Title: FOREST OF WHISPERS
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pub. Date: September 9, 2014
Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago… and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.
Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to–one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder–a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.
Jennifer Murgia writes Young Adult paranormal and contemporary fiction.
Her latest novel, FOREST OF WHISPERS, will release September 9, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press.
She is the author of ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE & THE BLISS (Lands Atlantic Publishing)
and BETWEEN THESE LINES (Playlist Fiction).
In 2012, Jennifer Co-Founded YA FEST with fellow YA author/friend, Cyn Balog. She coordinates this unique annual festival, bringing teens and fellow Young Adult authors together at her hometown library in Easton PA.
Can you tell us about your book, Forest of Whispers, in 20 words or less?
In 17th-century Bavaria, a haunted young woman must uncover the mysterious claim that her deceased mother was a witch.
It’s so cool that this book is about witches! Would you say that readers are going to see more light magic or will there be dark sinister magic?
Thank you! It was tremendously fun to write! I can reveal that both light and dark magic are woven into this story. My protagonist, Rune, comes to terms that her mother was accused of some very dark crimes—but she herself, is determined to follow a different path.
What was your favorite scene to write?
There is a special chapter toward the end of the book that is told in Rune’s mother’s POV as a flashback that I especially LOVE. It’s a glimpse at the mystery itself and reveals so much.
Is Forest of Whispers a standalone or will it be part of a series?
FOREST OF WHISPERS will graciously share the shelf with its sequel. I do hope to write a third, eventually.
Can readers look forward to any hunky guys in Forest of Whispers?
Rune does become enamored with the “boy next door”. His name is Laurentz and is quite dashing.
Are you currently working on anything else?
I just love writing noir mysteries so yes, I’m currently working on a YA Horror that is chock full of intrigue and creepy visions, and oh, did I mention it takes place in an insane asylum?
What is the best book you’ve read recently?
AMITY by Micol Ostow. It is brilliantly written and such a unique spin on what we all know the movie version to be.
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