My sister Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is releasing the first book of a fantasy trilogy sometime in June. She decided to release the cover on April 6 and roped me into participating. So as payback, I asked her three questions about the book, seen below.
Why did you decide to write Creighton Hill?
Mostly because I wanted to write a true fantasy. Fantasy is (most likely, I think) my favorite genre, but I hadn't really explored it yet. Also, the premise still intrigued me. Being a sort of mish mash of Narnia, Tuck Everlasting, and Return to Gone-Away with a bunch of other things thrown in, I really wanted to see how it would all pan out.
Will this tie in with any of your previous or coming books?
Technically, yes. The main Hubbards go to church with the Swann family, of which Peter, who helps them move, is a part. Peter’s baby sister Leah becomes good friends with Elsie Ferguson, who later babysits the Watsons of Across the Stars. Whether or not any of that connection enters into a publishable novel still remains to be seen.
Who is your favorite character to write in Creighton Hill?
Oh, you’re mean. Now, if you’d said all of Time Captives, that would be easy, but my favorites don’t really have a part in book one. Hmm. It would probably have to be Abigail. I really enjoyed discovering who she was and what her adventures in Calhortea were. Plus, I randomly decided to make her a violinist, like me. Funny thing, that random decision actually became a pretty important plot point.
The final cover is down below, but before I show you the cover of a book you probably aren't interested in yet (although you should be), I put the description of the book down below so you can get excited about it. Because you really should.
About the Book
“No one can mysteriously disappear leaving no trace. It isn’t realistic.”
“You’re right, Emily,” her grandfather said thoughtfully. “It isn’t realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural.”
Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather’s tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa’s death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna’s, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash?
Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa’s research has uncovered something different.
When mysterious writing matching descriptions found in ancient accounts begins appearing to the children, they know something’s up. They must find out what really happened to their ancestors, and work together to discover the reason behind the mysterious writings.
Creighton Hill is the first book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.
Aren't you excited now? Don't you want to read the book now? I have already read the multiple versions of Creighton Hill, so I'm not as excited about it as I have been for the release of her other books that hadn't had so many problems (which are all worked out now, thank goodness), but you should still be extremely excited, because you haven't read the book yet.
And without further ado, I give you...the cover!
Which also went through many versions. But this is (I hope) the final one. It really does look rather intriguing.
And the release date. Which you should want very badly by now.
Creighton Hill, Time Captives book 1, will release on June 8th, 2015. Stay tuned on Morgan’s blog and Facebook page for more information and sneak peeks.
About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.
And this is a link I'm supposed to put up. It has links to all the other blogs participating in the cover reveal on it.
In other words, my sister's new book is cool, although I've spent too much time around it (but not nearly as much as she has) and you should really go check it out. And I mean as in now.