Monday, March 5, 2012

March Debut Author Interview + Giveaway

Today on the blog I have the honor of hosting the lovely Jill Hathaway, who's debut novel Slide comes out on March 27th. You can see my review here and now let's get onto the interview.  Jill's answers are in purple, to celebrate her book.

Describe your book in three words, GO!
mysterious, thrilling, sexy

Now that we know about your book, describe yourself in…five words.
curious, silly, impulsive, fun-loving, outgoing

What would you do if you had Vee’s power?  Would you tell someone about it?  Would you use it for good or for evil?  Or maybe just for fun?
I'd slide into Jared Leto's girlfriend and make out with him. Is that good? Or evil? Definitely fun!

I feel like Vee really finds herself in the novel, can you tell us a little about that? 
Vee goes from a place of being very cautious about trusting anyone to being able to open up a little more. She also finds that she is more powerful than she ever knew.

If you could slide into one person who would it be and why?
 Jared Leto's girlfriend. Um, because, JARED LETO.

You’ve said that there IS going to be a book two, can you tell us anything about it?  Will there be dead people in it?  Or will we just learn more about Vee and her relationships?
Yes, it's called IMPOSTOR. Vee starts to black out and suspects that someone has been sliding into her. In one instance, she finds herself at the edge of a cliff with a broken body on the rocks below. Who has been using her for their own purposes, and why? But, yes, there will also be more about Vee and her relationships.

There were some very exciting parts in the first book, what was your favorite part to write and why?  Do you have any favorite scenes in book two?  If so could you give us a sneak peek?
I loved writing the part where Vee is trying on her purple Homecoming dress (in a flashback). I don't know why. It was just fun. My favorite part to write in book 2 takes place in a cemetery. And that's all I'm saying about that. ;)

It seems like lately there are so many books that are rather long, over 300 pages and such, how do you feel that your book is under 300 pages?  Does it worry you people might look at it and go “hmm, this looks like it’s a little to short for my taste”?
 Yes, it does worry me. I'd actually write longer books if I could, but it seems like the stories in my head are usually only about 250 pages. If I added more, I'd just be padding. I think it has something to do with the thriller genre; you have to keep things moving, pages turning, hearts pounding. 

Vee has pink hair, if you could dye your hair any color (or maybe it’s already dyed) what color would you choose?  Do you think you would end up dying it back to your original color or would you keep it?
I've always wanted to try pink but was too chicken in college. And now I'm a teacher, and I don't think pink hair would fly with my principal.

There are so many different characters in your book, some big and some small, who was your favorite to write?
Rollins. Always Rollins.

Do you have any other projects in the works?  Any that you can tell us about that is?
Right now, I'm working on a book that's unrelated to SLIDE. It's another thriller, but I don't want to give away any details.

You’re part of a group of 2012 YA debuts called The Apocalypsies, what books would you recommend we look out for in the coming year (no, you can’t pick your own)?
FRACTURE by Megan Miranda, which is already out. I also loved UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi!

And last, the most important question, are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?
 Um... I don't know? Jacob is pretty hot. 

Thank you so much for answering my questions with your busy schedule, and I hope your book sells many copies.
Thanks for having me!!

Harper has graciously donated a finished copy of Slide for me to give away, but it's only open to those of you who live inside the US or have a US mailing address.  Since my computer is broken and I've been using my mom's all you have to do is fill out the form HERE, no questions to answer.  The contest will run until March 31st at 12:00 midnight and the winner will be notified...hopefully soon after that.

The winner of the previous giveaway will be decided on later this week. Thank you for your patience in the absence of my computer.


  1. Great Interview, I actually had my hair pink and blue and purple just stripes though.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. would love 2 win this sounds like a great read