Thursday, March 10, 2011

Author Interview Series -Heather Hildenbrand

Welcome Heather Hildenbrand to So, Write.  Heather is a young YA author whose book, Across The Galaxy came out in paperback today!  Check out what she had to say about her book.

Please tell us a little about yourself and what motivated you to start writing?

I am a Navy wife and mother of two living in VA. Early motivations were Tolkien and C..S. Lewis. They could spin a tale like nobody's business. As for my writing, you can find out more here: www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com

What is Across The Galaxy about?
Orphaned as a young girl, Alina Leone has spent the last few years in dusty Arizona, being raised by her guardian, Peter, and wishing for a friendship that isn’t filled with lies and deception about exactly what she really is. Just before she can begin senior year she meets someone from her past – a talking wolf from another galaxy who won’t stop calling her ‘Empress’ - and in a single moment, her future is changed forever. She becomes a fugitive, on the run from the Shadows, the same monsters who killed her parents, and flees to the safety of the planet Bardawulf for refuge. But not everyone in this magically protected fortress is what they seem.

How did you come up with the idea for Across The Galaxy?
With the help of my kids, actually.

What makes Across The Galaxy different or special compared to the other titles in this genre?
The female is the heroine! She doesnt need a gooey eyed boy -although there is one of those in the book - to save her!

What type of reader do you feel will enjoy this book the most?

It's YA, so teen, but I'm 28 and I love YA, too, so I know there's a wider age range for this.

What has been the most difficult part of the publishing process for you? The most rewarding?

The paperback version has given me some serious headaches with formatting. But the most rewarding is hearing positive feedback from readers who loved it!

Where can we buy your book?

Amazon

Barnes&Noble

7 comments:

  1. This is girl has worked hard to get this done and the comments and reviews are more of what she needs to seek the readers thoughts.

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  2. I hear formatting for paperback can be a pain! Sounds like a really cool premise for a story. Good luck!

    Another great author spotlight, G.

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  3. I agree with "anonymous." Heather needs to send her story out to some reviewers. Get some momentum going!

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  4. I love the premise of this book and can't wait to read it!!!! :D

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  5. just wanted to stop and say thanks for all the positive feedback. I am always looking for reviewers if anyone is interested! I have a contest going on for a giveaway and some upcoming interviews to be posted. So hopefully that will help the momentum.

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  6. Good interview! Sounds like an interesting idea for a book, Heather! And I agree with Magaly: that cover is really cool!

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