I would like to introduce you all to Jennifer Murgia, author of Angel Star, releasing May 18th, 2010. She was kind enough to let me interview her and I really enjoyed getting to know this lovely author.
The Book Pixie: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
TBP: What is it like to have your first book published?
TBP: How did you react when you first discovered that Angel Star was going to be published?
TBP: What is it you love most about being a writer?
JM: I love creating new worlds. Scenes and conversations will stew around in my brain for a while, so I love having the opportunity to bring it out into the open and not keep it all contained. The story usually sprouts legs at that point and I often have to do all I can to keep up!
TBP: Do you have a favorite scene or line from Angel Star?
JM: I do! And here it is:
“Do you believe there is a heaven?” Garreth whispered, his face close enough I could feel his breath on my hair.
“Yes,” I whispered back. How could I possibly tell him that if heaven were here on earth at this very moment, it would be here. Now.
“And angels?” he asked once again. I could feel my pulse quicken, my heart racing behind my ribs . . . wings came to mind. I slowly looked up at him and asked what I knew was slightly irrational.
“Are you for real?”
TBP: What song do you think best suits Angel Star?
JM: Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls ~ although I was heavily influenced by Evanescence while writing. (Evanescence rocks!)
TBP: How did you come up with the names Teagan and Garreth?
JM: I always had a soft spot for the name Teagan. I had heard it somewhere and it stuck with me. Garreth is Latin for “light”, which represents all he encompasses.
TBP: Who in your life has made the biggest impact on who you are today? (Besides yourself.)
JM: I believe my husband, my parents and my grandmother all deserve to be given credit here, but I really need to say my children have made me who I am right now.
They're my perfect balance. We have structure, house rules, but yet we have crazy, silly moments that I cherish deeply. Being a mother has taught me to let go and be the real "me".
TBP: Anything else you'd like to add?
JM: I just want to say thank you so much for having me! This has been really fun! I also want to invite everyone to stop by my website http://www.jennifermurgia.com/ from time to time as we wait for the release of ANGEL STAR.