Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sensational 7 Q & A with Jennifer Murgia!


Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.

“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson


Jennifer Murgia has been writing 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.

Her debut novel, ANGEL STAR is in stores today!

If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
I would probably go back to the 50’s! Life seemed so carefree back then. Dad’s went to work, mom’s baked cookies, kids built tree houses . . . yep, easy!

Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Girl falls for angel and battles darkness.

Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
I have so many favorite books, it wouldn’t be fair to narrow it down to just one. I really loved A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. I’m one to fall for magic every time, and I enjoy books that revolve around the Victorian era.

Strangely, my fictional crush is not in that book! Yeah, Edward Cullen’s hot, but my fictional crush would be Hunter Niall from Cate Tiernan’s Sweep series. The first book is Book of Shadows and there are thirteen in all. I devoured each one. If you’re not familiar with them, I highly recommend acquainting yourself – Hunter is an all around great guy...plus he’s hot...plus he speaks with a British accent. Ok, shutting up now!

If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
My first instinct is Morgan Rowlands. She’s the heroine in the Sweep series and I mention her for obvious reasons!!

On a serious note, I would have to say Morgaine from The Mists of Avalon. To be able to take a tiny boat and part the mists on a lake and end up in Avalon amazed me. I read that book over and over when I was younger.

Kind of strange they have similar names! I just realized that!

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you/ Why?
I would pick a soft-spoken, yet funny unknown actor to play me. I think everyone out there is stereotyped with roles they’ve portrayed. It would have to be someone who is deep emotionally – I tend to over-feel and think things yet, they also have to have a light attitude about life – I’m also very optimistic.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
Oh that’s too funny! Let me see . . . for a writer, I’m drawing a blank! It’s easier to write about other people’s lives than my own! How about PIECES OF THE PUZZLE? Everything in my life has fit together so nicely, my life is excruciatingly happy! I have a wonderful husband, two fabulous kids, a loving family and the pieces link together perfectly. I’m an author now – living a dream I’ve wanted since I was a child.

How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
content – complex- silly – family- busy – blissful- loving

Bonus:

**Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?**
Well first, let me thank you so much for having me as a guest!

What’s next? I am planning on doing a small tour for Angel Star, mostly in eastern Pennsylvania. I also plan on doing a giveaway or two. I have tons of fun little things planned so please, stop by my website during the next few months to see what is happening. By the way, there will be a sequel to follow Angel Star – that’s another exciting reason to check in often!


Thanks Jennifer for stopping by!

For more information about Jennifer Murgia and her books, please visit her website here.

37 comments:

elaing8 said...

Great interview. I've been seeing this book around alot lately.Graet to learn more about the author.

fredamans said...

Great interview, and Great author photo! The book sounds interesting and I'm adding to my list!

Katelyn said...

Fabulous interview, isn't Jennifer the best?

Emma said...

Wonderful interview! I LOVE AGATB.

Chelsea B. said...

Fabulous interview! I have not heard of the books with the hero you have a crush on, but I will definitely look them up! Always looking for new, fantastic reads!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great interview. I hadn't heard about this book and am really looking forward to reading it.

Annie McElfresh said...

I've seen this book a couple other times, and I am stoked to read it!! Thank for the interview!

Lacey said...

The interview was quite interesting. I learned new things about one of my favorite authors! Like that her favorite book is A Great and Terrible Beauty and she would love to travel back to the 50's! That's super cool! Great job! I expect great things from you!

P.Q. Glisson said...

Awww, Jennifer is the sweetest person! Always so gracious. The interview was wonderful and though I've not heard of the "Sweep" series, I will definitely check it out. I already plan on reading Angel Star. Keep up the great work Jennifer!

Lena said...

I love that Jennifer loves the Sweep series :)

Janine said...

Great stuff!

kimscarecrow said...

Great interview! She seems really nice. :)

WilowRaven said...

Great interview. So happy to hear there will be another Angel Star book!

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

Jennifer is so awesome! I also interviewed her!

SiNn said...

awesome interview ur book sounds great and i love the cover its so simple yet elegant!

Rica Eat World said...

great interview and the book sounds really good!

Okapi said...

Great review! The fifties does sound very carefree!

Leah (teen) said...

Jennifer is one of the first authors I've seen who wants an unknown actor, interesting

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I'd go back to the 50's too! Maybe it's Happy Days but they always seem so fun :)

Margay said...

What a fun interview! I love how there was a theme of sevens throughout!
Margay

Mary not so Contrary said...

I LOVE the picture you have for this post! Superheros rock! I can't believe she would pick Morgaine from The Mists of Avalon! Thats who I would pick!! That is one of my all time favorite novels. Great interview. Loved the questions!!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Fantastic interview!! I've heard great things about this book! Heehee, my boyfriend always says he wants to go back to the 50s too!

JenM said...

Interesting interview. I had never heard of the Sweep series, so I had to look it up. I never can resist a hero with a British accent.

Lisa R said...

I've got to agree the 50's sound like a cool era to raise a family in.

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skyla11377 said...

Really Great Interview. I Have Seen This Book Title Floating Around For A Bit And Have Always Been Drawn To The Star Because It Just Stands Out So Nicely From The Black Book Cover. The Story Sounds Like Something I Would Really Enjoy Reading.

Jennie Smith said...

Great interview! I can't wait to read this... and she sound like a blast to hang out with! Thanks!

xoxo
jennie

Erika said...

Great Questions I loved the interview!

Liz said...

Awesome interview! Good job with your questions!

Jessy said...

I always say I would go back to the 50's too! Living does seem easier back then doesn't it?

Demon Hunter said...

I love books about angels! :-D

DJ's Life in Fiction said...
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DJ's Life in Fiction said...

Great interview! I really liked the questions you asked. I read most of the Sweep series, but had to stop because I couldn't find the rest.

wanda f said...

wonderful interview your book sounds great

donnas said...

Great interview. I love the 7 word description.

latishajean said...

great interview now I have to read this book sounds great.

Tammy said...

Thanks for the author review. I like Jennifer's take on things. Can't wait to read her book.

Nancye said...

Great interview! I enjoyed learning more about Jennifer.

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