Hey Liesel! It's been a while since we last talked on here. Why don't you tell the wonderful readers about the fabulous that is you?
Thanks, Rebecca! I’m happy to be here again. In truth, my life is more boring than fabulous, but a girl does what she can. :D Since putting out Persistence of Vision, Book 1 of Interchron, I’ve started a second series of a different genre. It’s sort of a crime drama-type series called Street Games. Book 1 is entitled, Dark Remnants. Book 2 of Interchron will be out in a few weeks, and my first historical fiction, Citadels of Fire, will be out in October. So, as you can see, I’m juggling a few projects.
So what are your hobbies other than writing? Do you have anything that is more important than your writing?
My family is, of course, the most important thing in my life. But in terms of working or hobbies, my writing always comes first. Other hobbies include hanging out with my sisters and 2-year-old niece, reading, exercising, and of course doing a great deal of snacking while watching T.V.
I am a huge fan of your Interchron series. I think it's an intricately stunning piece of work. What's in store for us in the future of this series? Do you have more than two books planned?
Thank you. It’s always great to hear your work called ‘stunning.’ I do have more books planned. I think there will be five total. Already I have book 3 almost completely laid out, but have yet to start writing it.
What do you think is the biggest hassle of being a writer?
I think the biggest hassle in being a writer is time. Time spent with family, working to pay those pesky little things called bills, or pursuing other hobbies, is very important, but it always takes away from writing time, so a writer’s life is always a balancing act. I often wish I had Hermione Granger’s time turner to give me more hours in the day. :D
I've asked you this before, but a lot of opinions change over time, so I would like to ask again: What kind of impact do you think book bloggers have on the book industry?
I think the impact bloggers have on the industry is both profound and far-reaching. We novelists thrive on reviews. Both the good and the bad, believe it or not. Bloggers keep people talking about books. They help readers relate to the stories and get them hyped up about potential entertainment. I think, for that reason, it’s important that bloggers remain professional, because they do hold so much sway over people’s opinions.
Book Tours: Author's best friend or headache?
A little of both, actually. They can be stressful, and writing guest posts is another thing that cuts into writing time. But they are also an author’s best friend because they get our work out there and, let’s face it, if no one knows about our work, what good would it do to write it in the first place?
Are there any particular events or people that inspired Quantum Entanglement?
Not really. The story came from ideas and concepts that interested me--the brain-body connection, the properties of individual entities vs. collective ones, etc.--but the story is entirely fictional, as are the characters.
Okay I'm going to give you three men. You can marry, date, or kill. And tell me why! Your choices are Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga, Jace Wayland from TMI, or Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series?
Aw woman, you’re trying to get me tomatoed, aren’t you? Okay, I don’t think I’d kill any one of them. They’re all too interesting and too cute in their own ways. While I wouldn’t want to marry Edward Cullen--he’s really not my type--I think it would be fun to go on a date or two with him. He’s very attentive and would make you feel like the center of his universe. A girl needs that every now and again. Besides, then I could say I’d dated a vampire, right? Jace Wayland is a young man I’ve just recently met. I only started TMI series and am on book 2. I’m not ready to marry him yet, but I think, as the series progresses, I just might get there. Ron I’d totally marry--he’s just so adorably boyish--if it weren’t for the fact that he’s married to Hermione, and, let’s face it: there’s no world where I would be able to outsmart her. :D
Now you've come out with a new book, a thriller, and I must say that it looks scintillating. Where did you get the inspiration for it?
My thriller is a detective novel. I’ve always loved cop dramas and police procedurals. In a way, I’ve combined the two. It’s not a procedural, but kind of like a cop drama set against a procedural. It’s just a story I’ve had rolling around in my head for a while and wanted to get down. My inspiration has been mostly books I’ve read and shows I’ve watched that deal with the same material. And my love of a juicy mystery, of course. :D
Are there any authors who have inspired your writing style?
Robert Jordan, for sure. But I draw inspiration from most authors that I read, and I read a lot.
If you could bestow two gifts on the world what would they be and why?
Wow. What a great question, but a hard one. I think I would bestow 1) The gift of great literature. And 2) The gift of discernment, that everyone could discern things for what they really are and not just what they want them to be.
What is your favorite book? And what is your favorite series?
My favorite book is probably the Old Testament. There are so many great stories in there that few people tell anymore. The world’s first great example of literature and storytelling. My favorite series, hands down, is the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I often rave about it, but it’s just had such a huge impact on me. I sort of can’t help it.
You have a day to yourself. You aren't allowed to do anything taxing and you're given the food and drinks of your choice. What are you doing and what are you eating?
Hmm…I think I’d spend the day riding through the Italian countryside on horseback and sampling all kinds of delicious Italian food.
What's been your weirdest experience as an author?
You know, I can’t think of an answer for that. I haven’t had many “weird” experiences, as an author. I guess I’m not well-known enough to have crazy, stalker fans yet. I’ve lots of experiences both good and bad, frustrating and amazing, but not anything truly bizarre that I can think of.
Is there anything else you'd like to say?
Just that I’m super-excited for this new book. It’s fun to start new series with new characters and friends and I hope you’ll all take the chance to get to know them with me. During the tour, the book is available for 0.99 on both Smashwords and Amazon, so make sure and snatch it up while it’s cheap! :D I hope to put the books in this series out quickly, perhaps as quickly as every other month. Book 1, Dark Remnants, is an introduction of sorts to the overall series, but there’s much more excitement yet to come.
Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me the opportunity to read your books. I look forward to more from you.
Thanks so much for having me here, Rebecca! I love answering your unique questions! :D
About the Author:
Her scifi, fantasy and dystopian are written under Liesel K. Hill and her crime drama and historical fiction are written under L.K. Hill. She lives in northern Utah and comes from a large, tight-knit family. Loves to bake, read, and watch plenty of T.V. And plans to keep writing until they nail her coffin shut. Or the Second Coming happens. You know, whichever happens first. ;D
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