A Timeless Saga
Genre: Cultural Heritage, Legends, Mythology
Publisher: An Ancient Approach
Number of pages: 113
Cover Artist: Jennifer Lohr
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Baltic Mist - A Timeless Saga is Jen Lohr's next big creation.
It all began when she came across Egil’s Saga, written in the mid11th century, chronicling the life of Egil Skallagrimsson. The history surrounding the Viking awakened within Jen an unquenchable thirst for knowledge of the Norse culture. A story was soon born, seen through the eyes of a young woman named Helga, originating from a character in Egil's Saga.
Baltic Mist begins on a farm Norway, and takes the reader through the epic adventures of Helga's enchanting life. Beginning in Book One, her tale falls against the backdrop of Scandinavia's conversion to Christianity. The saga continues in Books two and three to a finale that no one, even Helga herself, could have ever imagined!
More Romance Please would like to extend a warm welcome to Jennifer Lohr, author of Baltic Mist.
Jen, first, thank you for dropping by. Please tell us where you are from and who or what most influenced you to become a writer?
When I was a young child, my Canadian grandmother (whose parents were from Lithuania & Poland) would tell me the most fantastical nap-time stories…it actually became very difficult to fall asleep as my mind went over her elaborate tales! I later found out my grandma ‘Vicky’ (from her true name ‘Hedwig’) was at one time an author, herself, published in periodicals such as Cosmopolitan Magazine. It became a relief to know that I, too, could envision some stories of my own; and I soon discovered that when I wrote down what my mind ‘pictured,’ I now had: a story. What a wonderful outlet for a child with an active imagination such as myself! I began writing my own short stories in grade school, and from there – nothing but the sky has been my limit.
If you were to be left alone on an island, what three books would you take with you?
The Eyes of the Dragon by Steven King, The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe (or any compilation by this master of words and emotion), and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
What are your most and least favorite movie genres?
This is a difficult question to answer, as it’ not the genre that’s the turn-on / off – rather the plot predictability & character development.
If you could choose any man for your next book cover, who would he be?
My husband, actually, is the model for Book Two (…coming soon!)
When you are on a deadline, what aspect of your ‘regular’ life suffers most?
My sleep...oh, and laundry.
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Do not be intimidated, always stick it out, believe in yourself, the phrase “I can’t ----“does not exist, and EVERYONE starts somewhere.
What advice would you give seasoned writers?
Remember the humble beginnings from which you once came, and the phrase “I cannot ----“does not exist.
When reading for pleasure, do you prefer a physical or electronic book?
Always physical, but electronic tends to be less expensive & more convenient.
From the first stroke of a pen (or laptop), how long did it take you get published?
A little over a year, once I completed Book One. (I was first published when I was fifteen years old.)
Did you ever feel like calling it quits?
Yes, I admit, after my dear grandfather passed on in late June, 2013…but after almost two weeks, it eventually gave me a greater sense of purpose to complete my project, & if nothing else: in memoriam to him (in addition to all of my ancestors, as odd as that may sound)…regardless, it motivated me to push on and complete my piece!
What did you do when you got your first contract?
I was elated to know that I did it, on my own, and as the proprietor – having been published before without owning my own content was something I did not want to happen again, so I now own 100 % of my own work…I made it happen!
What wonderful questions and thank you so very much for this opportunity!
You're welcome, Jen, and thank you so much for joining us today. We really enjoyed the insights. Good luck with Baltic Mist.
About the Author:
Jen was first published when she was a sophomore in High School, and has been writing short stories ever since. The Baltic Mist series is her fictional novel debut. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and their four children.
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