoe Repair. Yes, they used to repair shoes back in the day instead of just buying a new pair.
I worked the counter at age twelve. We had an old cash register, a real antique. You actually had to count money back to customers. It would totally ruin teens of today. They'd be so confused. In all seriousness, I loved working with my dad and my grandparents every day. It's some of the fondest memories I have.
5. What do you think of garden gnomes?
I think they're sassy. They can be sort of mean at times. I do not own any at the present moment.
6. What’s your biggest fear?
Besides death, I'd say wasps. It's a real condition. I get paralyzed with fear and then I go into a murderous sort of rage where I kill them. More like annihilate them. They don't really stand a chance. I have been stung once and it was the worst pain ever.
7. Where did the idea for your novel come from?
I wanted a bookworm who traveled through time using his favorite item; books. I was in the shower when Adam's story originated. Wait, that sounds dirty. To be clear, it wasn't dirty. It was clean. And so was I.
8. What does your main character think about you? Would he want to hang around you as their author?
He loves me. I gave him life. He would like me, and he would think I'm funny. But he's a New Yorker, so he would probably think I'm a hick from New Jersey. After he really got to know me we'd probably go out for coffee and talk books. We're both obsessed with them.
9.Have you ever stolen a pen from work?
I have in fact stolen a pen. It was nice and smooth. One of those pens that glides across the paper. I'd do it again if given the chance. Shoot I'd steal the whole box.
10. As a writer, it can be difficult to find enough time in the day to get everything done. Would you like to share your favorite ‘quick and easy’ recipe?
So I'm on WW (Formerly Weight Watchers) and my absolute favorite recipe to make sure I'm fed properly during the day (Very important) is this one:
Plain fat free yogurt 32 oz
Jam ⅓ cup(s), strawberry variety
Orange(s) 4 medium, navel variety
About/How to Stalk the Author...
Christy Sloat has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. She is an award-winning and best selling author of The Librarian, The Visitor's Series and Slumber Duology. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.