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Author Interview: Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed)

I'm pleased to welcome Josephine Angelini to Flipping Pages for All Ages. I recently read her debut, Starcrossed(will be released by HarperTeen on May 31st), and fell in love with it. She was kind enough to answer some questions for us!

If you missed my review of Starcrossed, you can check it out here.

Please welcome Josephine!! :)


Flipping Pages for All Ages: Starcrossed is based on Greek mythology, who is your favorite Greek God and why?
Josephine Angelini: I’ve always had a soft spot for Dionysus. He was the only Olympian that was born human, and he won his god-hood through a series of horrific events. He’s like Batman—he wasn’t born on Krypton or bitten by a radioactive spider, he just put in that extra effort, making wine and whatnot, to become “super”. Plus he loved plays and parties. Guy sounds like a blast.

FPfAA: The Delos family is made up of some pretty good looking guys, do you have a favorite? (I personally adore Hector!)
JA: My favorite is Lucas, of course!

But I do worry about girls that gravitate toward Hector, like you said you did. This is the boy your mother warned you about, you know. Don’t walk—run! He’s not a bad guy… but he will always pick his family over you and, sooner or later, he will totally break your heart!

FPfAA: You have finished book 2 in this series, Dreamless, and a third book will be released as well. Do you have any other books, not part of this series, in the works?
JA: I have another YA trilogy I want to write someday, hopefully right after this one. I actually came up with the idea before Starcrossed, but it was more complicated, and a bit darker with dystopian elements. My husband (rightly) suggested I start with something simpler for my first book. Not that Starcrossed is simple. Basically, what I did was start with a simple idea and complicated it from there… but the intent was to at least start simple.

FPfAA: You're stuck on an island, you have these following items with you, what are they?
JA: CD: In Rainbows by Radiohead or The Verve years of Billie Holiday
Book: Collected Shakespeare. Can’t go wrong with good ole Will.
Nail Polish: I’m more of a lip-gloss girl. Korres lip butter in Jasmine.
Shoes: On an island? Whatever didn’t get me bit by sharks.
Hot Male Celebrity: Whoever’s the funniest and smartest. After the “new car smell” wears off a guy he better be good at conversation and he’d better make me laugh. I don’t care how buff he is—knuckleheads are not allowed! After a few months I’d be trying to feed him to that shark.

FPfAA: They're making a biography about you, which actress would you prefer played the lead role?
JA: Angelina Jolie. It makes no sense whatsoever. We don’t look anything alike and she’s about a million times both cooler and hotter than me (just go with the paradox), but I don’t care. I’ve always wanted to be a sexy action heroine, like Lara Croft.

FPfAA: This or that:
JA: Pepsi or Coke: Coffee
Chocolate or Vanilla: Licorice (both red and black)
Movies or Television: Books
Night in or Night Out: Out for dinner, back home early.
Paperback or Hardcover: Kindle
Winter or Summer: Fall or Spring

FPfAA: You're all time favorite:
JA: I only have an answer for one of these questions. I’m not really a “favorites” kind of person. I spend a lot of time on the fence about things, if you hadn’t already noticed from my previous answers! But Meryl has never let me down. Love that woman!

Actress-Meryl Streep.
Vacation Spot-

FPfAA: What is the one question you get asked all the time, and hate answering?
JA: I have to say it’s the “most embarrassing moment” question, which you, thankfully, didn’t ask. Who the heck would ever answer that one truthfully? I’m serious! Would you ever spill your guts like that and tell the whole world the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you? It doesn’t even make any sense.

FPfAA: And what is the one question that never comes up, but that you wish someone would ask?
JA: No one ever asks me about zombies. I’m just dying to tell someone what I really think about zombies.

FPfAA: You're kind of bored with your name and decide to pick something new, what is it?
JA: Angelina Jolie. Or Meryl Streep. Or the love-child of their names, Angeryl Joreep.


Thank you so much for stopping by Josephine!

To learn more about Josephine Angelini, you can check out her webpage here
go follow her on twitter.
Make sure to stop by later this week, I will be giving away a Pre-Order of Starcrossed! :)



josie said...

Hi Sherry! Thanks for the interview. :)

Deea said...

LOL Angeryl Joreep!:)) Great interview!
I haven't read the book yet (I'm DYING to read it!) but it sounds awesome! And Josephine is uber cool!
Oh... I hate 'the most embarrassing moment' question too.*rolls eyes*

Josie - What do you think about zombies?:))


Josie angelini said...
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Josie Angelini said...

Take 2.

@Deea I hate zombies. I really, really hate them. While I have tons of respect for Carrie Ryan, I have no freaking idea how she spends enough time thinking about zombies to write a series on them. The only thing worse than a zombie is a zom-baby-- and she has one of those, too.

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Josephine, you're a cheater! (this or that) Oh well. You're forgiven, because your book is going to be flipping amazing! I can't wait to receive my copy. :) I'm sure you've noticed this, but AJ (Angelina Jolie), JA (you)! Why are your names so alarmingly similar though? That's freaky. (I'm intentionally being a douche here)

Thanks for the interview!

ham1299 said...

Fabulous review! Josie (as she calls herself, it seems) is one of my favorite new authors. Hands-down. I love all of her responses.

And, Josie, thanks for telling us your thoughts on zombies. I was curious - and I agree completely with you!

Pratikshya Mishra said...

I have always been fascinated by Greek mythologies and legends. ‘The Goddess Test’ was one of my favorites. And my sister is a great fan of all Percy Jackson novels. So I really liked this book, it’s original story and it’s unique twists and turns.

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