Welcome to this week’s Blog Ring of Power guest, PK Hrezo, a native Floridian whose life could easily be a Jimmy Buffet song. She shares her home with her firefighter husband and their two children. When not creating characters and their worlds, PK can be found at her other job of rearranging passenger’s itineraries for a major international airline. The only hobbies she loves more than traveling, are reading, writing, and music, and when the four are combined she exists in total bliss.
Don’t miss the rest of P.K.’s interview:
Part 1 @ Sandra – Monday, Nov. 4
Part 2 @ Vicki – Tuesday, Nov. 5
Part 3 @ Terri – Wednesday,
Part 5 @ Emily – Friday, Nov. 8
PART 4: ABOUT YOUR CURRENT WORK
Tell us about your new book and when it is out? Where can people purchase it? Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. launches 11-12-13. It will be available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. (links to follow depending on when this airs) It’s a NA time travel romance (light sci-fi). Imagine a future where commercial time travel is a reality. Where would you book your time trip to if you could walk into a time travel agency? My main character, Bianca Butterman, is not a time travel customer, she’s a time-craft pilot and trip guide, having just earned her license and full certification. She’s about to have an unlikely customer take her on a whirlwind time trip.
Is there anything new, unusual, or interesting about your book? How is it different from other books on the same subject? Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. started out as a time travel parody, but it evolved into a life of its own. What makes it unique is it’s told from an eighteen-year-old girl’s sassy POV. Although the story itself is slightly techy, it focuses on character, and can really be considered more of a futuristic contemporary tale.
What was the hardest part of writing this book? Ugh the time travel element is such a challenge. It’s so easy to get tangled up in all the time strings, which is why the fun, sassy story telling style is so vital. In my opinion, nobody wants to be bored with all the scientific details of how something works, so I touched on those elements just enough to keep the story rolling. There were plenty of times when I had to map out timelines and diagrams to keep myself on track.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? There’s a scene in the middle of the book where my characters travel back to a certain music fest in 1969. Writing that event was so much fun. I almost feel like I was really there.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in this book? Right now, the answer is no. But after reviews come in, I may have a different answer…LOL.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? That sometimes we have to listen to our hearts instead of our heads. I think for those who are more scientifically-minded, that can be a challenge. And that’s my MC, Bianca.
Tell us about your book’s cover – where did the design come from and what was the design process like? Jaycee DeLorenzo at Sweet-n-Spicy Designs did my cover. She’s fantastic. She also designed my website (Down the Rabbit Hole.) She’s excellent at taking my vision and going with it. I knew what I wanted for my cover, but wasn’t sure how to lay it out. I told her the colors I wanted, the images, and sent her a cover from a book I really liked. She ran with it and I was pretty much satisfied with her first example. After changing the fonts a bit and making my author name smaller, it was a done deal. She really captured the essence of the story.
Is your book in print, ebook or both? Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. will be both eBook and print. Launches 11-12-13 (Nov. 12)
Please let us know where your readers can stalk you:
Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated
We are a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. Family-owned and operated, we offer clients one hundred years of time travel experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.
Anxious to attend a special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds?
You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply
Conference us directly from our Website. Our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip.
We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.
Thanks for sharing about P.K.’s new release. She’s a pal of mine and it’s very cool to read her thoughts as the exciting day fast approaches.
Thanks so much for having me and sharing! 😀