ATO- Kim Baccellia
Hey lovelies! We’re back with #ATO tuesday and author Kim Baccellia and she’s got a cool interview with two of her characters, from her first book in her YA goddess series, No More Goddesses.
Ladies, take it away!
Jordan Lake discovers an ancient bracelet in her grandmother’s house and uncovers a family mystery that links her favorite actress, Audrey Hepburn, a romantic movie, and an aunt she never knew. Jordan hopes the bracelet will bring her love. Instead, it brings one nightmare after another, unleashing Hathor, the Egyptian love goddess, who decides it’s fun to mess with the McKnight High School social scene. Jordan holds the key to vanquish Hathor, but will she figure out what it is in time to save her school, one of her best friends, and get a date to the Valentine’s Day dance?
Hi, I’m going to start as Jordan is being all shy and everything.
“Don’t roll your eyes at me chica! You know it’s true.”
Okay, where were we? Oh, yeah, hey, I’m Selena and Jordan over there just happens to be my BFF. We both love romance and yes, even vintage Audrey Hepburn movies. I have a mega sweet tooth. **Love bubblegum. Also love hawt guys, vlogging about romance and of course more hawt guys, and adventure. Unless it involves being around one nasty Goddess chica. Then I rather stay home, thank you very much!
- What conflict are you up against?
Okay, I didn’t believe Jordan at first. I love the chica to death but seriously, who would believe that goddesses actually exist? Well, I didn’t until things started happening and then being the friend I am, I had to help her out. The biggest conflict we had is trying to get Hathor to leave us alone. Easier said than done. Sigh.
- What are some of the biggest stumbling blocks you’ve encountered trying to resolve your conflict?
First, like I mentioned before, who was going to believe us? You’d think Jordan would get her Professor dad to help us but of course not. Thank goodness for Andrew, Mr. Mythology Geek, who’s knowledge of ancient gods did come in handy.
- What have you learned about yourself or friend or family while trying to resolve your conflict?
Okay, I already know that I’m loyal to a fault. I mean, I’ll do anything for my friends especially Jordan. We’re tight. I might have thought she was loca but I’d never say that to her face. No, I’d help her to the very end.
- Tell us about your best friend/side kick.
Jordan is my BFF. We’ve been friends since elementary school. Others might think she’s a little strange—okay, sometimes her Audrey Hepburn passion kind of goes overboard but hey, that’s part of her charm! She got me into the whole AH thing. Now I can’t stop watching the old movies! Also love her grandmother who is the coolest.
- What is your strongest personality trait?
Being loyal. Yep. That’s me. Ms. Loyal!
- Is there anything about you that people are always giving you a hard time about? How do you feel about it?
Okay, for one, people say I’m mega hyper. Hey, it’s better than just being laid back. Also that I eat too much sweets. Nah, so not true.
**Selena pops a huge bubble.
Nope, not true at all. Next question?
- What are your three favorite leisure activities?
Shopping for cute clothes, watching Tessa’s Treasure with Jordan, and hanging with my friends at In N Out Burger.
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
A famous vlogger. Do they have jobs like that? Because if they do? I’d totally rock at it.
- If you could change one thing in this world, what would you change?
It should be against the law for goddesses to mess with us. Isn’t there some kind of rule book on that? Need to ask Andrew. He’d know.
And with the second book in the creation mix we’ve got the mock cover for book 2 of this series, Goddesses Can Wait.
When writing No More Goddesses, Kim Baccellia learned to love Audrey Hepburn after watching and reading all she could on this famous icon. She has also always had a secret desire to travel to Egypt and visit the pyramids. The closest she’s come to fulfilling this dream are her younger sister Autumn and Egyptian-national brother-in-law Eihab, who were kind enough to share some things with her, including a Hathor sistrum and some incense. Kim’s other works include Crossed Out, a YA paranormal, published by Lachesis Publishing, and a YA multicultural fantasy, Earrings of Ixtumea, which was re-released by Muse It Up publishing. A member of YARWA, Kim just finished the sequel to NMG and sent to her editor. She’s also putting the finishing touches on a YA multicultural dystopian novel. She lives in Southern California with her husband and son. www. kim-baccellia.com Twitter: @ixtumea FB: @kbaccellia Review site for YABC: www.yabookscentral.com
And there we have it lovelies! If you’ve got something to say be sure to leave a comment 🙂 And I’ll see y’all next tuesday.
<3 always LH