Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Author Interview: Liesel K. Hill (Author of the Interchron series)

Hello y'all! Geraldine and I are lucky to be a part of the Persistence of Vision blog tour. We're also very excited to have the lovely Miss LIESEL K HILL for an interview to talk about her book and other things. 

Liesel K. Hill graduated from Weber State University with a degree for Creative Writing. She writes three types of genre: sci-fi/fantasy, historical fiction and crime drama. Liesel is also  the author of the Interchron series and the first book of the installment entitled "Persistence of Vision" is out now. You can find out more about her HERE. You can stalk follow her through these sites:

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In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.

After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.

In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.

If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away...
(Image provided by author and summary taken from Goodreads)

Why don't we start out interview? *smiles*

Hi Liesel, thank you so much for stopping by our blog!

No problem! Thanks for having me here!

Why don't we talk about your book for a minute. May you give our readers a short summary about your book, Persistence of Vision?

Sure thing. This is the tale of Maggie Harper, a woman from our time who, while on a trip to Vegas with her brother, experiences a disturbing time loss incident. A year later, a man she saw just prior to that incident, shows up, saves her life, and takes her into the future: a dystopian world where most of the world’s population is enslaved in collective minds, and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction. Thus begins Maggie’s adventure.

Thank you for that, Liesel. What made you want to write a New Adult novel as opposed to Young Adult or older YA?

You know, for me it wasn’t really a conscious decision. I had a story in mind and this was just how old the characters were. I wrote it as it came. It wasn’t until after it was written and I started trying to categorize it, that I realized it fit nicely into the NA genre.

What inspired you to write your story? Did it come as a dream or have you always had it as an idea, or something? And was it easy or difficult for you to write it?

The very beginning where Maggie has her time-loss experience in Vegas is actually based on a true story. It was a tourist trap one of my sister’s old co-workers walked into. No one was hurt, thank goodness, but it was still disturbing for those involved. Being a writer, my imagination just sort of took off. Other, more sci-fi-ish aspects of the story came from my own reading, and specifically from a literary science fiction class I took my final semester in college. While I already had the story in mind at that point, I encountered concepts in that class that helped me round it out.

What was your favorite part of the writing process?

My favorite part is definitely the imaginative part. I have to experience the story in my own mind, really feel it and develop a passion for it and a love for the characters in order to be able to buckle down and get it written. People always ask me about the emotions I feel while writing, but the truth is, I don’t feel them while I’m actually doing the writing. I feel them when I’m imagining the story—probably why it’s my favorite part—but the actual act of getting the words onto the screen is much more scientific for me.

Who's your favorite character in your book? Are you similar to him/her in any way? And was it easy for you to write that character and his/her dialogues?

That’s such a difficult question for me to answer! I love all my characters equally. Maggie is the most like me. She isn’t me, but she has a lot of my qualities, so I identify with her a lot. David is probably the most interesting. He’ll be the most dynamic character in the series and have one of the most pivotal roles. Karl’s the most fun to write because of his comedy. While he may be the most fun, I’m not naturally the most funny person in the world, so in a lot of ways he’s also the most challenging. I have to stop and think of funny things for him to say. Luckily, I have lots of goof-ball brothers, so I can draw from their humor.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Always keep learning and never give up. The only difference between a published and unpublished writer is persistence. Just keep at it and you’ll get there. Of course, that doesn’t mean keep doing the same thing over and over again. Keep learning and honing your skills. Every time you learn something new, go back and re-edit your manuscript. If you’re humble enough to learn and tenacious enough to keep going, you’ll succeed by default. There’s no way you can’t.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Liesel!

Of course! Thank you so much for having me here. I had fun!

Much success to you, Liesel and stay awesome!


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today and participating in my blog tour! I really appreciate it! :D

    1. Thank you for letting us be a part of it! :D It was awesome.