Book Title: Ghost Owl by Nancy Schoellkopf
Category: Adult Fiction, 181 pages
Genre: Literary / Women’s Fiction with magical realism
Publisher: Butterfly Tree Publishing
Release date: October 2017
Tour dates: Nov 20 to Dec 8, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (There are a few non-explicit sex scenes)
Ghost Owl is a magical story of discovery, as a young woman seeks to understand her potential and confront her own shadow. Mariah Easter wakes up in the middle of the night to discover the world is as bright as noon—but for her eyes only. Urged by her godfather, she embarks on a mission to peer into the dark spaces normally hidden from view, leading her to confront the sinister nature of power, the vulnerability of the ill, and the hidden life of a homeless man: a journey that will bring healing to herself and the man she loves.
This compelling and inspirational tale, the third installment of the Avian Series, invites the reader to ponder the extraordinary treasures hidden in the ordinary events of daily life.
I rated this book 4 ****’s
Life is so mysterious
This book is beyond unbelievable. It is a unique read which will keep you in awe. Life is so mysterious. There are magic or situation that is unbelievably to explain. I believe those moments when it happens.
Those powers I wish I have and am sure it is beyond ordinary. This is a sweet book to read. If you believe in extra ordinary things, then you will love reading this book. Mariah, inspired me to start writing a journal especially that I am traveling soon. We should write memories just like Mariah.
This book is also about friendship, family and love. We should follow our instincts too. Angels surround us wherever we are. It could be in different forms and we just them. They are mysterious.
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Nancy Schoellkopf is the author of the Avian Series of novels including Yellow-Billed Magpie and Red-Tailed Hawk, as well as the short story collection Rover and Other Magical Tales. She has been telling stories and writing poems for many lifetimes. It goes without saying that she’s needed a second income, so this time around she happily taught amazing children in special education classes in two urban school districts in Sacramento, California. A full time writer now, she enjoys lavishing attention on her cats, her garden and her intriguing circle of family and friends.
What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always loved stories. I remember my mother reading me Peter Pan when I was very small. I fell in love with magic and I fell in love with stories.
How did you get the idea for Ghost Owl?
I woke up one night and noticed light coming through the curtains. I got up and looked out. Even though it was three AM, everything in the yard could be seen distinctly. The world did not look as it did to Mariah in Ghost Owl, but it was surprising. I realized later that it was an overcast evening and the street lights were reflecting off the clouds, making the world visible in the darkness. No magic, but it got me thinking of a story for Mariah: exploring the shadow side of her city, the vulnerabilities of her family and the dark side of her own nature.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what books would you want with you?
If there’s a book by Margaret Atwood or Barbara Kingsolver I haven’t read yet, that’s the one I’d choose! I’d also need Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes; I could read that over and over again. A few volumes of poetry by Mary Oliver and Sharon Olds would also be nice.
And what about food on that island? What would you like to eat?
I think I would be happy living on peanut butter and dark chocolate. But for variety I hope that island has oranges in winter and peaches in summer.
What’s your next project?
We live in a time of great divisiveness, so I’ve been praying for an open heart. I’ve begun to envision an anthology of essays and poetry on the theme of how to have an open heart in crazy times. Watch for a call for material!