A Bea-YOU-tiful Tour – In Shadows by Alison F. Prince

Today the Bea-YOU-tiful Tour stops on my blog
On Tour with Prism Book Tours

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Alison F. Prince lives in Hoboken, NJ where she works as a school psychologist (M.A. Marist College), author, and jeweler. She is the author of In Shadows of Magic, a new YA novel out from Astraea Press (2013). 

Hi Alison, and thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions during this busy time.

Grab a drink and make yourself comfortable, cause you’re about to be ‘grilled’. 🙂

How long did it take from first to final draft?
I was so inspired by my idea that I spent every waking moment that I wasn’t at work writing, so I finished my first draft in four months.  Then, I attended several writer’s workshops.  I had friends, beta readers, and family members read my first draft.  Then, I began editing and revising which was a longer process.  It was close to a year from the first draft until the final copy.
Why did you write this book?
I always wanted to write a book.  I have a notebook full of hand written ideas.  When this idea came to me, I just couldn’t get the characters and plot out of my head.  I started writing and couldn’t stop.
Did you have trouble coming up with the title?
Yes!  My original title was “Imbalance of Power” which I loved, but I realized sounded more like a textbook than the title of a young adult paranormal novel.  I spent a long time brainstorming before I came up with “In Shadows of Magic”.  The title is part of a line from a pivotal moment in the book.
Did your characters ever try to take the story in a different direction?
I had a pretty solid outline when I started writing, and I didn’t stray too much.  There were a few scenes that my characters did indeed take control of!
How did you celebrate writing ‘The End’?
I went out to my favorite restaurant with family and friends.
Is there any beverage or dish a constant in the book or your life?
My favorite cuisine is Italian.  Next summer I plan to go to Italy and finally sample some real Italian food!
Can you give me the recipe of your favourite dish?
I like to eat healthy, but I love pasta and seafood!  This is a delicious low calorie recipe for Scallop Piccata.  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/scallop_piccata_on_angel_hair.html
picture and recipe from http://www.eatingwell.com/

picture and recipe from http://www.eatingwell.com/

Look delish! I think I would like that too. Shoot I might even try and prepare it one day.
Can you tell me something about yourself none has ever heard before?
I’m an open book, so there isn’t much that no one has ever heard.  A few fun facts: I make jewelry.  My favorite games are Scrabble and ping pong.  I love Taylor Swift, and her song “Fifteen” reminds me of characters in my book.  I love animals, but I’m definitely a cat person.  My black and white rescue cat is cuddled up on my lap right now as I type this.
Thanks again Alison for being here and sharing these little facts with me and our readers. But let’s get on with the tour and let me share with the folks what you have to say about self-confidence.
Bea- YOU-tiful:  Real Confidence in Yourself
Don’t let others bring YOU down
Nobody’s perfect and everyone makes mistakes.  All too often, people are far too quick to point out your flaws (as if you didn’t notice that huge zit in the center of your forehead).  When people around us are negative, it can be difficult to brush it off.  Their nasty comments can resonate in your mind and cause your self esteem to plummet, but only if you allow it!
Brianna McKinney often feels down on herself.  She wishes she were prettier, more popular, better at playing the guitar, and that her longtime crush would finally notice her.  Brianna should be careful what she wishes for.  When Brianna finds a way to use magic, she might just get everything she ever wanted, and realize that it’s not what she wanted at all.
Will Brianna continue to worry about what others think of her?  Or will she finally learn to be happy with herself and rock out harder than ever before?
And maybe her new, proud attitude will spark an amazingly gorgeous guy to fall head over heels in love with her!
Even the popular girls will be turning green with envy!
The next time someone tries to bring you down with their words, remember that their comments are most likely coming from a place of insecurity.  You aren’t perfect– but neither are they.  You are Bea- YOU– tiful!  Your quirks make you who you are– so hold your head up high and be proud of YOU!
Join witches Brianna and Mandy on their magical journey of self discovery in the new Young Adult Paranormal novel by Alison F. Prince, In Shadows of Magic.To learn more about In Shadows of Magic and author Alison F. Prince, follow these links!

Of course let’s not forget the Tour-Wide Giveaway!

$50 Amazon Gift Card from Alison

10 eCopies of In Shadows of Magic by Alison F Prince from Astaea Press.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the schedule and don’t miss a single stop on the Tour

7 – Launch – Breaking News!!

16 – One a Day YA

21 – Grand Finale

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