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Author interview and giveaway with Jennifer Murgia

Author: Jennifer Murgia
books: Angel star and lemniscate

Bio:Jennifer Murgia has been writing ever since she was nine years old. After receiving recognition for her poetry, she went on to use her talents to bring characters to life in fiction novels that are authentic, intriguing, and personal. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

What inspired you to write about Angels?

The idea of writing about angels was an unexpected one. I suppose it came from reading lots and lots of vampire books and wanting to know more about a different type of being, that the idea of an untouchable love between a girl and a boy popped into my head.

When you first starting writing Angel Star, did you know that your books were going to be popular?

No! I certainly don't see them as being widely popular yet, maybe just among a small group of readers. But the idea is nice.

Are some of the characters in your books real?

No they aren't. The only character that I can tie to a real life person would be Teagan. Her beliefs are much like mine. But I think that's pretty much true for any writer, that we put a little (or sometimes a lot) of ourselves into our characters and live vicariously through them.

Some fans are saying that there team Garreth, or team Harian, which one are you?

It would be unfair to say I'm rooting for one over the other but between you and me . . . my heart belongs to Hadrian. Shhh. You didn't hear that, okay?

When you started writing lemniscate, did you know right away how the book was going to turn out? or did you have some writing blocks here and there?

Yes, I did actually. I started writing Lemniscate the day I finished Angel Star. No kidding. THE SAME DAY. And ironically I wrote a particular scene that involves Brynn. It's a creepy little scene and I kept it close at hand while writing the rest of the book to keep me focused. Do I have writing blocks? Oh gosh yes. Lots of them. But that's when I put the story away for a day or two and let my head rest. By the time I go back to it I'm ready to dive in again!

Where is your favorite place to write?

I don't have a favorite - it's more a matter of being convenient, but I write at the dining room table. Glamorous, I know.

Is there going to be a third book, or are you working on something else?

I just finished writing my third book which is not related to the Angel Star stories at all and I'm anxious to see what will happen with it. Hopefully there will be good news in the next few months.
As far as a third in the series? Well, I'm working on an idea...

For people who want to write and get publshed, is there any advice you could give them?

Absolutely, just keep writing! That's the most important thing. Make the time and stick to it. The important part is the story and then editing. Lots and lots of it! And good luck to all the future authors out there!

Check out Jennifer Murgia's books:

angel star


some signed bookmarks and a clay peice of the lemniscate symbol ,(that my sister and I have made) that's on the cover of Jennifer Murgia's new book.

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Thanks Jennifer :)
This is closed and I have picked a winner!


Cheyenne said...

Very nice interview! I love this giveaway! :)

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Regina said...

Great interview.

YA indie princess said...

loved the interview =)

RandomlyKait said...

Great interviewand thanks for the giveaway!!

wanda f said...

Fantastic interview I follow on GFC

Heather said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I am a follower, Great interview!

LindsayWrites said...

thanks!! following!

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Anonymous said...

Great interview. Love the series!

Thanks and regards,
Kathy Vaughan

Lisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Creepily deprived of bookmarks LOL.


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