Saturday, July 18, 2015


Twenty-two-year-old Stephanie Diaz wrote her first novel, Extraction, while studying film at San Diego State University. She has since written the next two books in the series: Rebellion, released in February, and Evolution, which hits shelves September 8, 2015. When she isn't lost in books, she can be found singing, marveling at the night sky, or fan-girling over TV shows.

Now, time to get acquainted with this badass.

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?

What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
Construction work noise
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?

What is your favorite color Popsicle?

Sprinklers or Slip N Slide? 
Slip N Slide

Favorite John Hughes Movie? 
The Breakfast Club.

Last song you listened to? 
Welcome to New York by Taylor Swift.

What book do you wish you would have written because it’s just that good? 
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh.

In one sentence or less, what does every aspiring-author need to know?
Writing books won’t get easier, so always choose a project you adore.

Only 22 and already a BADASS!

Now, here's a peek at EXTRACTION that's included in the MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU prize pack:

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Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life. 
What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers, which means Logan, too.
Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.
With intense action scenes and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game, and leave them breathless for more.

Do yourself a favor and stalk Stephanie on her website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Tumblr, and be sure to add her books to your Goodreads list.


*Many thanks to James Lipton for letting me steal sharing his awesome interview questions*