Title: Whisper Falls (Whisper Falls #1)
Author: Elizabeth Langston
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Date of Publication: November 19, 2013
While training for a mountain bike race, high-school senior Mark Lewis spots a mysterious girl dressed in odd clothing, standing behind a waterfall in the woods near his North Carolina home. When she comments on the strange machine that he rides, he suspects something isn’t right. When Susanna claims to be an indentured servant from 1796, he wonders if she's crazy. Yet he feels compelled to find out more.Mark enters a ‘long-distance’ relationship with Susanna through the shimmering--and temperamental--barrier of Whisper Falls. Curious about her world, Mark combs through history to learn about the brutal life she's trapped in. But knowledge can be dangerous. Soon he must choose between the risk of changing history or dooming the girl he can't stop thinking about to a lifetime of misery.
Character Interview with Mark Lewis
Can you tell us something about yourself?
I'm a rising senior in high school. My favorite subject would be anything in the life sciences. And if I'm not in school, I'm probably out on my mountain-bike.
What are your hobbies? How do you spend your free time?
Mountain-biking is my hobby. It's the only thing I do in my free time--besides my lawn service.
Favorite movie? Book?
The Bourne movies. Any book by Neil Gaiman.
How would you describe your ideal woman?
She would understand that she can't be the only important thing in my life. When she speaks, it matters. And it's okay to be quiet when we're together. She doesn't spend a lot of time on her appearance, but she looks nice anyway. She wants to give as much as she gets.
What was your first impression of the girl in Whisper Falls?
She wears awful clothes. But her hair is gorgeous. Her eyes are gorgeous too. And her smile. I like the way she speaks, both her accent and the words she chooses. I think she believes what she's saying. I'm not sure if that's weird or scary.
How do you make a long-distance relationship work?
Since Susanna and I really want this relationship to work, it will. We show up as often as we can. We don't waste a single moment of our time together. Everything we talk about is interesting and intense. The relationship is balanced. And we don't make promises we can't keep.
Would you do anything for love?
No. I'm not sure what my limits are, but they're there.
If you could have three wishes, what would those be?
My sister Marissa would dump her jerk of a boyfriend. My mom would cook me a different dinner than my dad. Susanna would be free.
Any message to our dear readers?
If your first impression of someone is bad, give them a second chance.
Thank you so much for gracing Oops! I Read A Book Again with your presence and granting us an interview, Mark! I wanna read your and Susanna's story.
About Elizabeth Langston
Hello, I'm Elizabeth Langston, and I write fiction for young adults. My debut novel, Whisper Falls (Whisper Falls, #1), releases November 19, 2013.
I live in North Carolina and work in the computer industry for my day job. I have two YA daughters and one really old husband. At night, when I'm not writing, I'm watching TV (So You Think You Can Dance, The Daily Show, Castle) or reading (and that is all over the place.)