Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Francesca Zappia (Eliza and Her Monsters), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with

 Francesca Zappia (Eliza and Her Monsters)

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Francesca, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

Meet Francesca Zappia!

 
 

Francesca Zappia is the author of the books Made You Up and Eliza and Her Monsters. She also publishes the biweekly serialized novel The Children of Hypnos on Wattpad. She spends most of her time writing, drawing her characters, and playing video games. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2015 with a degree in computer science and mathematics and lives on the south side of Indianapolis.

 

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Meet Eliza and Her Monsters!

 
 
Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.


In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

 

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~ Interview for Teen Read Week ~

 
 

 

YABC:  Did you prefer a specific genre as a teen? Or was any genre game?

Fantasy was and is my go-to genre. I also love sci-fi and I would read pretty much anything except historical fiction, but I especially loved fantasy books. There’s something special about the slow burn of a really great fantasy book that always seemed to stick with me after I’d finished reading the book.

 

 

YABC:  Was there a class in high school that you wished you had paid closer attention to and why?

My senior AP English class, funnily enough. My teacher was so great and really wanted us to learn something and got really into what he was teaching, and I just remember being in class and wanting to, you know, leave. (There are actually a lot of classes that I wish I could go back to and pay better attention. Sorry, high school teachers.) 

 

 

YABC:   What advice would you give teens who might want to be a writer?

The most legit advice I can give anyone who wants to be a writer is to write what you care about. Finding your writing schedule, never giving up, and reading other books in your genre are also very important, but nothing has ever helped me in any aspect of writing more than reminding myself what I care about, and writing about that. Readers will notice when you’re writing something you care about, whether that’s a current social issue or just a giant sea monster fight. 

 

 

YABC:  What book from your younger years do you still recommend today?

Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown. My favorite book of all time. I wouldn’t have read it when I was younger if my mom hadn’t picked it up from the library (and kind of forced me to read it, thanks Mom!), but I am so glad I did. It A.) showed me that there were books to love that weren’t Harry Potter, and B.) informed so much of what I love both as a reader and a writer. If you ever want to see me fangirl over something, ask me to recommend a book, and I’ll spend at least ten minutes selling you The Hero and the Crown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eliza and Her Monsters

By: Francesca Zappia

Release Date: May 30th, 2017 

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

 

 

 

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Lily M. on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:37

This books seems super cute ?

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This books seems super cute ?
Emily on Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:02

Such a cute cover and this books sounds awesome!

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Such a cute cover and this books sounds awesome!
Bekah on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 01:03

Another one of my fave series as a kid was the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren

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Another one of my fave series as a kid was the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren
Angie on Sunday, 05 November 2017 15:04

When I was a teen, I loved everything by Sarah Dessen - especially This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever.

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When I was a teen, I loved everything by Sarah Dessen - especially This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever.
Danielle on Monday, 06 November 2017 18:13

This was such a cute book! I loved the story telling element and the artwork included.

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This was such a cute book! I loved the story telling element and the artwork included.
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 11 November 2017 18:09

My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.

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My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.
Penny Olson on Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:26

I liked The Handmaid's Tale, Brave New World, and To Kill A Mockingbird.

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I liked The Handmaid's Tale, Brave New World, and To Kill A Mockingbird.
Hannah on Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:17

The cover is so different, definitely catches the eye

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The cover is so different, definitely catches the eye
Dianna G. on Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:35

Not entering the giveaway because I've already read this. My daughter checked it out of the library and enjoyed it so much that she wanted me to read it. It was such a cute book!

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Not entering the giveaway because I've already read this. My daughter checked it out of the library and enjoyed it so much that she wanted me to read it. It was such a cute book!
Kelly G on Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:03

My favorite book as a teen was Leftovers by Laura Weiss

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My favorite book as a teen was Leftovers by Laura Weiss

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