When sixteen-year-old Ice is visited by an evil spirit, his medicine man training warns him that things aren’t right in his quiet Northern Minnesota town. His suspicions prove true when he’s attacked by a Windigo—a human turned monster by a compulsive hunger for human flesh—and he soon discovers that a bad medicine charm is being used to spread the Windigo curse. The hunt is on to find the charm and the person using it before the town is overrun by cannibalistic monsters. Although the pieces of the puzzle come together to form an impossible conclusion, one which will challenge traditional belief and question numerous ritualistic items, Ice knows he must still reveal the truth. Because there are worse monsters than Windigos.
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Character Interview With Jeni
1) What is your biggest dream?
Well, assuming I finish high school and college, I hope to find a job that I really like. Oh, and make enough money to support myself.
2) What is your greatest fear?
Failure—that I’ll fail a test, or a class. Then I won’t get into a good college and get a good job… I’ll disappoint my parents… ugh! I can’t even think about it!
3) What would you consider your greatest achievement?
Okay, a month ago I would’ve said getting an A in AP European History (laughs). But right now I’m thinking battling a mythical monster and coming out alive is at the top of the list.
4) Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
Hopefully I’ll have my own place by then. I’d like to say a house, but realistically, it’ll probably be an apartment or some kind of rental. And I’ll definitely have a cat!
5) What’s your favourite past-time?
I love to read. During the school year I don’t get to read a lot—except homework, of course—so when summer rolls around I usually get a stack of books from the library. Other than that, I like to poke around online and see what’s going on or play games on my phone.
6) If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?
A place somewhere warm that I could go every time I have a break in the winter. It’s such a bummer when my friends are in Florida or something and I’m freezing at home!
7) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I was better at blowing things off. I think I worry too much, but I just can’t help it.
8) Where’s your favourite place (or places) to go when you’re happy, sad, overwhelmed, etc.?
When I’m happy, I really like to be with my friends, wherever, or with my family too. If I’m sad, I prefer to be in my room—usually in bed. It’s comforting, you know? Or if I’m stressed, I definitely want to be home. I mean, it’s where I feel the safest and that’s where people will understand.
9) What do you personally believe?
This is another question that I would’ve answered differently a month ago. I’m Catholic, so I was brought up with a basic faith in God and the devil, but now… that’s bigger. What I mean is, my concept of the spiritual world has really expanded. When I think about it, all the beliefs of different cultures… what if there’s some truth in legends everywhere? After what I’ve seen, I believe in being open-minded.
Untitled Fall Release:
As a soulshifter, Jack volunteers to rescue a girl from the underworld so he can secure the future he’s always dreamed of. Although the hazards of his mission multiply and his assured fate loses its luster, he can’t back out—he must save the girl or die trying. But he soon discovers that nothing in the dark realm is black and white…and the Lord of Souls is always willing to bargain.
About The Author
A lifetime love of books and the written word convinced Barbara to choose writing as a second career. She began by writing non-fiction for magazines and achieved both regional and national publication. This success was all she needed to encourage her to complete a novel. Her first manuscript was a beneficial learning experience along with critiques, books, contests, and blogs. Barbara sees Thunderstone as only the beginning; she has two other novels in the works and has started a Thunderstone sequel. When not reading or writing, she likes to walk, garden, and sew. She works in a library and lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with her husband, daughter, and their cat—who often acts like a dog.
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