Author  Maria Vermisoglou

Maria is the author of the YA Epic Fantasy novel, The Cursed Girl.

 

You can buy her books at Amazon, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, and Book Depository.

 

You can see her website here.

 

You can stalk her on Goodreads, check out her Amazon Author Page, see her on Facebook or Instagram.  

 

 

The Interview

1.    Do you have any unusual creative habits?

 

When I am out of ideas, I look at the ceiling. Always a good inspiration. 

 

2.    What other artists, authors, or creators have influenced you?

 

A lot of authors have influenced me but I hold dear J.K. Rowling because she made me love books and Cassandra Clare because she inspired me to write my own series.

 

3.    What are you working on now?

 

I am working on multiple projects but mainly I am working on the second volume of the cursed girl. I also work on a story about a magic library. 

 

4.    How do you select the names of your characters?

 

I use name meanings. They fascinate me. https://www.behindthename.com/ is a valuable source to choose a name but I usually have a general idea what name I want.


5.    What was your hardest scene to write?

 

The deaths. I knew I had to kill some characters but I didn’t want to do it. I tried to avoid it but I couldn’t. The book was delayed because of that reason. In the end, I gathered my courage and I did. I cried afterwards and I was sad but I did it. Fans always complain about authors killing a character but they don’t know that we pour our souls into our writing. We cry and we are sad too but the story is that and we have to write it.

 

6.    Do you miss any of the characters you’ve killed off?

 

I have only written one book but I miss Jonathan. I am not going to spoil anything but I am just going to say he was a very kind and loving person.

 

7.    If you could meet anyone from history, who would you meet and why?

 

Lots of people but I think I want to meet Jane Austen.

  

8.    If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be?

 

Don’t worry too much. Enjoy your life. It will be all right.

 

9.    If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

 

Tough question. So many amazing superpowers… I think I am going to choose invisibility because it’s convenient. 

 

10.    What is your favorite quote?

 

I have lots of favorite quotes but one of my favorites is “When you read a book as a child, it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your life ever does.” It’s from “You’ve Got Mail.

 

You, the public, can help vote for her Maria in Cover Wars and the Tck awards (Fantasy -> the cursed girl - Maria Vermisoglou).

 

 

The Cursed Girl is also participating in the 2018 ATAI book contestant, competing for Young Writer of the Year and the Ebook Cover Designer monthly awards.

 

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