Baltic Mist by Jennifer Lohr

Jen was first published when she was a sophomore in High School, and has been writing short stories ever since. The Baltic Mist series is her fictional novel debut. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and their four children.

Baltic Mist - A Timeless Saga is Jen Lohr's next big creation.

It all began when she came across Egil’s Saga, written in the mid11th century, chronicling the life of Egil Skallagrimsson. The history surrounding the Viking awakened within Jen an unquenchable thirst for knowledge of the Norse culture. A story was soon born, seen through the eyes of a young woman named Helga, originating from a character in Egil's Saga.

Baltic Mist begins on a farm Norway, and takes the reader through the epic adventures of Helga's enchanting life. Beginning in Book One, her tale falls against the backdrop of Scandinavia's conversion to Christianity. The saga continues in Books two and three to a finale that no one, even Helga herself, could have ever imagined!

A must read!

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Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
I was inspired by Egil’s Saga, an Icelandic ‘biography’ written over a thousand years ago. The protagonist was fascinating, within himself, but after reading a bit about a young woman whom Egil encounters, I saw a blank canvas, and decided to make my story about her.

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
The story just spilled forth, literally, in about a year.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
Sifting through the research (I’m a real history buff) to reveal such a fascinating people and their culture - I had been very misinformed, and was surprised to find how much of an influence the Germanic heritage still has to this day, in our very modern / Western societies.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
Still while ‘sifting’ and coming across a plethora of negative (mainly based in ignorance) Scandinavian culture.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why? 
 This is probably one of the hardest questions to narrow down (too many choices-lol) but I would have to say Sacajawea (the Indian guide to Lewis and Clark).

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad dressing

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
I plan on completing the Baltic Mist trilogy, of course…then I have a few more fictional pieces in the works (not about Vikings, though). I plan on developing my company ‘An Ancient Approach,’ more – making it a resource for writers like myself. Writing is an outlet and extremely therapeutic for me, so I’m sure this won’t be the last of it all.

Excellent questions & thank you so much for this opportunity!

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