Monday, September 12, 2016
Book Spotlight: Blackbeard's Daughter by Diana Strenka (Author Interview)
Author: Diana Strenka
Publication Date: February 14, 2016
Synopsis: Margaret's life is a whirlwind, caught in the ravages of eighteenth-century survival. War, disease, and murder threatens her every move. When she encounters her father's pirate ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, she realizes that she has finally met her match.
First off, I'd like to thank you for joining me on the blog today!
1. Describe Blackbeard’s Daughter as a tweet (140 characters or less)!
Colonial dreams have become piratical nightmares. Margaret takes one disastrous turn after the other as she confronts the perils of murder, war, and revenge. When her father boards a pirate's vessel, she joins him in an effort to save his life. Will she survive the storms ahead, or will they destroy her?
2. What inspired you to start writing?
I love expressing myself in the written word! I can experience different worlds that I wouldn't ever be able to experience otherwise. It makes me feel so free.
3. What kind of research did you do for Blackbeard’s Daughter?
I had to do a great deal of research because I wasn't as familiar with early colonial life. I learned about the foods they ate, the words they used, and the type of medicines that they utilized in that era. I also looked up the confirmed accounts of Blackbeard's nautical life so I could be as accurate as possible in that aspect.
4. Do you have a specific place where you write?
I like to write on my couch! I am a total homebody.
5. Do you write to music? If yes, could you name some songs from your playlist?
Music is life! Yes, and I have several that inspires me: "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy, "Here Comes The King," and "My Name is Lincoln."
6. What are you reading right now?
I am reading the first Gossip Girl book. I am such a fan of the television series that I decided to start reading the books!
7. What is your Hogwarts house?
I am totally House Slytherin, mainly because of Snape!
This or That...
Ebook or Real book?
Twitter or Facebook?
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Past or Future?
And just for fun- What is the strangest thing on your desk right now?
The strangest thing on my desk right now is a yearbook!
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