We are incredibly lucky to be joined by the totally talented Imogen Rose today. She's going to answer some questions for us, and give us a blurb from her book Portal.
1. How did you come up with the idea for your book Portal?
The initial idea came from a dream—Arizona waking up in the back seat of her mom’s car—
but the story then morphed, inspired by everything around me, including my mom’s passing
and the fantasy of being able to see her again.
2. You’ve lived quite a few places over the years, which one feels most like home to you?
London feels most like home. That’s where most of my closest friends live.
3. Tell us something most people would find surprising about you.
I am very, very naughty. Just ask my close friends
4. What kind of books do you read when you have time?
I used to love medical thrillers, but now I mostly read YA books.
5. Do you have a writing routine you follow?
No, routines sound like work, I write for fun.
6. What’s next for you?
I am writing the sequel to Initiation at the moment. Then, next up will be Fusion, the fifth
book in the Portal Chronicles.
Thanks again for stopping by today Imogen:) Here's a look at Portal.
Come Find Me Two Years Ago...
Six words that propelled ice hockey playing
tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate
She suddenly found herself in the past. In
one moment she went from being an ice
hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a
glamorous cheerleader in California. She
found herself transported from a happy life
with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one
living with her mother whom she hates.
Apparently it's a life she's always lived in.
Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but
she isn't. She is Arizona Stevens. As she struggles to find answers she is certain of
one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible...
PORTAL is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darley's attempt at creating a
perfect world for herself and her children. Arizona's quest for answers threatens
to undermine the seemingly perfect world that her mother has so carefully
PORTAL is the first book of the Portal Chronicles. Fans of time travel, romance,
and the supernatural will enjoy Arizona's quest for answers.
A little bit about the author.
Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling YA
series, the Portal Chronicles. She was born in a small
town in Sweden and moved to London in her
twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from
Imperial College, she moved with her family to
New Jersey, where she’s been based for the past ten
For as long as she can remember, Imogen has dreamt
stories. Stories that continued from night to night,
from dream to dream. So, even as a child, going to bed was never an issue, just an
anticipation of the story to come.
PORTAL, Imogen’s first novel, would have remained in her imagination, to be
shared only with her daughter, Lauren, had her eight-year-old not insisted that she
write it down. In the course of a month, Imogen typed while Lauren waited eagerly
by the printer for the pages to appear, and a novel took shape.
The warm reception PORTAL received encouraged her to continue with the
story and the Portal Chronicles. The Bonfire Chronicles is Imogen’s new YA
Imogen is a self-confessed Hermès addict who enjoys shopping, traveling,
watching movies and playing with her dog, Tallulah.