Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crossroads Blog Tour Day 13: Tonya Hurley

It's day 13 of The Crossroads Blog Tour, only a few days left! If you're not familiar with how the tour works, you can check out my kick off post here, and then be sure to visit The Crossroads Tour main page for a full list of participating authors and bloggers as well as details on prizes, giveaways, and collecting the mystery clues!

I'm happy to welcome Tonya Hurley to the blog today to answer some questions about her Ghostgirl series!

Since you work both in literary fiction and film, do you have a preference for seeing a story play out in your imagination versus watching it come to life onscreen?

It really depends on the story and the storyteller.

Favorite book to movie adaptation? Why?

I’m not sure I have a favorite.

Do you have a favorite time of day to write, or a time you feel you are most creative?

Probably at night because everything is quiet and I love that feeling of being the only one awake in a sleeping world.

If you were a ghost for a day, whom would you choose to haunt?

My twin sister. I love seeing her terrified for some reason.

Favorite costume you’ve worn for Halloween? Have you ever seen anyone dress up as ghostgirl?

Yes, I love when I get pictures of girls dressed as ghostgirl! I post them on the ghostgirl facebook page – It’s surreal and I love seeing the different takes. I get lots of pictures of kids dressing up like their favorite characters – guys and girls. I think it’s so cool.

You have a “Dear Future Me” section on your website, what would your email to your future self say?

Stay strong. It will all work out eventually.

Thanks so much to Tonya for stopping by! Interested in learning more about her and the Ghostgirl series? You can find her here:

Ghostgirl Website

GHOSTGIRL (from Goodreads)

Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.

If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.


  1. OK, this is one series I have seen around, mostly at Target when I go, I have been wanting to get them just to see what they are about. Plus the cover looks awesome! I think I know what I am going to pick up the next time I go!!

  2. Clever way to deal with a prevalent topic in high school----feeling invisible.

  3. Being "invisible" in high school is shared by legions of young adults. The author is doing a great service by hopefully showing that many people have such feelings. It's a particularly timely topic, given all the bullying issues in the news these days.

  4. I agree about feeling invisible in highschool, but it isn't only there. My son is the new kid in a K-8 school, both my kids are, and while the older one has adjusted nicely, the younger one feels either invisible or bullied depending on the day or special (art, p.e., chorus, etc) that he has. So it starts early.

    I wanted to be invisible, so I'd have loved to have been Ghostgirl only not dead!