Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jill Williamson is here with a giveaway!


I'm super excited to have Jill Williamson on the blog today! Jill and I had a chance to spend some QT with each other back in November when we locked ourselves in a stuffy conference room all day and took fast and furious notes about all kinds of things relating to the business of writing.

Here we are on the airport shuttle, a little delirious from the day.
Jill is a way fun person. If you someday choose to lock yourself in a stuffy conference room all day, I recommend you sit beside Jill.

And not only is Jill fun to hang out with, she's also a dang good writer. The powers-that-be for the Christy Awards agree with me, because they've given her two in the last two years. (Three years, maybe? Regardless - she's got a couple of 'em.)

Jill's latest book, Replication, just hit shelves and today's your lucky day because she's going to give away a copy to one lucky commenter on Go Teen Writers. (Due to the realities of international shipping prices, the giveaway is limited to US Residents. Conversation with Jill, however, is not.)

Jill, I love the concept for Replication. Can you tell us a bit about how you got the idea?



I was riding in a car through upstate New York with my sister. We were going to pick apples. We passed endless amounts of ranches, orchards, and farms. It got me thinking. What if there was a farm where they grew people? Clones. It could be called Jason Farms. And that’s where the idea for the story came from. I wanted to explore how the world might treat cloned humans. Would they have the same rights as the rest of us? And what would their existence say about a creator God?

Intriguing. I love how that happens sometimes. You're driving along, and then bam.

What's your writing environment like? Do you have an office? Are there inspiring quotes or pictures up on the walls? Do you have music playing?

I sometimes write on my laptop, but mostly I’m at the computer. It’s in what we call the “computer room” in our house, which is an open room between my bedroom and the kitchen. The computer sits on a 4’ X 6’ desk, which is covered with piles of my stuff. I have these To Do piles that I never usually get to doing. Anyway, I tend to have the current project’s folder in the pile nearest the computer, or sitting on top of the other pile, spread out all over the place. I also have a “come and meet the author” fancy sign I made for booksignings that I cover with pictures of my characters. That stands to my right so I can look my characters in the face.

There are some nice posters on the walls. I have a framed map of Middle Earth, and Brad has a sweet picture of several starship Enterprises and the new Tron poster. My writing files and shelves are in this room, holding file folders with all my other ideas.

I do NOT have music playing. I can’t concentrate with music playing. If I hear any music, my brain is overcome with wanting to sing and I can’t create. I know some writers love music while they write, but it’s never worked for me.

Me too! It has to be instrumental, or my brain is preoccupied with singing along.

What's a piece of advice that really took your writing to the next level? (For example, something really clicked for me when I realized my character needed to have a goal.)

For me, things really started to get easier when I stopped taking everything so seriously. I used to edit the life out of my writing, trying to get every writing rule perfect. But then I’d read books by multi-published authors who were breaking all the rules I was trying so hard to keep. It was SO confusing!

So I stopped. I decided to write the book, then edit it until I felt it was ready, then move on to the next book. Doing that boosted my confidence enough that I stopped freezing and fretting over whether I was good enough and  trusted that I knew what I was doing. For writers, it’s often really difficult to trust yourself, but we all have to get to that point if we are going to turn writing into a career.

What a great insight, Jill. Making a career out of any kind of art form can be tricky for that reason. It's so hard to know when it's ready.

If you could only pick one book to read for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pride and Prejudice. The dialogue is so good, I could read it again and again and again and…

I know I'm not alone when I say this - that's a book I could reread every year. That's probably my desert island book as well.

Speaking of reading, one of the things I admire about you is you read a variety of genres. What's the best book you've read recently?



The Jerk Magnet! I read it last week. It’s Christian teen fiction by Melody Carlson, but truly, I loved it. And really, I suppose that the premise is a bit out there. Not every girl has the financial ability to get that kind of a makeover, but I just really loved what Melody did with the story. It was very well done.

Thanks, Jill for being with us!


To get entered to win a copy of Replication, you may either leave a question for Jill or tell us what genres you like to read best. Or are you like Jill, where you simply like good books regardless of where they're shelved?


92 comments:

  1. Fantasy and science fiction - science fiction mostly. Guess who is excited about this giveaway? :D

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  2. Hey Jill! I'm sorry, I am not really familiar with your books, but this looks like so much fun! I would love to win your book. I like new fiction, but we mostly have stuff from before 1950 in our house. What other genres do you write? Just whatever you think about?
    I mostly read boys action, but I love romances. I have to be really careful what romances I read, though. Lori Wick is okay, but there are a ton of romances that are . . . grungy. I have a hard time putting those down, because I'm already so excited about the story, so I try not to pick them up. Haven't read one in two years! :) Sorry. Long and boring backstory. :D

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    1. Hey Becki,
      You could try Lori Copland's Mailorder Brides of the Northwest. They are historical romance novels, and Lori has an awesome sense of humor!

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    2. Hi, Becki!

      I've read some of Lori's books. Just her Place Called Home Ones. They are sweet books. Sweet as in, aww. Not sweet as in action, like, "That was sweeeeet!" :-P

      I write Christian spec fiction for teens. My first trilogy is medieval fantasy with a boy and girl protag, though the story is about Achan (the boy).

      Replication is kind of a science fiction/suspense story, again with two protags, one boy and one girl.

      I'm working on a teen spy series for Marcher Lord Press that has some supernatural elements. All four of those books are told from a boy's POV.

      And I'm writing a dystopian series for Zonderkidz from multiple POVs: three brothers and some girl characters.

      I can't help it. I write weird things! LOL

      When romance is involved, I try to keep it sweet.

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    3. Haha . . . Jill, I'm writing an action/sci-fi novel about a boy (from his POV) who is related to the bad guys. There's also a lot of action, etc.
      If I don't win your book, I'm definitely going to have to buy it. :) Ooh, Those books sound like so much fun! I totally want to read them when they get out. I like almost all genres except for horror. Sci-fi and fantasy are really awesome if they're done right. And I write weird things, too. :D

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    4. Julie-Anne, I've heard of those, but never read them. I should check them out. :)

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  3. Just a funny comment: My sisgter misread the name of Pride and Prejudice as "Pride and pre- Justice"

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    1. LOL I used to spell prejudice that was when I was in high school. I thought it was a great trick to remember how to spell it, only... yeah. :-S

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  4. I love reading historical fiction, but I'll read just about any genre if the author is good. That's one thing I love about your books, Mrs. Williamson, I read the first page of "By Darkness Hid" and was like "Wow, this author is amazing!"

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    1. Aww! Thanks, Rebekah! :-)
      My medieval fantasy reads a little like a historical. I tried to get my facts right for a medieval age, anyway. But it's fantasy, so sometimes I was like... whatever! lol

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  5. I loved the book trailer, Jill! I'm definitely adding 'Replication' to my reading list!

    What sorts of things do you keep in your current project's folder? I myself have a few large binders full of folders for each one of my novel ideas and my current WIP. Also, how do you choose what your characters will look like? Do you surf IMDB or random movie star photos, or do you just happen to pick ANY person, not just celebs, and add them to your "character wall?"

    I love reading Fantasy, Fairytales, Science Fiction, Dystopic and YA.

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    1. Hiya, Sarah!
      I keep one of those manila file folders for each of my ideas. And I often have sheets of paper with ideas, pictures, scripture I might tie in. If I've spent some brainstorming time on the idea, I often have a notebook in there that I can take out and carry around with me. When the back-to-school sales are on, I buy TONS of notebooks at .25 each. :-)

      Once I write one of the ideas into a book, I often move to a binder because I end up with too much stuff for the file. A have a 4" Blood of Kings binder that I take with me when I visit schools. It's fun to look at. That thing is loaded!

      For character pics, I usually search on Google, or sometimes, on istockphoto.com. I have used FB to find cool names. I'll click on someone who goes to our local high school, then lick on their friends list, then look through all the cool first and last names. When I find pics I like, I print them out and put them in the file or on the board.

      Ooh! Sounds like we like the same kinds of books! Cool. I'm writing a dystopian right now. It's fun. :-)

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  6. How long do you let a story idea "stew" in your head before running with it? :)

    "Replication" sounds great. I'm going to have to read it whether I win a copy or not!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Ellyn!

      Well, that depends. Right now, I need to write the books that my agent sold. So if I get a new idea, I can't write it until I have time. But I can make a folder and write it down so I can come back to it later.

      But if I was free to write anything, I try to brainstorm up a basic plot before I start writing. I'm not a great seat of the pants writer. I need some direction. I need to know my main character, his or her story goal, and how it will be resolved. Then I can go with it. All the goals might change once I start writing, but I'm too random to write without a plan. LOL

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  7. I can't enter because I'm not in the U.S. :( But I just want to say - a framed map of Middle Earth? That is just unbelievable amazing awesomeness.

    As for books I like to read, I don't really have a a specific genre that I enjoy above others... but right now I'm reading the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and they are pretty much the best books EVER. Like, EVER.

    Lovelovelove,

    Abbie /// OXOXO

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    1. Aww, rats! What country do you live in, Abbie?

      Yes, the Middle Earth map rocks. My husband bought it for me.
      :-) Those books are wonderful. I'd like to read them again. Maybe I'll read them to my son...

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  8. I'm kind of on a dystopian thing right now but I like science fiction or fantasy as long as it's well-written and/or original.

    I'd love to read Replication.
    How much and what kind of research did you have to do to write it?

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    1. Hiya, Jessie!

      I'm on a dystopian kick right now too. Zondervan bought the idea. It's called Captives, and it's about a village that gets conquered by this city, and all the people get taken captive, except for one guy named Levi. And Levi set out to go into the city walls and rescue his people. I was inspired by the beginning of Daniel, where Babylon conquered Jerusalem and took the young royals captive into the city.

      What is your dystopian story about?

      I did a bit of research. I needed to understand science enough to make Abby sound like a real science fan. And I needed to understand cloning and lupus and research testing and things like that.

      I have one awesome math line in the story. But I stink at math, so I asked my critique group to help me, and a math major wrote the two math parts for me. The long complicated one and the short one. I was so happy. Here it is:

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      “Okay, Kylee. Listen closely this time. I’ll make it as simple as possible.” He shook his hair out of his eyes. “The theorem uses a definite integral instead of an indefinite one. So, if the function f of x is nonnegative and continuous between the interval of a and b, you find the integral of that function by doing the antiderivative and plugging in the numbers of b and a respectively to get an exact number, as opposed to a general solution like you’d get from an indefinite integral.”

      Kylee blew a tiny bubble and sucked it back in, the gum crackling and popping in the silence around the table. Her unresponsiveness told Abby she still hadn’t understood a word Dylan had said.

      Abby seized the silent moment. “Once you have the antiderivative, you do the top number minus the bottom. b minus a.”

      Kylee sucked in a sharp breath and slapped her palm on the table. “Thank you! You don’t know how long I’ve been trying to get that.” She turned to Dylan. “Simple is best with me.”

      Dylan frowned at Kylee. “But that’s exactly what I said.”
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      Mwa ha ha ha!!!

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    2. Ha, I skipped right over the complicated explanation and went straight to the easy one. I'm actually quite good at maths, but unfortunately I don't like it! Maybe that's why maths is never mentioned in my writing.

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    3. I LOVED those lines and I couldn't help thinking, Where oh where did she come up with that complicated explanation? :)

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    4. That's pretty interesting. I'd hate to have to do the math research. (I'm not into math.)
      The story I'm currently working on is more post-apocalyptic than dystopian since it happens during and soon after the changes that normally lead to dystopian but I've written two dystopian stories and have another one in my head. (The one in my head involves babies that are grown in artificial wombs.)

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  9. Well, I can't enter because I am in Canada. But a advanced congratulations to the winner! I love Jill's Blood of Kings Trilogy. :D

    My favorite genre to read is probably Historical Fiction and Fantasy. Two complete opposites. I also like to read/write some Sc-fi, and those three are the genres I write in, though I frequent most in historical fiction.

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    1. Azlyn! (Love your name, by the way.) Thanks for liking the Blood of Kings! And I'm sorry you can't enter. I should do a special Canadian giveaway.

      I think that sometimes historical and fantasy are similar in the storyworld. I researched a lot of medieval things to write my Blood of Kings trilogy. It was fun.

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  10. I read a lot of fantasy but I'll try to read anything. You never know what adventure you will find in a different genre.

    The Replication video gave me chills. Sounds very intriguing.

    If you could write with any author (dead or alive), who would it be?

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    1. True, Memzie! I've read some wonderful books that I didn't think I would like.

      I would love to write with CS Lewis! Or at least talk writing and theology with him.

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    2. Hmm, that would have be deliciously fun. C.S. Lewis always sounds to me like he would have been an intriguing man to have known. I like your answer very much. Good choice.

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  11. I'm from Canada, so I can't win =(
    I am a big fan of romance and historical novels. I also have started reading some thrillers by Mike Dellosso and quite enjoy them.

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    1. I will have a Canadian giveaway, soon, I tell you! The injustice is too much!

      I've always wanted to read one of Mike's books. Too much to read, too little free time. :-/

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  12. I just saw we reached 300 followers exactly! Cool!

    I loved reading Replication, Jill, and it came as a little bit of a surprise to me, because I don't do sci-fi that much. My favorite genre to read is historical romance. That covers 95% of the books on my shelf. :) I really like fantasy, though, too.

    A framed map of Middle earth? How awesome! I have a big map of the world over my bed...goes with the pirate theme of my bedroom... :)

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    1. You saw it before I did, Rachelle!

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    2. It was me! I was looking at the interview this morning and I was like, "Hey! Why am I not a follower?" So I clicked it and saw I was number 300! Whoo hoo! :-)

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    3. I feel like I should have a prize for you or something!

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    4. Your interview was prize enough, Steph! :-)

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    5. I'm glad you liked Replication, Rachelle!

      And... pirate themed bedroom!?! I am SOOO jealous of this.

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  13. Does Jane Austen count as a genre? Lol - I love classics, lighthearted romances, Christian fantasy, and historical fiction :)

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    1. I think they call Jane's books Regency. So, yes, Regency is a genre. And a good one, especially if Jane wrote it. :-)

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    2. Mkay - Regency definitely sounds a lot more awesome lol thanks :)

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    3. I discovered a great Regency author this year ~ Julie Klassen.

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    4. I just discovered Julie Klassen's books this year too! I have only read one, but it was really good and I want to read the rest of hers!

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    5. Hmmm... Julie Klassen - Abbi, do share with the class... lol :) (slightly serios though

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  14. Hi! :D
    I like to read all types of things. I'll read anything if it's good xD My bookshelf mostly has classics- Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, Bronte Sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell! :D I like comedies, light romance, mysteries. I like light and happy books :) I'll read a dark/sad book only if it has a happy ending.

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    1. Okay, RandomThinker1... I love your screen name! My superhero identity is the Randomizer. A story that I will save for another time to avoid pushing my Randomness on all you lovely people...

      I like all books too. If only my agent would let me write in all genres! That would be fun. Except that no one would want to publish such randomness. Sigh.

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    2. Sorry, replied at the bottom. Dur!

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    3. RandomThinker1, you're the winner of Jill's book! Send me an email, and we'll get you hooked up. Stephanie(at)GoTeenWriters.com.

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  15. I enjoy reading Historical Fiction and Romantic Suspense, though I'm usually pretty open to trying new genres except Amish-sorry that's where I draw the line!

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    1. LOL! No Amish, huh?

      I have a friend who, as she puts it, "Sold her soul to get published by writing Amish." She is joking, of course. And I've read both of her Amish books and adored them. But they were like Amish-chick lit. Anyway... more randomness...

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    2. Randomness is the best! Life would be so boring without it! Yeah I just have absolutely no desire to read Amish-there are probably some good ones out there but I just can't bring myself to read them.

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  16. My favorite genre is Historical Fiction. I love the WW II Series' by Bodie and Brock Theone. They are my favorite.

    Alyson

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    1. Bodie and Brock are amazing. But I've not read that series. What is it called?

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    2. I think they are Zion Chronicles and Zion Covenant. Then there are ones that go into the war right after that in Israel. I also am now reading the ones in Ireland. I know they have all the books and series' on their website.

      Alyson

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  17. I love to read all genre's as long as they are well written.

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  18. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! It is greatly appreciated.

    Where do you get your inspiration for your books? Is it a dream you had? A question someone asked? Or a combination of several things?

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    1. It could be anything. For the Blood of Kings trilogy, it was a combination of a dream and seeing the half-burned tree.

      For Replication is was the drive past all those farms and my wandering mind.

      For Captives, it was one night at my Beth Moore bible study on Daniel.

      For the New Recruit, it was me trying to copy what was popular in teen fiction (this was my first book, and I don't recommend this method of coming up with ideas).

      For a steampunk idea I was working on, it was being on vacation and touring a Victorian house that got my mind daydreaming about characters.

      So it could be anything.

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  19. I think my favorite genre is fiction, for sure. I haven't really been able to get away from it. I like fantasy and sci-fi...they're just so...idk--open for ideas to flow. The ability to create has always been fun with them.

    Good post! I wanna read that book! Sounds like an intriguing story!

    wilsonftw.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, DJ. It is really fun to create stories, but even more fun to create the storyworlds that go along with the speculative genres. That's my favorite part. :-)

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  20. I think I'm like Jill - I just like a good book. I used to stick strictly to certain genres, before I started getting free books for reviewing. Then I decided to try different genres, mostly because the ones I liked weren't always available to choose for review. Now I still prefer fiction overall, but I'll give almost any book a chance if I have the time.

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  21. My favorite genre historical fiction though right now I'm really into romantic suspense and mysteries:)

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    1. I love mystery/suspense books too. Before I discovered Christian fiction, I was a John Grisham fan. I read every book he put out until about seven years ago.

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  22. You know, I always like to say I read EVERYTHING. (Just read 'Annoying', about the science of what irritates us. Last night I fiished Leviathan by Goleman. Okay, not really my genre. But still good. )But when I look at my shelves, they're stacked with Suzanne Collins, Sarah Prineous, Jonothan Stroud, Shannon Hale, Holly Black, Louise Whitcomb, Nancy Werling, etc., etc. So, perhaps I have a bit of a YA problem!! And my kids' shelves hold completely different YA authors, so I can't blame it on them. :D
    I remember seeing this cover back when the first media release came out and I was like, 'oooooo'. Little round mouth and everything. :D

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    1. LOL! I love that. Oooooo.

      Yeah, YA books are my fave. I have a secret stash of them in my bedroom. My oldest is ten, so I've passed a few along to him, and I still get to read out loud to him too. It's fun times.

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  23. Ok, had to comment again when I saw the Elizabeth Gaskell comment! She's my hero. Seriously. I love the Brontes but they had all the time in the world to write, curled up in their hidey-holes. And Jane Austen is incredibly clever and romantic, but again, lots of time. Gaskell wrote with an eye to the civil issues of the day, with humor AND she wrote at her kitchen table while tending her five kids! That woman rocks my world.
    P.S. North and South, the BBC, made me a life-long Richard Armitage fan! *drool*

    all right, Gaskell tangent over!

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    1. Don't hate me... I've never read Elizabeth Gaskell! I should look her up!

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    2. She is FANTASTIC...now nobody hate ME lol but...I think Gaskell is right up there with Jane Austen and I think she should be just as famous if not more so. She is timeless, just like Jane. North and South is one of my FAVORITE movies and books EVER. Wives and Daughters was fantastic but ohmigosh... that scene from Cranford with the Cat and Lace just takes the cake. I haven't read the book so I'm not sure if she even wrote it but man oh MAN was that scene hysterical or what!

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    3. Okay-- I just got North and South, Wives and Daughters, and Cranford on my Kindle. Who knows when I'll have time to read them, but I will someday!

      Thanks for the recommendation, you guys!

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  24. Hey Jill! I loved this interview with you! You sound really interesting! When you said you would read Pride and Prejudice if you could only read one book, I couldn't help but smile and like you even more! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jane Austen!

    Just a question. Have you read the book "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro? It is also a movie, and a mighty fine one at that! I love both the book and the movie, and they make you think and cry and love life. Never Let Me Go is also about clones and their struggles and hopes as they try to cling to each other as they grow up, before they have to donate their vital organs. It is amazing, and I have nothing but good things I say about this book.

    Anyway, your interview really made my day! Thanks! :)

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    1. I haven't read Never Let Me Go. I did put it on my book proposal as a comparable title though, because when I pitched my book to a Zondervan editor at the Oregon Christian Writer's Conference, she wrote the title on my cover letter. So I looked it up and added it to the proposal before my agent sent it in. It looks good. So did the movie. Someday, perhaps, I'll be able to read it. Someday...

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  25. Hello Jill! ;-)
    I love a great story told in any shape or from. I have a particularly soft spot for fantasy, due to early exposure to fairy tales and Tolkien. But I love just about anything in imaginative fiction, I love to go to places I've never been before!
    But really, there are so many wonderful stories out there told in so many different ways, that I can't limit myself to stay on only one shelf. Or even two... or three...
    Replication sounds great! I love the hook. It'd be such fun to win it!
    Hope you're day is going great!
    Elizabeth Kaiser
    ekaiserwrites-yahoo

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I know what you mean about book shelves. I think one of my summer projects is going to be building bookshelves across one whole wall in my living room. I drool just thinking about those shelves...

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  26. Alright, I'm intrigued! This book is going on my "to read" list...

    My favorite genre's are usually science-fiction/fantasy...but mixed with a somewhat contemporary, normal environment. Does that sound too narrow minded? I just mean that I'm not really a fan of things that are 100% fantasy, or 100% alien/outer-space/Star Wars ripoffs. Then, I'm not really a fan of anything that's 100% realistic, though some of my favorite books are realistic fiction. Historical fiction from 1850 to 1950 interest me, I suppose, but I don't usually actively seek them out. I'm usually swayed into reading them.

    Hehe...have fun with that text wall I left. Sorry.

    -Jessica Staricka

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    1. Not at all narrow-minded! You simply like contemporary fantasy, or science fiction that takes place in our world.

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    2. Ahhhhh, that's a much better way to say it, thank you! :D

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  27. Replication sounds like such a good book! Gutted that I don't live in the US (although there are sites such as bookdepository.co.uk that provide free international shipping). I'm so jealous that you have a framed map of middle-earth! Do you know where I can get one? Nice interview :)

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  28. Thanks, Nick!

    You live in the UK! GAH!!! I dream of going there someday. My husband has some cousins in Chesham, wherever that is... I want to hear you talk and hear your accent. I want to hear you say, "Gutted that I don't live in the US." I love that, "Gutted."

    Sorry, random UK fangirl moment. I apologize...

    My middle earth poster came in a tube and we bought the frame later. I found a link to one, and I think it's even a UK site! Here is is, Nick: http://tinyurl.com/73r8bee

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    1. Actually I'm in New Zealand, but it was colonised by the British, so I suppose that makes us just as awesome. Although, the US was colonised by the British as well. So there you go. My accent's slightly different, too, but I can feign a pretty good UK one (or so I think).

      I might have to go hunting for maps on eBay! That one is so cool :)

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    2. New Zealand! I think I saw your reference to that UK site and assumed the UK thing. My bad.

      Did you see any LOTR/Hobbit filming?

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  29. My favorite genres are fantasy and historical fiction. Speaking of which, I have got to read Pride and Prejudice again! Love that book!
    Replication looks amazing!

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  30. I love romance (more like popular romances like Nicholas Sparks) and YA.

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  31. Your book looks so INTRIGUING! I love books that are different and not predictable, like this one sounds. Reading Pride and Prejudice right now... in fact, it's right beside me. Up to page 279.;)

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  32. I really enjoy historical fiction, but I enjoy reading books in other genres as well. =)

    I have a question for Jill (not sure if someone already asked or not) - do you write seat of the pants, or do you outline?

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      I'm a bit of both. I like to outline the story with a strong three-act structure, then I sit down and write it in a seat-of-the pants way. But if I don't give myself that outline--or map--I can get lost quickly.

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  33. Pride and Prejudice has be one of the best books known to mankind. It makes my heart go pitter patter just thinking about it... :) My favorite genres to read our Historical Romance and Romantic Suspense. :)

    I'm actually reading "By Darkness Hid" right now, and I LOVE it. I usually don't read that type of genre, but I was feeling bold one time and wanted to read something from you anyway so I got it. It's soooo good. It taught me the lesson to expand from what I usually read because you never know what gems you are going to find. :)

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      Thanks for trying a new genre! I really appreciate it. And I'm glad you're enjoying it. :-)

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  34. Brilliant, Jill, absolutely brilliant. The way Jason talks in the trailor...sigh. I love how his words are so different. the "pocket" of the Dr.'s vehicle. Daughter Abby's "cell"
    But...I adore books of any type EXCEPT horror stories. I skimmed one one time about 2 months ago and still struggle to go to sleep at night sometimes!
    Jesus bless you with your writing!
    ~Rayna

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    1. Thanks, Raynajoy! You know, I've never read horror, but I can't watch it. It keeps me up at night and won't leave my brain. I've learned over time to steer clear of horror movies for my own sanity. :-)

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  35. I enjoy different kind of fiction as long as they have a strong plotline and clear worldview.

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  36. I really like fantasy,romance, and sci-fi. I read a lo of other books too, but historical has to be really well done. ;)

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