Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent.
She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish. Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.
Lawrence, thank you so much for hosting the second stop of my blog tour. Today I bring with me Jillian, the new girl in town, who just doesn’t accept her new position in the fish bowl world she now lives in.
Jillian walked into the story quite unexpectedly and, in her heart, she harbors some interesting sentiments built on the jealousy she feels toward Lady Kendíka.
Jillian: I just don’t understand why she has to have it all. I’m just as pretty as she is. I’m intelligent and…
Annamaria: All you want to do is climb the social ladder with no regards to others. Lady Kendika is very kind to you, she even took you out of the kitchen and asked you to be her friend—
Jillian: Why should she be the only one to have everything a girl could wish for? Why can’t I have some? You’re the author, why are you being so mean to me?
Annamaria: Actually, my dear Jillian, you are the one that’s running rampant and out of control. I just can’t do enough to keep up with you.
Lawrence: Ladies please, I really don’t think my followers would feel comfortable reading your bickering.
Annamaria: My apologies, Lawrence. ~pauses a few seconds glaring at Jillian~ Well, aren’t you going to apologize to our host?
Jillian: You did a great job apologizing, now let’s talk about me. I really want to know from you why Kendíka is the only one who can wear white dresses.
Jillian: Don’t worry so much—
Lawrence: Excuse me ladies, but I am trying to conduct an interview here… Annamaria, if you had one thing you could say to Jillian, what would it be?
Annamaria: Jillian you need to be more careful, because I don’t think the all-seeing-eyes will continue to be patient with you.
Jillian: Here we go again. Do you not understand that it’s you who is making all this up. You make bad things happen to the people in the Regency world. How can I make you see this?
Annamaria: I’m just the instrument used to relate the story, you as characters are driving the events in the book. If I had my way everyone would be good, but you’ve developed your own personality with plenty of disregard for what I think.
Jillian: ~rolls her eyes~ Oh, ppleease!
Annamaria: Lawrence, please excuse Jillian and her deplorable behavior. I hope your readers won’t think too bad of her. I guess she can’t help being the conniving schemer that she is, although I wish she would.
Lawrence: Annamaria, will you and Jillian be meeting again in the future?
Annamaria: Lawrence, Jillian and I will be dealing with each other for a while. After all, she is one of the main characters in White Swans.
Jillian: ~chuckles~ I know I’m going to have fun in this series of yours.
Annamaria: I just wish you’d start to behave before you scare away all the potential readers. Before Jillian gets the best of me, I’d like to thank you again for hosting the stop.
Jillian: Bye folk, and don’t forget to read The New Girl in Town, the book is about me—
All it takes is a wish upon a star, and Jillian finds herself in a Regency world she only read about in romance novels. She wakes in an exciting world of adventure and challenges but didn’t expect the new life she received. A maid? OMG!
An ambitious girl, she schemes to rise above her station and become a lady with a title and wealth. She’ll go to any lengths to achieve her goals—even risking the anger of her captors, the hazy eyes always gazing down upon the ancient world. Will her attempts to climb the social ladder get her into trouble?
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