Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Author Interview: Paige Cuccaro (From Here to Eternity)

Today I welcome Paige Cuccaro, author of From Here to Eternity, which I reviewed yesterday. Today is a continuation of her tour stop so if you missed the review, make sure you check it out and enter the tour giveaway!  So grab your favorite cuppa and sit and learn a little more about Paige. 

What three things do you need in order to write?

1. My mini laptop—it’s strictly dedicated to writing. Helps keep me from be distracted by the
internet and email.
2. My Ipod—I have music loaded on it, but I also have white noise (sounds of traffic,
sounds of a forest, sounds of a crackling fire). White noise way less distracting than
music and I’m far less likely to start singing along.
3. My noise canceling headphones—combined with the white noise tracks on my Ipod I can
totally shut out the real world and immerse myself in my story.

What's your favorite season?

Summer! Spring is okay, I enjoy the flowers and the warming weather. Fall isn’t too bad,
especially early fall, when the weather is just a little cooler and the leaves are changing. But I go
stir crazy in the winter. The cold totally shuts me down. I’m definitely a summertime girl.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Italy. Sorrento, Italy to be exact. I’ve been there with my husband and it’s amazing!

What's the first sentence of From Here to Eternity?

“I’m dead,” I said to my husband’s voice mail.

Tell us what is From Here to Eternity about.

It’s about a woman who wakes up one day to realize, despite all outward evidence her life has
utterly changed. Against her most deepest held beliefs she’s become the one thing she never
wanted and there’s no going back It’s about a man who, faced with his worst fear come true, was forced to make a choice between respecting his wife’s wishes or protecting a discovery that, in the wrong hands, could be the most devastating weapon ever made.

It’s about that kind of once in a life time love that transcends the limitations of human life and
makes us redefine what makes us who we are.

Dish, who’s your favorite character?

In this story? I’d say Nate. I love his adorable nerdiness and the way he loves his wife.

How did you come up with the idea for Cybernetic Anthropoid Automatons? Do you have a science background?

No. Ha! The majority of my scientific knowledge comes from sci-fi movies, and books. Isaac
Asimov is my science-geek hero. I’ve always loved his take on robots, and their constant
struggle to become more human.

From Here to Eternity came out of my own fascination with society’s seemingly inevitable move
toward becoming more like robots. (Speaking in regards to medical advancements that trade
human limbs and organs, with robotic parts—as either replacements or aids.) Where would it
stop? What wouldn’t we trade out, or enhance in our bodies if it meant a longer, more fulfilling
Cybernetic Anthropoid Automatons was simply a combination of applicable words to create the
acronym, CYANA.

Did From Here to Eternity go the way you thought it would when you started or did it take on a life of it’s own as you wrote?

Yes. From Here to Eternity is the story I set out to write. I’m a plotter, so for the most part, my
stories begin and end the way I expect. The middle can get a little muddled, but it normally
works out.

What can we expect next from you?

I have the second book in my Hellsbane series, Heaven and Hellsbane, scheduled for release in
August and the third book, Hellsbane Hereafter, releasing in the winter.

Thanks Paige!

Thanks for having me! These were fun questions!!

I’d love to hear what your readers think about robotic parts, and sustaining or improving life with
robotic technology. Where would you draw the line?

If we had the technology to transfer everything a person knows, all their memories, everything
that shaped them into the person they were—into a highly advanced robotic brain and
body…would they be a robot—or a new kind of human?

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About the book:

Love never dies…but apparently Rachel has.

Waking up one day to her obituary in the news and no recollection of the past few weeks, Rachel calls her husband, Nate, in a panic, at the research facility where he works. Nate is the inventor of CYANAs, Cybernetic Anthropoid Automatons, vessels that look exactly like humans and can store a person’s memories…and maybe even his or her soul.

When Nate arrives home, Rachel doesn’t recognize the man who claims to be her husband. Can Nate convince Rachel to fall in love with him all over again? Especially once she realizes what he’s done…and what it means for their future?


About the Author:

Wife, Mother, tax payer, writer.

I live in Ohio, with my husband, three daughters, three dogs, and three cats, in an ever shrinking house. When I'm not writing I'm doing the mom thing with a book in one hand and a notepad and pen in the other. Ideas come without warning and for me, the best way to stimulate my imagination is to enjoy the imagination of someone else.

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