Author Interviews

Interview with Romina Garber

After the stunning events in Lobizona, I knew after finishing Cazadora, I had to see if Romina Garber would collaborate on an interview with me. And Romina said yes! Find out what some of my questions were upon finishing Cazadora!

About Cazadora

Following the events of Lobizona, Manu and her friends cross the mystical border into Kerana―a cursed realm in Argentina―searching for allies and a hiding place. As they chase down leads about the Coven―a mythical resistance manada that might not even exist―the Cazadores chase down leads about Manu, setting up traps to capture and arrest her.

Just as it seems the Cazadores have Manu and her friends cornered, the Coven answers their call for help. As Manu catches her breath among these non-conforming Septimus, she discovers they need a revolution as much as she does.

But is she the right one to lead them? After all, hybrids aren’t just outlawed. They’re feared and reviled. What happens when the Coven learns of Manu’s dual heritage? Will they still protect her? Or will they betray her?

And after running this far, for this long―how much farther can Manu go before her feet get tired, and she stops to take a stand?

Find Cazadora on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.

Author Interview

Note from Lili: When I sent this question to Romina, I had misread the Goodreads listing and thought it was a trilogy, but it’s not! My bad!

When you were envisioning the series, did you always know that it was going to be three books? Did you have a set plan for what would happen in each book?

Wolves of No World is a dulology—at least for now! 😉 What’s funny is that when I first sat down to outline Lobizona, I didn’t realize I’d actually outlined two books in one—in other words, my midpoint was really the ending! So Cazadora is technically the second half of my Lobizona outline, haha.

Both LOBIZONA and CAZADORA had me always surprised about the twists and turns. Can you talk me through the inspiration for the story? The magical world? The sports?

The books are inspired by Argentine folklore that says the seventh consecutive son in a family will be a lobizón & the seventh daughter a bruja. Only I wanted to write about a character who doesn’t fit into this binary—a lobizona. Fútbol (soccer) is a huge part of Argentine culture, so I knew I wanted to include it, only I created my own version: Septibol. It’s pretty similar to the original, with the difference that each team has two brujas who spell the field to make things more complicated!

Fitting in is a huge theme in your books, can you talk a bit about Manu’s headspace going into Cazadora? Or at the very beginning of Lobizona if we wanna avoid spoilers. How was it to explore that theme in your books?

With Manu, I wanted to write about someone who comes from two worlds but belongs to neither, someone with access to two languages who lacks the vocabulary to define herself. She has to go through the events of Lobizona to understand that if there’s no word in the world that encompasses her, that just means she’s an original, she’s unclassifiable, she’s undocumented. There’s power in freeing oneself from labels, & it’s the first significant step we can take toward finding our true selves.

Is there a line in the books that you feel sort of sums up the series (so far) to you?

“Why settle for being a son of the system when you can mother a movement?”

Who is your favorite side character?

I absolutely love Saysa!

Find Cazadora on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.

About the Author

credit to Drew Bordeaux

Romina Garber is a New York Times and international bestselling author whose books include Lobizona & the ZODIAC series. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in Miami, Florida, Romina landed her first writing gig as a teen—College She Wrote, a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndication—and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She is a graduate of Harvard College and a Virgo to the core.


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