Thursday, May 30, 2013

An Interview with Toni De Palma


Toni De Palma, author of The Devil's Triangle, is my guest on the blog today! She was kind enough to spend a stop on her blog tour here on HDB, and I even had the opportunity to interview her. Please enjoy, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end!

When 17 year old Cooper dies in an attempt to burn down his school, he finds himself in the afterlife. Lucy, the Devil's sister who has crossed party lines, decides to give Cooper another shot at heaven. The deal? Cooper returns to Earth and has to find a girl named Grace. The rest is up to him.

While Cooper figures out his mission, he's thrown into the life he's always wanted. Great parents, a spot on the Varsity football team and a real future are all within reach. But what he really wants is Grace, a feisty girl with an abusive boyfriend who can pound Cooper into pulp if he doesn't watch out.

While Lucy plays demonic-puppeteer, clues to an unknown past between Cooper and Grace start to unravel. Cooper discovers that what's keeping him and Grace apart is far more sinister than anything this bad boy could have ever imagined.


1) Hello Toni, and welcome to the blog! Let's start by getting to know you, shall we? If you were to sum yourself up in a tweet (just 140 characters) what would you say? 

I started off as Little Red Riding Hood and then realized I would much rather be The Big Bad Wolf.


2) I read in your bio that you grew up in Brooklyn. Can you share with us a favorite memory from your childhood there? 

Oh so many. I lived over a candy store and Saturday Night Fever was filmed in my neighborhood. I even caught a glimpse of John Travolta's ankle!


3) How would Cooper, our protagonist in The Devil's Triangle, try to convince us to read his story? 

He would probably try to bribe you with a pizza and then eat it himself. Then he would apologize profusely and you would just have to finally give in because he's so dang cute.


4) Random question time! What is one snack food that you simply cannot live without? 

Uhm...I probably gave that one away already. PIZZA! I even did a blog on pizza once. That's how much I love it.


5) What is your favorite part about being a writer? 

I love living in my own head and making sense of the world, since the world doesn't really make sense.


6) Finally, what would you like to say to potential readers out there? 

Uh...buy my book :) Actually, read my book and let's start a conversation. I love hearing other people's reviews of my work. I learn so much from the experience. Oh yeah, and have a slice of pizza while you're reading it :)



I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and when I was a kid I loved to wander the streets with my best friend John. We'd disappear for the whole day, returning conveniently when it was time for dinner. During the summer, I'd dance in the spray of the johnny pump (the fire hydrant). Some summers I'd spend in Ischia, the Italian island where my dad was from.

I have always loved to travel and wander. My most valued possession is my passport. I love to write stories that take me and my readers places and of course I love traveling places to do the research for my books (can you say write offs!). I write Middle Grade and YA both contemporary and paranormal romance but I like to read everything and discover new and unusual books.
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