Tuesday, June 18, 2013
£6.19 per Witching Hour by Joanna Mazurkiewicz
Joanna Mazurkiewicz was born in Poland. She moved to United Kingdom when she was only nineteen and just finished high school. She had aspired to be a writer upon completion of the Harry Potter series but also enjoyed reading books like ‘Gone with the Wind’, ’Animal Farm’ and ‘The doll’. She graduated from Swansea University with a bachelor degree in American Studies. While studying in the UK she made a decision to start writing fiction in English.
The “Whispers of the Sprite” is her first debut novel and she is currently working on the other projects. Joanna lives in Cowbridge, a small town in South Wales near Cardiff with her boyfriend Bruce. She enjoys cycling around Welsh countryside some of which has become the settings in her first series.
Julia Taylor works as a recruitment consultant for Paranormal Personnel in London. Her days at work seem normal, she sees clients that regularly are looking for work, she source new vacancies, updates CV and visits employers.
Everything is pretty ordinary for her, apart from the fact that Julia is half elf and Paranormal Personnel is not an ordinary agency at all because all jobless supernatural creatures come to the agency to look for work. Fairies, vampires, witches, hags, wizards, mermaids, elves, giants and trolls, they all need to find employment and during this economic climate this seems pretty challenging.
Julia doesn’t want her life to be complicated but when her day is interrupted by the shape shifter with the chain saw; she just has to deal with him as she always does. She is normally calm, confident and is not afraid to stand up for herself but when the meeting with Nathaniel’s Corporation goes not as well as she expected she wants to bury herself under the ground and die.
Then Mr. La Caz gets under her skin, lights up a fire inside her, she accidently reads his thoughts and learns that he craves for her, he wants to suck her dry but she is convinced that he is not even a vampire.
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
Currently I still work as an employment advisor for a private welfare organization. We always have morning meetings before 9 o’clock. During one very dull meeting, which was about self employment, I completely switched off and started thinking about really random stuff. Suddenly I had this idea in my head, what if I can write a book about the recruitment agency for all the supernatural creatures? When I left the room all these images started coming to me and I knew that I had to start writing it straight away.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
I thought it would take me a few months to write this story but just after a month the books was ready. I really enjoyed writing £6.19 per Witching hour.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
That I can create my own world and decide what is going to happen to my characters.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
That I have to keep writing even if I don’t want to and I have million others things to do.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
JK Rowling, because she has an incredible talent.
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Champagne, its twelve years old.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I am working on a new adult contemporary romance right now and after that I will be working on the sequel to Paranormal Personnel.
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