Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello! I’m Stephanie Fazio, fantasy author of the Bisecter series. I currently have 3 books out in my debut series, and I have three other fantasy series in the works!
I’m from Syracuse, New York, where winter makes up 3/4 seasons. Now, I live in sunny Austin with my husband and our dog.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My newest book is titled OPAL SMOKE. The title is part of the mystery, so I can’t explain it fully without ruining some of the surprise, but it has to do with the deadly opal contagion. The disease kills most people, but gives a select number iridescent skin (like opals) and superhuman abilities. And the most dangerous of these survivors is known only by the alias of Opal Smoke.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really; I’m pretty boring about the whole thing. Sometimes when I’m feeling really crazy I’ll paint my nails when I’m procrastinating writing a difficult scene 🙂
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Sabaa Tahir’s Ember in the Ashes was a huge inspiration. I also love the style of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor.
What are you working on now?
In addition to Opal Smoke, which is in its final stages of revision, I just stared working on an Urban Fantasy story that I’m really excited about!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Amazon…I’ve embraced the machine.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read as much as you can in your genre.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Find a way to make money at doing what you love (thanks, Dad!)
What are you reading now?
Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep (I’m really enjoying it!)
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finishing up these new books!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
SAS Survival Handbook for practical reasons, and then probably The Hobbit and Pride& Prejudice because I never get sick of re-reading these books.