Thursday, February 17, 2011

LRC Featured Author interview with Jennifer Murgia (Lemniscate)

Angel Star (Angel Star, #1)Thank you Jennifer for answering some questions here on the blog.
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Jennifer 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 intriguing, authentic and personal. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
Bio from her website

-- Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Try to devote a good chunk of time daily to honing your craft - by that I mean, treat it as you would a job. If you get into the habit of writing on a regular schedule, you'll not only perfect your skills, but you'll accomplish a lot more in a shorter amount of time.
--Has it always been a dream of yours to be an author?
Yes! I was an only child with a vivid imagination growing up. I just devoured books and of course idolized the authors who wrote them, so it was always a dream to someday write my own.
----Can you tell me a little about your road to being published? If you had to do over again, would you do anything differently?
One thing to remember while trying to get published is to develop patience and perserverance. My journey toward getting published took about a year and yes, I received those upsetting rejections but it was worth sticking it out. It takes just one person to fall in love with your book and sometimes searching for that person takes a while but in the end, it's so worth it! Would I do anything differently now? Probably not:).
--What is the most recent YA novel you have read?
I'm currently reading Birthmarked by Caragh M. O' Brien and loving it!
--Did anyone inspired Garreth?
No, not really. Garreth was all in my head! Kind of yummy, isn't he?
Kinda? Try very! Can he come home with me??

--How do you feel about the trend of "instant love" in paranormal series? I know that often, like in Angel Star, reasons are behind it?
Good question. There were a number of readers who didn't care for the fact that Garreth and Teagan were so instantly attracted to each other, and in other stories as well, not just Angel Star. I think it's the little red flag that goes off in your head warning you "hey, I don't really know this guy", which in reality you should listen to. The world is a scary place these days. In the case of fiction, however, sometimes it works. My characters have been tied to one another for eternity so there's a sense of familiarity and safety in their relationship. 


  1. I've really wondered about this book for sometime. I hear good and bad about it, but it sounds interesting. I'm not a fan of insta-love, but I understand the connection of eternity. I'm going to give it a try to see how the characters develop. Plus, Garreth sounds delectable.

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  2. This is one I've been really curious about, so thanks so much for this interview! I love what she said about instant attraction in YA, sometimes it really works for me if it seems plausible for those two characters and I think since Garreth and Teagan have been tied to one another for eternity, it makes a little more sense. I'm with Jen, Garreth does sound delectable, can't wait to "meet" him:)

  3. Great interview! I have read a few reviews about Angel Star and like Jen mentioned have heard both good and bad. Maybe I should read it to form my own opinion. :)

  4. Thanks for sharing. Angel Star is one of my favorites books because the word building behind the plot and is much more that a simple paranormal romance YA.


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