8.07.2012

Gina Rosati Interview | Class of 2K12

Please excuse the interruption of Utah Book Month for a couple days (today and tomorrow), so that I can bring you two special interviews. Today I have author Gina Rosati here, as part of my Class of 2K12 interview series! Gina's debut novel, Auracle, was officially released today!


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and any hobbies you have?
I live in New Hampshire with my husband, teenage son and daughter and two guinea pigs (Lily & Fiona.) When I’m not writing, driving my kids around, feeding the guinea pigs or reading, I’m volunteering at the middle school library. On the rare occasion I’m not doing any of the above, I love to crochet or bead.

What do you want readers to feel after reading your book?
I want them to feel hope. I want them to question the conventional wisdom that’s forced on us, and I want them to believe that anything is possible.

What was the hardest scene or chapter to write, and why?
The end. Everything leads up to this one scene, and I knew I had to nail it just right. I must have spent forty hours alone reworking that last scene.

What has been the most rewarding part of having your book published?
That moment is yet to come … it will be the day a student takes my book out of the middle school library where I volunteer. Then I’ll know I've come full circle.

And just for fun: Everyone has a bizarre hidden talent. Care to share yours?
Ha! My brother wouldn’t allow me to grow up until I could burp on command and wolf whistle. Every now and then if I’m chaperoning a field trip and the kids won’t settle down, I stick my fingers in my mouth and  whistle, and it’s amusing … everyone freezes and stares at me like they can’t believe someone’s mother can actually whistle.

Thank you for having me!!


Oh, I can't wait for you to have a student check your book out from your library! 
Thanks so much for answering my questions, Gina, and Congratulations!!


About Gina Rosati
J. Anderson Coats has dug for crystals, held Lewis and Clark’s original hand-written journal and been a mile underground. She has a cool surgery scar unrelated to childbirth, she reads Latin, and she’s been given the curse of Cromwell on a back-road in Connemara. On a clear day, she can see the Olympic mountains from her front window. On the foggy ones, she can smell the Puget Sound.

She writes historical fiction set in the middle ages that routinely includes too much violence, name-calling and petty vandalism perpetrated by badly-behaved young people. Her work is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Find Gina Here:  Website  /   Twitter  /   Facebook



16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she's only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.

When there's a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna's body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn't take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.

Purchase Auracle here:  Amazon  /   B&N  /   Book Depository

4 comments:

  1. Hahahah my mom does the Wolf Whistle too!! When we were younger she'd do it on field trips when everyone was running around screaming hahah! Great interview, loved this book!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    1. Hahaha, that's awesome! It definitely does get everyone's attention. :)

      And now that you mention it, I realized I forgot to mention how cool it is that Gina can wolf whistle! I've always wanted to do it, but never could.

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  2. whistling is cool cool. drats i can't. cool post

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    1. Thanks Roro! Wolf whistling is definitely an awesome talent to have. :)

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