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Author Interview with Christy Santo
I had the pleasure of interviewing Christy as part of her tour for Between Two Worlds. We talked a bit about time travel and what it would like to go back to the eighties, where Between Two Worlds is set. Enjoy the interview!
NA: First just to break the ice, do you have any writing rituals? For example only in the morning while wearing bunny slippers and sipping a coffee.
CS: I have to listen to music while I write otherwise I am in a rut.
NA: Who was your favorite author as a child and why?
CS: My favorite author as a child was from the comics- Bill Waterson. He literally captured the joys and tripulations of being a kid and he sure could capture everything we could imagine.
NA: What are you reading right now?
CS: I have just started reading Broadchurch by Erin Kelly based on the story by series creator Chris Chibnall.
NA: Is there an author(s) who inspire you?
CS: Yes, Peter Robinson and Jonathan Kellerman.
NA: What was the inspiration for Between Two Worlds?
CS: I got my inspiration for Between Two Worlds from watching the 2006 UK series Life on Mars on DVD last summer. I couldn’t get the series out of my head once I finished watching it. The series was flawless and yet I felt I had to write a story based on elements of the show but instead using parts of my life growing up in Fanwood, NJ to write it. I think I succeeded.
NA: Between Two Worlds is your second novel (correct?) but your first novel was a dark fantasy, what made you choose Time Travel for your next book?
CS: I feel more comfortable with time travel than dark fantasy. I tend to watch a lot of time travel themed shows or movies like the Back to the Future series ,Stargate, Fringe, Quantem Leap (yes when it aired and in reruns) Heroes, Smallville, Star Trek Deep Space Nine and I could keep going and going. However, I do not read much in the way of time travel books though I have read A Wrinkle in Time and Terry Pratchet’s Night Watch.
NA: Between Two Worlds is about time travel. So I have to ask, if you could travel back in time any time where would you want to go?
CS: I would go back to November 19, 1863 to hear Lincoln give his Gettysburg address.
NA: Rebecca travels to 1983 in your book. I love the 80’s. So tell me what was your favorite fashion trend or fad from that decade?
CS: My favorite fashion trend were the Capezio Shoes. You could wear those wether you were wearing dressy clothes or not.
About the Book
Title: Beween Two Worlds
Author: Christy Santo
Genre: Time Travel
Rebecca dreams her present time and lives her past.
It is 2006 and Indiana University graduate student Rebecca Harrison attends a Halloween party. Unknown to her she will have her world turned upside down when she leaves it. An unexpected accident rips her from 2006 Indiana and abandons her in 1983 Fanwood, New Jersey her hometown. She struggles to relive the past and exist as another woman with the same name and birthday as her. Can she find a way to return to her present time or will her past become her future?
Christy Santo was born and raised in Fanwood, New Jersey. She has lived in Bloomington, IN since 2002 and runs her family’s Internet retail business. Between Two Worlds, is her second book and she is currently working on a third book.
Amazon Author Central at this link:http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00J8ULVO2 (US)
Amazon Author Central http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00J8ULVO2 (UK)
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The author is giving away 25 eBook copies during the tour!
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