Saturday, 24 September 2011

Author Interview: Halli Lilburn

Halli Lilburn has written Shifters.

1. What is your name and where do you call home? 
Halli Dee Lilburn and home is on a homestead in the middle of nowhere, Canada.

2. Do you have a pen name? 
Not for this upcoming YA novel, but I use one for my poetry because it’s a whole different genre.

3. What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say?
SHIFTERS: Reality shifting could destroy Lina’s life, or it could aid her and in overthrowing a government conspiracy to create a superior race.

4. Do you have plans for a new book? 
Oh so many plans!  I’m working on poetry, a YA science fiction and a midgrade book.  But not all at the same time.

5. What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?   
I’ve been writing since the beginning, but for some reason I didn’t see it as a career choice at first.  When all my kids went into public school my day opened up for me I kind of exploded with all the ideas that were brewing in my head.  Even though I’m a late bloomer, I don’t think it would have worked any other way.  Having children came first.

6. Do you gift books to readers for book reviews? 

7. Is there anything you would change about your book? And why?
No.  no regrets.  Once it’s in print worrying is a waste of time.  I’m too busy for that.

8. Do you have a book trailer? And what are your thoughts on book trailers?
In the process.  I think they can be cute if done right.

9. Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hardcovers or audiobooks?
I love a good hard back.  I want to feel it.  None of this fake digital stuff for me.  Call me old-fashion and fanatical but when the book becomes a lost art, don’t complain when all the computers in the world crash and civilization has lost a valuable piece of history.
I do love a good audio book while on a road trip.

10. Are you a self-published / Indie author? 
My publishing company is very tiny so I would consider it indie.  I thought about self publishing, but it’s not right for me.

11. What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format? 
Honestly, I’m reading SHAKESPEARE UNDEAD by Lori Handeland in paperback.  Not a typical one for me, but I did love PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES so I thought I’d give this one a try.  It’s not bad. 

12. Do you have any advice for other writers? And what’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing? 
Write it down.  Write it down again.  Every manuscript needs fixing.  Then turn off your artist self and turn on your marketing self or you’ll never get published or sell a single copy.  When you’re sick of doing that, hunkerdown and write something else.  The best encouragement I’ve received has been from

13. Where can your readers follow you?

Your facebook page?

Your Goodreads author page?

Your Twitter details? @hallilburn

Thankyou so much for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world!

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