Author Interview & eBook Giveaway: The Attic in My Yard

Welcome to Author Birgit Horvath-Muck

Birgit Horvath-Muck is an Austrian author who feels most at home in the realms of speculative fiction. When she’s not writing, Birgit is trying to avoid getting off at the wrong bus stop (plotting in your mind while being out and about does that to you) and developing a talent for navigating past the towering book stacks in her apartment without constantly bumping into them.
Her first novel Josephine was published in 2010 in her native language German. The Attic in My Yard is her first book in the English language.

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

Into the future. I’m the kind of girl that wants to go where no (wo)man has gone before.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Sunscreen, toilet paper and … wait for it … a nice luxurious 100 ft yacht that brings me back to civilization if I so desire.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?

Edgar Allan Poe. We could have an inspiring (and admittedly somewhat creepy) in-depth conversation about his story The Premature Burial.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?

Oddly enough it wouldn’t be any novel, but a coffee table book by Thomas Kinkade. I absolutely adore his paintings and could seriously live in them.

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?

Oddly enough, the one that lead to writing The Attic in My Yard. I never thought I’d write a gift book, not to mention writing it in English instead of my mother tongue German. Let’s just say the voices in my head were persistent, so I followed through with this unusual idea.

Hidden talent?

Unfortunately it is so well hidden, not even I know where, or what, it is!

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

Odd Thomas, the movie adaptation of the book by Dean Koontz. This is one of his best, if not the best book by the author, and I really hope they don’t mess this one up like they did with some of his other books that made it to the big screen.

What was your favorite children’s book?

My Bedtime Book of Magic Carpet Stories by Patricia Taylor (1971) and yes, I still own my copy of the book. It’s safe to say that it nourished both my love for reading and traveling.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?

Dean Koontz. I seriously love his books despite the fact that it was mostly downhill after his brilliant novel Odd Thomas. Maybe my voice could breath new life into his, or rather our novels and … oh well, a girl can dream!

Black or White?


Print or Ebook?


Horror or Romance?


Cause or Effect?


Truth or Dare?


Favorite quote from a movie?

From Pillow Talk with Doris Day and Rock Hudson

[Jan and Brad are on the phone discussing a phone schedule]
Jan: We’re just going to have to live with each other…
[Jan pauses, waiting for a response]
Brad Allen: Well?
Jan: I was waiting for you to say some off-color remark.
Brad Allen: Is that all you have on your mind?
Jan: Never mind my mind! You just stick to your half hour and I’ll stick to mine! 

The Attic in My Yard by Birgit Horvath-Muck

Most of us no longer dream and imagine the way we did as kids. Where we once saw pirate’s ships sailing by or fairies dancing in the meadow we now see a cherry tree or the trash can. No one knows how this happens, but one day you look out the window and the ships and fairies are gone. Then again, maybe they are just hiding beneath a raspberry bush. And maybe all it takes is to lure them out again. From the attic in your yard … into reality.
a -thinking really deep thoughts- book
Includes 28 illustrations  

Giveaway Details:
1 Ebook Copy
Open Internationally Ends 2/1/12


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