Thursday, September 6, 2012

Interview with L.S.Murphy!


To see the excerpt of Reaper click here! :D   
       About the author: 
L.S. Murphy lives in the Greater St. Louis area where she watches Cardinals baseball, reads every book she can find, and weaves tales for teens and adults. When not doing all of the above, she tends to The Bean (aka her daughter), her husband, and a menagerie of pets. Reaper is her debut young adult novel and will be released on January 7th, 2013.
She is a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the St. Louis Writer’s Guild.
Repped by Julia A. Weber of J. A. Weber Literaturagentur.

Me: Would you like to share a short blurb from Reaper?
Linda: There's no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body. 
She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill. 
It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does. 
Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably. 

Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic. 

Maybe ... just maybe ... that’s okay. 
It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.

Me: Tell us a little about yourself!
Linda: Not much to tell, really. I’m rather boring. Okay, I’ll try. I live in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area and am a die-hard Cardinals fan. When I’m not working, I spoil my daughter and my husband.

Me: What inspired you to become an author? Was it a childhood dream or something else?
Linda: My childhood dream was to be a radio disc jockey until I discovered writing. Then it was a no-brainer. But, as often happens, life got in the way so it took me a while to follow my dreams.

Me: How did you come upon the idea of Reaper?
Linda: Reaper really started as a “what if” question and snowballed from there.

Me: Who designed/created the beautiful cover for your book?
Linda: Isn’t the cover gorgeous? The team at J. Taylor Publishing did an amazing job on it. They’ve been wonderful to me.

Me: Is there any character in your book like you?
Linda: Not really. One character does play the same musical instrument I played in high school, but that’s about it.

Now for the rapid fire round,
Me: Which mythological character would you like to turn into for one day?
Linda: I’d be a Muse, preferably Thalia.

 Me: Do you prefer coffee or tea?
Linda: Coffee. I’m addicted. I do drink tea in the winter though.

Me: If you could teleport to any place in the world right now, which place would it be?
Linda: London.

Me: Some of your all-time favorite books?
Linda: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Hushed by Kelley York


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