Debut '19 Interview: Sara Faring & The Tenth Girl

In 2019 our goal is to work with as many debut authors as possible and spread the word about their debut novels. Follow us this year as we pick the mind of the 2019 debuts and chat with them. Also stay tuned for news of giveaways, twitter chats and more! 

I had the opportunity to read THE TENTH GIRL and I LOVED it. I been pushing this book on everyone since I finished it. Emily and Jessica got to meet Sara at BookExpo (I was on another signing line 😓) But we are going to be attending Saraa's launch event in NYC next month! Today we are super excited to have Sara on the blog today to answer some of our questions! -Amber💖

"I am completely blind sided by the climax and the plot twist in The Tenth Girl. What. The. Hell. My mind was completely blown. With the pieces you are given in the novel, you come to your own conclusion on how you believe that this novel is going to end and then suddenly BAM! Everything is revealed and you are flipping through the pages to see what is going to happen next." - Amber's Review (You can check that out here!

About Sara!
Born in Los Angeles, Sara Faring is a multilingual Argentine-American fascinated by literary puzzles. After working in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, she worked at Penguin Random House. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in International Studies and from the Wharton School in Business. She currently resides in New York City.
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The Book Bratz: How does it feel that THE TENTH GIRL is debuting this year?
Sara: Thrilling and terrifying, all at once. Much like some of the books I enjoy most...

The Book Bratz: In the length of a tweet (280 characters!) can you give us an overall summary of THE TENTH GIRL?
Sara: *A short guide to my strange debut THE TENTH GIRL*…: icy Patagonia + haunted cliff mansion built by bad aristos + Argentine family legend + a young porteña who cons her way from the streets to an elite teaching role + villains who won't behave = everything goes horribly wrong :*

The Book Bratz: Where did your inspiration for THE TENTH GIRL come from?
Sara:Inside my very messy mind palace, there are dozens of rooms full of curiosities I sifted through before writing THE TENTH GIRL. One room in particular—the one full of fragments of family legends—was visited daily.

The Book Bratz: Is there anything from your personal life that you used as inspiration in THE TENTH GIRL?
Sara: he Argentine family stories I heard in adulthood inspired THE TENTH GIRL… But of course right now I'm remembering an especially dark one about haunted tomatoes from the turn of the century that I wasn’t able to include. 

The Book Bratz: If you had to create Twitter or Instagram handles for your characters, what would they be?
Sara: From this day forward, I am forcing my characters to use these nonsense handles in the inky abyss they live in: @yesiplease, @mavisaysgoodbye, @itspronouncedangel

The Book Bratz: Do you have any ideas you plan to visit after the THE TENTH GIRL world?
Sara:I’m exploring a mysterious volcanic island in my next book. It’s such a pleasure to watch it come to life, one basalt building at a time…

The Book Bratz: Can you share a secret about THE TENTH GIRL that not many people know yet?
Sara: Angel broke me and put me back together. Gosh, I adore Angel, even though Angel frustrates me to bits sometimes.

Title: The Tenth Girl
Author: Sara Faring
Genre: Historical Fiction, Horror
Publisher: Imprint
Publication Date: September 24th 2019
Summary:  Simmering in Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a haunting twist. At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls. Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house—despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi’s ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored. One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi's existence. In order to survive she must solve a cosmic mystery—and then fight for her life.

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