Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ONE GHOST PER SERVING - A little fun with author Nina Post


Eric Snackerge has had a rough time lately. After being possessed by a mischievous spirit, he lost his scholarship and got blamed for a scandal that left him blacklisted from the legal profession. Now he's working two minimum wage jobs and is desperate to show his wife and daughter that he can put his life back together -- before his best-friend-turned-enemy swoops in and steals his family away.
When Eric learns about an unusual contest, he realizes that winning the grand prize will help him make his daughter's dreams come true. But he'll have to overcome his own self-doubt -- not to mention the seemingly impossible odds -- in order to achieve that goal.
However, this isn't your run-of-the-mill sweepstakes. Everyone who eats the product develops an insatiable craving for more. Plus, the people behind the contest are dispatching everything from spy cameras to attack helicopters to make sure that Eric doesn't get any further.
As Eric soon learns, the contest was only the first phase of a much larger plan. If the villains are successful, they will spread a dangerous supernatural pathogen throughout the food supply. But with distribution of the tainted products already underway, does Eric have what it takes to stop their plan and protect his family from being the next victims?

Welcome to my  blog, Nina! 

I am so excited to welcome Nina Post, author of ONE GHOST PER SERVING to my little world! I'm thrilled to have a fellow paranormal-lover and Curiosity Quills author on the blog! Since Nina's latest novel and my debut novel both center around a ghostly plot, I decide to talk to her a bit about that. 

So, welcome to my blog, Nina! Please take it away! 

What inspired you to write about ghosts?
I'm interested in people being haunted, in the gothic, psychological
sense. Aren't all of us haunted by something or someone, a memory or
an image or a decision? In One Ghost Per Serving, my main character,
Eric Snackerge, is haunted by the spirit who was strong enough to
possess him for eighteen months, and haunted by his own mistakes. This
isn't a traditional ghost story -- enchanters-for-hire imbue spirits
into nanomaterials in yogurt -- and you see a lot of interesting
relationships develop between the human characters and the
supernatural ones.

What are your favorite fictional ghosts or ghost stories?
I'll start with A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, because I have
the Ghost of Christmas Past in One Ghost Per Serving. An early
influence was Peter Straub's Ghost Story. I also like The House of the
Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shakespeare's various ghosts, The
Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and The Shining by Stephen
King. More recent favorites are Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
(based on The Turn of the Screw), The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman,
and Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill.

Have you ever visited any places known to be haunted?

No -- I even checked a list of reportedly haunted locations on
Wikipedia, but haven't been to any of them!

Great answers, Nina, and ONE GHOST PER SERVING really sounds interesting and soooooo unique!! Thanks for allowing me to host you on my blog today! 

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1 comment:

  1. Great interview. This book looks really fun. I'm certainly haunted by a few decisions I've made...