Interview with Galaxy Craze – Actress and Author of THE LAST PRINCESS

Hi everyone! Asma, here! Remember how I reviewed Galaxy Craze’s debut – THE LAST PRINCESS? I loved it. You can read my full review here. Today, I’ve got an interview with the author!

Galaxy Craze


Asma: What inspired you to write The Last Princess?

Galaxy Craze: I grew up in London and whenever we drove by Buckingham Palace I stared at the windows wondering what it would be like to actually live there. I started thinking about a young girl living inside the palace, a princess and her brother and sister. I imagined her daily life, what her bedroom looked like and all her beautiful clothes. I thought it would be interesting to see the Royal Family in times of serious trouble. I also wanted to show a princess who was loyal and strong–that became the character of Eliza.

Asma: Can you tell me more about your name Galaxy Craze?

Galaxy Craze: My mother was only eighteen years old when she had me. She was a hippie. In the hospital she was thinking of names like, Venus and Moon. One of my mom’s friends said, “Well, why don’t you just name her Galaxy?” And she did! But for a long time I thought I was named after the GALAXY chocolate bar.

Asma: What is your favorite book? Who is your favorite author?

Galaxy Craze: Oh, I love so many books and so many different authors. I love the book Eloise. I also love Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin and The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.

The Last PrincessAsma: If you could dye your hair any color, which would it be?

Galaxy Craze: I’ve always wanted to try bright, platinum blond.

Asma: Where is your favorite vacationing place?

Galaxy Craze: Cornwall, England is beautiful and not too sunny or hot. I like Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard too. A weekend alone in my own house would also be great.

Asma: What is your favorite snack?

Galaxy Craze: Guacamole and chips.

Asma: What is your favorite time to write?

Galaxy Craze: Well, if I didn’t have two young children I would start early like 8:00 am and work all day into the night around nine or ten. In between I would make lots of cups of tea and eat cookies, take the dog for a walk. But as it is I have to work from school drop off hours. I usually get back at 10 am and can work until 3pm. Which is NOT enough time!!

THE LAST PRINCESS on Goodreads | Find Galaxy on Wikipedia | Goodreads

Hafsah

Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

June 14, 2012

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5 Comments

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    Shae Carcar

    June 15, 2012

    I absolutely loved The Last Princess! I really hope there will be a sequel! And her name is so epic!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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    Vickie Ramage

    June 15, 2012

    Admittedly when I first saw Galaxy's name I assumed it was fake, so I'll start off by apologising for that! Sorry! I really want to get this book, it's exactly the sort of story I've been waiting for. :D

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    A Backwards Story

    June 15, 2012

    I've been meaning to read this! And it was interesting to find out that the author is using her real name! I wasn't aware of that, but the story is awesome! Thanks for the interview!

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    Addie R.

    June 15, 2012

    Great interview! I loved The Last Princess and her name is awesome!

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    Britta

    June 15, 2012

    I like the eclectic questions!

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