March 8, 2012

Interview with Jill Hathaway

Today I'm pleased to welcome Jill Hathaway, debut of the upcoming Slide!
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.

What part of SLIDE was most fun for you to write?
I think the dream sequences were kind of a blast. I just let my imagination run wild.

Now the most important question: Team Unicorn or Team Zombie?
Team Zombie, all the way!

What projects are you currently writing?
Right now I'm revising SLIDE's sequel, IMPOSTOR.

Was SLIDE the first novel you wrote?
No, I wrote a novel called DRAWN TO YOU about a girl who could change the future through her drawings. Also many unfinished novels.

What is one fictional character that you would DIE to add to SLIDE?
Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

What do you think SLIDE would be better as: a TV show or a movie?
A TV show.
Describe SLIDE in three words. GO! 
freaky, romantic, pink

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. 


  1. Great interview and I'm dying to read Slide. Love the new design. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing an interview. I didn't know that Slide would have sequel - great to know!!!

  3. Awesome interview! I really want to read this book and I just love the cover!

  4. It's great that Slide isn't a stand-alone!

    I see you loved it!

    Thanks for the interview!

  5. Awesome interview!Slide is on my To read list and i'm planning to read it soon.

  6. Thanks for sharing the interview! It was nice :)

  7. Great interview! I can't wait to read this one - it sounds really good!

  8. love this interview! I also think a show would be so awesome! it would be like a mentalist, every episode or two a new investigation, or whatever! and YEAY for IMPOSTOR :D

    - juhina

  9. SLIDE does look amazing. Thank you for such a great interview.

  10. Great interview. Can't wait to read this.

  11. Nice interview! Slide sounds like a very interesting read. I'm certainly curious how it plays out. :)


  12. Oh man I want this book so bad :)

  13. freaky romantic and pink huh. Well I already want to read this so its always nice to hear a little bit from the authors.

  14. The cover is so pretty.. I love how it look with the purple-blue light effect..


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