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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sensational 7 Q & A with Josephine Angelini (Author of StarCrossed)!

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.

“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. A real-live farmer's daughter, Josie graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband…and she can still drive a tractor.

STARCROSSED is her first novel. It will be released May 31, 2011!

If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
Hum… Good question. Well, I’ll tell you where I wouldn’t go. I wouldn’t go to any time/era pre-indoor plumbing. The whole concept of a chamber pot under the bed sounds nauseating to me. Also, I’d never go to any time where there wasn’t Novocain. Can you imagine? Gives me the shivers just thinking about it.

Actually, I’m very fond of the modern era. I like things like antibiotics and the fact that women can vote. I like that I can wear jeans and not have to stuff myself into a corset.

I don’t romanticize the past, probably because I’m certain that if I were born in a feudalistic society, for example, I’d be one of the peasants and not a princess. That starving serf out there hoeing a row of cabbage, cussing out the royalty feasting in the castle? That’d be me, for sure.

Describe your novel in seven words or less?
A modern day re-envisioning of the Illiad.
Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
Favorite book is a toughie. I’ve never had a favorite, but I know who my ultimate crush is. I <3 Cyrano Debergerac. He was a sword fighter, a poet, a loyal friend, and a political upstart. So what if he had a big nose? It gives a face character.

If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
If I could be any character in fiction I’d be a Jedi Knight. Why? Who wouldn’t want to be able to move stuff with their minds and kick butt with a light saber?

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play thelead role as you/ Why?
I’d love for Angelina Jolie play me. We don’t look anything alike, and I am nowhere near as cool as she is, but I can dream.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
“Never put a Slip-and-Slide on Concrete, and other Valuable Lessons.” There are a few things I’ve learned in my life—the hard way. Just want to pass them along.

How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Lucky to be here in one piece!


**Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?**
Book 2 in my series is finished. It’s titled DREAMLESS and I am super happy with how it turned out. I can’t wait for everyone to read it. J

Thanks for stopping by Josephine!

For more information about Josephine Angelini and her books, please visit her website here.


  1. I wonder what Josephine went through that she feels lucky to be here in one piece?
    Great Q&A!

  2. Josephine AngeliniMay 24, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Thanks for everything, Tina!

  3. Great interview. I agree with Josephine. I'd pick a modern era to live in.

  4. I don't know why she would pick Angelina, Josephine is much prettier than her!

  5. What a great interview. I love that she pick Angelina because I love her. Thank u for the interview.

  6. This was a lovely review. I love getting to know more about the author.

  7. Congrats on your debut, StarCrossed sounds like a fantastic story, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Wow, I don't blame you for wanting Angelina Jolie to play you, that would be awesome.

  8. As much as I say I'd want to go back in time, I do think I would rather stay in the modern era. I am just so used to living a certain way.

  9. Hehe, those replies made me laugh. Great interview! And due to some of those points, I think I'll change my mind about wanting to visit the past; I'll just stay here because I bet I would've been a peasant too.

  10. A jedi knight. Very cool! i never would have thought of that one.

  11. Great interview thank you for sharing this book sounds very good and I love the cover so pretty!

  12. Great interview. Loved the slip 7 slide story.

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  13. Though I haven't read the Illiad, I know about it and if her books a re-telling of it, I'm super excited to read it! Cyrano Debergerac?! Lol, he really does have a long nose!

  14. Great interview...I love how real the author is!! (And I agree...much prettier than Jolie!)

  15. Who wouldn't want to be a Jedi Knight? lol

  16. I enjoyed the interview and I love the cover to this book! Can't wait to read it!


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