Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Meet Kim Murphy and her new release: WIND TALKER


Kim Murphy
Meet Kim Murphy and her new release: WIND TALKER
 Wind Talker (The Dreaming series Book 2)
 
Tell us about your newest release:
Wind Talker is the second book of The Dreaming series. In the first book, Walks Through Mist, Phoebe Wynne went forward in time from the 17th century to present day. Many were skeptical of her story, but police detective Lee Crowley became a believer when she showed him the dreaming, a realm that reaches between worlds.

(I previously gave a 4 feather review for the first book of this series.  You can read my review here. I highly recommend this series and I look forward to reading the second book.)
What is the story about?
Wind Talker continues right after Walks Through Mist ended. Seasoned police detective Lee Crowley investigates the scene of a partially buried skeleton which is at least 200 years old. Reconstruction of the face is a mirror image of himself, and he believes that he has viewed his own death.
Who is the main character?
Lee Crowley.
What inspired this tale?
I've always loved history and was fascinated about the colonial witch trials. Salem gets all of the recognition because the records remain intact, but many other areas had them as well. The other part of the story that's often left out during the colonial era is the Native Americans. I wanted to share some of those little known aspects of history.
How did the story come to you?
The story first came to me by reading about the cunning folk, the 17th century healers. I was fascinated to discover that Europe did indeed have shamans. I also felt this was an aspect of European culture that the Native Americans would understand.
Did you have to research for this novel and if so, why?
Yes. I had to research the history, as well as the Native American tribes who lived in Virginia during the 17th century.
Do you relate to your character?
Yes. I often have a sense of not belonging in this time period.
Is your protagonist anything like you personally?
Not really.
What made you write this character; what made them important to you or made you want to tell their story?
Being Native American, Lee is split between two worlds. In Walks Through Mist, he has no idea about his heritage because he was adopted at a very young age. Phoebe leads him on a trail through the dreaming, so he can learn more about himself. In Wind Talker, he goes a step further and truly discovers his heritage and the heartbreak that goes along with it.
Is there anything specific you want readers to know about this piece of work?
Walks Through Mist is Phoebe's story, Wind Talker is Lee's, and I'm currently working on the third book in the series, Circle in Time, which is their story.
Has the book already been published?
Yes.
If yes, do you have a link available for buying it? 
 
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wind-talker-kim-murphy/1120555648?ean=2940150603806
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/wind-talker
You can connect with Kim Murphy at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mysticauthor
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kim.murphy1
Website: http://www.kimmurphy.net/new/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kim-Murphy/e/B001JOWG0S/

8 comments:

  1. That picture at the top is wonderful. I love dogs. I also love good books. I have read and reviewed this book and am glad to have found it. Something in it touched me deeply and I though I read other books, I still remember much of this one. It has a powerful message.

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    1. I love dogs too, and this one is beautiful. Thank you for your comment.

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    2. Thank you for your comments.

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  2. Actually, my comments applied to Walks Through Mist.

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    1. I loved the first one too. Now I'll have to read the 2nd one and then the 3rd. I love finding new indie authors.

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    2. I hope you enjoy Wind Talker!

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful interview!

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