It is Saturday once again...Guess what that means, It means another Author Spotlight and this week we have the treat of having the Super Sweet and talented author Jennifer Murgia. And guess what else...she is gonna give away 2 Swag Packs.Jennifer was nice enough to take a quick picture for us
So 2 lucky winners will recieve this....
Now isnt that a nice array of Swag!
So as I said a little earlier, The wonderfully sweet and talented Jennifer Murgia is our guest this week
And I have to mention I love this picture, I have a thing for black and white and sepia photos.. they just make me happy.
And not to mention the wonderful cover of her book
1) What lead you to become a writer?
Growing up as an only child, my imagination stretched beyond its borders to keep me occupied. Neighbor kids and I would make up plays based on our favorite movies and I would always create the “screen play”. I also devoured books from an early age. My mother would read to me every night, and then the magical moment came when I fell in love with Judy Blume books, The Watcher in the Woods . . . stories became an obsession with me, especially when I realized how much fun it was to create my own.
2) What is the first book you ever wrote?
Angel Star is my first book. I’ve written a couple of children’s stories but never pursued them. Too embarrassing!
3) Do you have certain things that motivate you (i.e. photo, quote, item)
I usually like to listen to music to get me in the right frame of mind for writing, but then I like extreme quiet while I do the actual writing – which is why I only write when my kids are in school.
4) Who are some of your favorite writers?
Anne Rice, Milan Kundera, Libba Bray, Stephenie Meyer, Cate Tiernan. The more I read, the larger the list gets! There are so many talented authors out there, but these are a few of my very favorite.
5) What is your favorite genre to read?
6) What is your favorite genre to write?
7) Which book or series are you most proud of and why?
Angel Star is my first book and I’m elated it’s getting published! The entire process – the writing, editing and selling of the book – has been a rush for me. It’s a bit dreamlike. The story itself is so very special to me. Angel Star teeters on an emotional edge, as the story is not only about good angels vs. dark angels, it’s also about the light and dark in ourselves. It’s balanced out with every kind of obstacle a person can be hit with . . . love, death, bullying, temptation, and rising above it all as a stronger individual.
8) What tips would you give to aspiring writers?
If there’s a story inside you begging to be written, listen to it. Listen to what the characters are telling you, not simply what YOU want the characters to say. If you write for yourself without looking ahead to the prospect of “I’m going to sell this book”, then the story will be much stronger and more meaningful. After you’re satisfied, then try to pitch it to someone.
List of all books
ANGEL STAR debuts May 18, 2010 by Lands Atlantic Publishing, LLC
The sequel to ANGEL STAR is forthcoming.