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.