Monday, March 3, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library: Laura DeBruce

Laura DeBruce, author of THE RIDDLE OF PRAGUE has come by The Library to chat with us as part of her virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. She's giving away a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card--the Rafflecopter to enter is at the end of the post. You can also click on the tour banner to see other stops.


Laura DeBruce is a documentary filmmaker and writer. She grew up traveling all over the world thanks to her father’s work with the U.S. Embassy. She and her husband spent twelve years living in Europe including Prague, Paris, Amsterdam and London where she found inspiration to write The Quicksilver Legacy Series. In Prague she worked as a lawyer for the first private nationwide television station in the former Communist bloc. It was there that she fell in love with the ancient city of Prague and its legends.

She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and son and an unruly Golden Retriever.

Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter


What part of the writing process do you dread?

Going back in after an awesome editor has done her work. I know the end result will be a much better book, but it’s tough to buckle down and start rewriting from start to finish.

If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

I would start with my favorite hors d’oeuvres – a nice olive tapenade, a homemade mushroom spread and some fresh bread or toast. For the meal we’d have a caprese salad, tomato slices and mozzarella, a big green salad, potatoes and fennel with rosemary and grilled chicken. For dessert, a nice chocolate cake!

Are you a romantic?


Do you listen to music when you're writing?

No. There’s always a lot going on in my mind. I don’t have room to listen to anything else when I want to write.

If you were a shifter, what animal would you like to be?

If I were a shifter, I’d like to be an eagle or an osprey or a pelican. A big-bodied bird who lives near the water and can fly. Either that or I’d like to be a wild cat.


When 18-year-old Hana Silna travels to Prague to reclaim her family’s home, she discovers a riddle that may lead to a long-last flask.

The contents of that flask could change the fate of the world. When a ruthless enemy kidnaps her family Hana has to find the flask to rescue them. On her quest she meets a mysterious man with a penchant for poetry, a Gypsy girl with a haunting past, and Alex, an all-American boy who’s trying to save his sister from a crippling disease. It’s hard to trust anyone when the stakes are this high — especially when surrounded by experts in deception.

There’s only one flask, and Hana desperately needs to find it.

Buy the book at Amazon.



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  1. Thank you for hosting The Riddle of Prague!

  2. I'd be a bird shifter, too!


  3. Very interesting comments. This sounds like a very good book.

  4. Great interview. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  5. Great interview! Love the blurb. Entered under the name of Virginia

  6. Great interview. Thanks for hosting.

  7. Yum! When's dinner? I love a caprese salad.

  8. What with all the research, photos and attention to detail, this promises to be a great read. thanks for sharing.

  9. I'd love to fly, so being a big bird shifter would be amazing.