Today I’m pleased to welcome author Zara Hoffman to the blog. I hope you enjoy getting to meet Zara and don’t forget to check out her book.
1. What made you decide to start writing?
I decided I wanted to write as I realized the books I loved reading were written by actual people.
2. Can you tell us a little about your first book, The Belgrave Legacy? How did the story idea come to you?
It’s a YA paranormal romance between an unsuspecting witch and a dark angel sent by the Devil to seduce her. The idea grew out of a scene I wrote the day my grandmother died. It was the main character having dinner with her mom and all her female ancestors. That scene is now in the opening of the story.
3. Can you give us one fact about The Belgrave Legacy we should know?
It was originally going to be a trilogy. I had written all 3 books, and published the first individually, before deciding to publish the rest as a single book: The Belgrave Legacy.
4. What are your favorite paranormal creatures?
Witches and wizards because my favorite series was and will always be Harry Potter.
5. How do you balance your school life, day job, and your writing job? Any tricks for inspiring writers?
I write early in the morning before any of my classes and late at night. My time between classes is dedicated to working on my internship on my laptop, and right after classes until dinner is dedicated to homework. I would make a schedule and stick to it. It sounds trite, but life will get in the way of writing so writing time needs to be planned and protected.
6. What is the best advice you would give to young writers?
Draft quickly. This is something I’m still trying to do, but the most important thing for a first draft is momentum. If you stop to edit or revise every time you change your mind, you will burn out and lose the motivation to ever finish your story.
7. What can readers be on the lookout for from you next?
I’m currently working on a post-WW3 YA dystopian romance where arranged marriages are sanctioned by the government to maintain the peace. It’s called The Matchmakers and I’ve been working on it since I finished high school. I didn’t get a lot of writing done last year due to a tough college transition. School and work keep me pretty busy as it is, so it’s coming slowly but surely. You can currently add it on Goodreads.
About the Author:
Zara Hoffman is a college student and has been writing since she was eight years old. She spends most of her time doing homework and writing new stories because if she didn’t, her head would likely explode. She writes YA multi-genre fiction to share the crazy products of her imagination with the world and hopes that you find them as entertaining as she does. Her books are for young adults or the young at heart. After all, growing up is overrated.
When she isn’t wrapped up in projects, Zara listens to music or hangs out with friends. As an avid reader, Zara loves writing book reviews for her favorite books. She is a PR intern at Inklings Literary Agency She is also the founder of Our Hope Is Here.
About the Book:
A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess.
Fawn doesn’t believe in magic. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, she must learn to control her powers.
Caleb is sick of Hell. But when a simple seduction becomes complicated by real feelings, he is forced to pick between keeping his past or fighting for his future.
Can this young witch navigate a dangerous world with the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her by her side?
The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance novel with a feminist twist. Filled with magic, witches, angels, demons, Zara Hoffman’s “coming of age” story will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
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