Hi everyone. I hope you all enjoyed Treasured Tales for Young Adults‘ blogoversary celebration. A huge thank you to all the authors who participated. To close the celebration, Jill Hathaway, author of Slide, has stopped by the blog with an interview. Thank you for the interview Jill.
Hi Jill, Thank you for visiting Treasured Tales for Young Adults, to help celebrate its one year blogoversary.
Would you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a high school English teacher, mother, and recovering World of Warcraft addict.
Do you have a favourite time of day when you prefer to write?
Mornings are good for me. I usually go to the library and crank out a few thousand words before lunch.
Who are some of your favourite authors, and have you had the opportunity to meet any of them?
A couple of my favorite authors are Stephen King and Donna Tartt. I’ve never met either of them.
What was your favourite novel as a child, and has it inspired or influenced the way your write?
I remember really liking Remember Me by Christopher Pike. Maybe it did influence me because people have compared SLIDE to Pike’s stories.
If you could choose any author to collaborate on a novel with, who would you choose and why?
Megan Miranda, because she’s my brain twin.
What do you find to be the hardest and most rewarding parts of being an author?
Revision is both the hardest and most rewarding part of writing. Oh, but you said being an author. I’d say finding time for social networking on top of writing is difficult. But it’s so rewarding to hear from someone who has read and enjoyed SLIDE.
When writing a novel, do you outline the entire plot first, or do you like to let the characters guide you?
I used to be a pantser, but I’m slooooowly becoming a bit of an outliner.
When you think of your novel, Slide, what is the first word that comes to mind?
How would you describe Vee (the main character in Slide) in five words or less?
Cynical, pink, protective, strong, smart
What are you working on at the moment, and is there anything about it that you can share with us?
I just finished revising IMPOSTOR, SLIDE’s sequel, which will be out next spring! Vee is freaked out when she realizes someone else has been sliding into her and possibly trying to frame her for a serious crime.
Thank you for the interview Jill.
Doesn’t Imposter, the sequel to Slide, sound intriguing? Have you read Slide?
More information about Slide and author Jill Hathaway:
Author bio (from Goodreads) -
Jill Hathaway lives in the Des Moines area with her husband and young daughter. Having earned her BA in English Education from the University of Northern Iowa and her MA in Literature from Iowa State University, she teaches high school English and dual credit courses for Des Moines Area Community College.