Author: Eve Bunting
Pub. Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook
In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She’s told that Eli, the young man she’s attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village’s secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author’s note gives the historical inspiration for this story.
Also known as Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting.
Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than 250 books. Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works.
Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. In Ireland, “There used to be Shanachies… the shanachie was a storyteller who went from house to house telling his tales of ghosts and fairies, of old Irish heroes and battles still to be won. Maybe I’m a bit of a Shanchie myself, telling stories to anyone who will listen.” This storytelling began as an inspiration for Bunting and continues with her work.
In 1958, Bunting moved to the United States with her husband and three children. A few years later, Bunting enrolled in a community college writing course. She felt the desire to write about her heritage. Bunting has taught writing classes at UCLA. She now lives in Pasadena, California.
PLEASE WELCOME EVE TO BOOKHOUNDS ya
What is on your nightstand?
Yes, I am a bookhound! The stack of books on my nightstand is always so high that it is in danger of tipping over. Never Change andUnless by Carol Shields await their turn…among others.
What author would you totally fan?
I would totally fan Elizabeth Berg. Her characters are so believable that I feel I know them or have known them in the past.
What makes you cringe?
I cringe at bad reviews of my books. Ugh! “Not true!” “Are you nuts???? ”
Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I just go with the flow when I write although I like to sort of know the ending before I begin the novel. The middle is where I let loose! Playtime!
Is it easier to write for young adults or young children?
I find it easier to write for young children. . What can be happier than kitty cats,and puppies and huggy bunnies? Writing a picture book revives me.