Friday, April 5, 2013

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Jill Wolfson

If you are looking for the next big mythology book then look no further!  Furious by Jill Wolfson will totally take you for a mind spin and will let you experience what would happen if three high school girls were given the ability to hold others responsible for their own actions.  SCARY!!  I am still having nightmares thinking how my high school would have worked if something like this were to happen.  *shudders*

I am very happy to have Ms.Wolfson on the blog today to give us a little insight into her mind! 
Welcome Jill!

1. First off, if you were one of the Furies which one would you be?
Even though I’m not exactly like any of the Furies, a part of me went into creating each one. I have Tisiphone’s politics – injustice, hurting our planet, treating other species with contempt – that makes my blood boil. I have Alecto’s sense of family; my children come first in my life and I’d do anything to protect them. Like Megaera; I was bullied in middle-school and know the desire to get back at people. And, oh yeah, like all three furies, I have too much crazy, out-of-control hair.

2.The description of the girls by the end was truly frightening. Do you think given this type of judgment power, people would turn into these creatures?
I’ve always been suspicious of power. If you study history, you see that whenever there’s a great imbalance of money, power, etc., it gets ugly fast. It’s especially true when people who have been harmed, hurt or held
down suddenly get enormous power. You’d think they would know what it’s like to be mistreated and would use their power wisely. But too often, the opposite is true – the bullied can turn into bullies; the abused can turn abusive. It’s this chain that creates the frightening furies.

3. Do you have any plans to turn this book into a series and bring in other types of mythology?
At this point, I don’t have a plan for a series, but there’s a little voice in the back of my head that is saying “The furies aren’t done with you yet.” Recently, I wrote a short story about a Golem, which is a creature from Jewish mythology, my heritage. That’s a cool monster and would make a great book, so maybe?

4. Have you always enjoyed mythology?
I have always enjoyed reading it. But my previous books were more fact-based, set in the “real” world. This is probably because I started my writing life as a journalist and fiction still feels a little new to me. Writing mythology was fun; I was able to really let myself go!

5. With Furious releasing in this month do you have any release day plans?
I will put on my wetsuit, grab my board and like Fury Alecto, I will ride a wave.

I love love love these answers!  Jill you are amazing, thank you so much for stopping by today!

If  you aren't yet familiar with Furious here is a little bit about the book and don't forget to enter our giveaway at the bottom.  One lucky reader will win our ARC copy of Furious!

FuriousFurious by Jill Wolfson
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. BYR
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.

We were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.

We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.
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  1. I hope you aren't done with this and do hope you turn it into a series! Last year I was saying I wanted a book on the Furies... and then I found out about this. So excited that it's finally coming out.

  2. Cover is AMAZING! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  3. I didn't realize how much I want to read this until today. It looks really good

  4. Love the cover..Thanks for the chance to win!!

  5. I love mythology so this sounds like it could be promising.

  6. the cover looks great and I am always up for som cool mythology stuff. Thanks for the post!

  7. I absolutely LOVE mythology (was probably the only one in my class in HS who actually enjoyed our mythology unit!) so I can't wait to read this! Plus, this cover is just gorgeous :)

  8. I love that this book is inspired by greek mythology! I love greek mythology. I love the sirens in greek mythology! I always think of the singing sirens in "O, Brother Where Art Thou?"
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  9. Looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing ;)

  10. The cover looks fantastic and the idea for the books sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read it.

  11. The cover is awesome! The book seems soooooo interesting becouse I'm really into mythology since ever

  12. Great interview! the book looks and sound awesome! thanks for the great givaway!

  13. This book sounds so interesting and different! Love how the author says she's a bit like all three girls. I'd be the eco-warrior. :)

  14. Thanks for the great questions and I love all of your encouraging comments. I hope you enjoy reading Furious as much as I enjoyed writing it.
    Stay furious!


    1. Thanks again for stopping and for coming back! I really enjoyed your answers =)

  15. Absolutely loving this cover. Simplistic but strong.

  16. Reading the post for Furious I am really excited to read the book. I love reading about Mythology. Excited to read! !!

  17. I always knew there was a story on Furies out there somewhere-- and a YA book to boot, can't beat it! Would love to get my hands on this!

  18. I really love the concept of this book and really looking forward to reading it :D

  19. Yeah, you know that whole hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? I think it's even worse when that woman is a PMSing high schooler. Giving them power just means trouble! :P

  20. I really love the cover of this book and I also can't wait to read this. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  21. Love this interview and I'd totally love to see this book turned into a series. If that little voice is saying "they aren't done yet", listen to it! I can never get enough of books based on Greek myths, so this is definitely right up my alley. =^.^=