Monday, September 11, 2017

Interview with debut thriller novelist A. Gavazzoni

Debut novelist A. Gavazzoni is here today to chat about her psychological thriller, Behind the Door – Book #1 in the Hidden Motives series.

During her virtual book tour, A will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!

A. Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author. She just won The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice for her first novel Behind the Door and also an honorable mention at Paris Book Festival 2017 Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader. She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout. She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook. She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel.

Welcome, A. Please share a little bit about your current release.
Behind the Door is my first novel, book one in Hidden Motives series, followed by Lara’s Journal, also recently released.

What inspired you to write this book?
The human soul and its complexity inspired me to write. I love to observe people and try to understand their motives regarding why they behave the way they do. That’s what my books are about, understanding the human mind and soul.

Excerpt from Behind the Door:
“Yes indeed, my friend. I’ve seen a lot in my short life. I’ve bent over backward to please. I’ve been a puppet. That wasn’t for me, so one day I decided to stop.”

More than a hint of pain showed in her eyes…unsettling to find in such a young and beautiful woman. Who could have hurt her so much that she’d come to behave as she did?

“I know how it is,” I said. “It’s like apnea. What’s pleasurable at the start of relationships doesn’t last because it’s not real. You’ve decided to be real, once and for all.”


I’d finally said something that had surprised her.

“Yes. I like to go diving. Sometimes I dive without air tanks. I hold my breath. It’s called apnea and you can do it for only so long. At the beginning of relationships, people hold their breath. When they can’t do it anymore, they go back to being who they are and relationships end.”

“I adore that description.”

What exciting story are you working on next?
I’m working on book #3 on the trilogy, I believe it’s going to be the last one, and it’s going to explain the other two…

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I always loved to write. As a lawyer, I’m always writing other people’s stories, but only when my first novel was published did I feel as if I was a real writer.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
No, I’m an active lawyer, and I have to divide my time between my clients, my legal profession, and writing. I organized my schedule in a way that it allows me to write every day. I also have other hobbies, such as amateur astrology and dancing, I love to cook for my friends, and I love to be with them for a good laugh, and I think it’s all a matter of organizing things.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I send notes to myself whenever I have an idea, and I’m far away of a computer. I’ll use my phone to send myself an email or text.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
So many things. A race car driver, a writer, an astronaut, a scientist, an engineer, a ballerina— all those things at once! But since I’m a writer, I can be all those things in my mind.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I’m a very positive person, and I try to see the bright side of everything. Life is much easier when you do that.


Buy links:
Behind the Door | Lara's Journey

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Bea LaRocca said...

Congrats on your debut book release and thanks so much for offering a Giveaway!

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Edgar Gerik said...

Great interview

A. Gavazzoni said...

Thank you Bea! Good luck

A. Gavazzoni said...

Thank you Lisa!!!!!

A. Gavazzoni said...

Thank you Edgar! Visit my site and you will find other great interviews

Bernie Wallace said...

What book are you looking forward to reading in the next few months? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com.

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the great post :)

A. Gavazzoni said...

I have a new book to review called Icognito good luck Joseph

A. Gavazzoni said...

Thank you for taking time to read it Victoria

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

A. Gavazzoni said...

Thank you Ally!!!!

A. Gavazzoni said...

Hello Nikolina! I hope you also enjoy my novels!!!!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like you have a very busy life. I'm surprised you have time to write.

Bernie Wallace said...

Who is your favorite literary character of all time. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

A. Gavazzoni said...

I need to write!!! It's the love of my life

A. Gavazzoni said...

Well I don't have a favorite character, I have
Favorite books. Good luck Joseph

Bernie Wallace said...

What is the best book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Ally Swanson said...

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!