by Gina Linko
Hardback: 304 Pages
Publication: October 22, 2013 by Random House Children's Books
A moment that changes everything. . . .
Caught in an unexpected spring squall, Corrine's first instinct is to protect her little sister Sophie after a nasty fall. But when Corrine reaches out to comfort her sister, the exact opposite occurs. Her touch--charged with an otherworldly force and bursting with blinding indigo color--surges violently from Corrine to her sister. In an instant, Sophie is dead. From that moment on, Corrine convinces herself that everyone would be better off if she simply withdrew from life.
When her family abruptly moves to New Orleans, Corrine's withdrawal is made all the easier. No friends. No connections. No chance of hurting anyone. But strange things continue to happen around her in this haunting, mystical city. And she realizes that her power cannot be ignored, especially when Rennick, a talented local artist with a bad-boy past, suggests another possibility: Corrine might have the touch. An ability to heal those around her. But knowing what happened to her sister, can Corrine trust her gift?
Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into writing.
What inspired you to set the story in New Orleans?
What kind of research, if any, did you do for Indigo?
How did you balance Corrine's past vulnerabilities with the pressing need to use her powers for good in the present?
What did you hope to see come out of Corrine's abilities and a story set in a "haunting city"?
What do you hope readers take from the story?
What are you working on right now?
I have a couple of projects I’m working on now. They are both eerie and speculative, straddling that line between possible and crazy!
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