Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome Author Hillary Seidl

Welcome Hillary! I understand that The Amulet is your latest release. Why don't you tell us something about The Amulet.

Leah Mason is an ice cream slinger by day and a ghost hunter by night. Having been judged by some of the people of her home town of Black Springs, Colorado unjustly, she wants only to use her gift of clairvoyance to help ghosts and gather evidence of the other side.  But living the life she wants seems impossible until her high school crush Michael Dresden walks into her mother’s ice cream parlor, Supernatural Flavors. 

Back from traveling around the world, Michael has a problem.  His house is being renovated and strange occurrences lead him to believe that the residence might be haunted. Leah is the only one he can turn to for help. Wearing her amulet around her neck, Leah knows the dark entity terrorizing Michael's house is after her family’s magic and must be stopped.

Now, she must defeat the demon and prove to skeptic Michael that love and the otherworldly do exist.  It’s just hard to believe until it happens to you.
Sounds like my kind of book! What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
Telling the stories of love and the paranormal. 
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Believe in love.
Are any of your characters based on real people or events?
I base some of the ghostly happenings in my book on my childhood. 
What books or authors have most influenced your life?
I love historical novels, paranormal or not.  Katherine Sutcliffe’s, A FIRE IN THE HEART, is a beautiful story that I re-read every chance I get. 
How do your family and/or friends feel about your book or writing venture in general?
I have such a supportive husband and family. 
How do you come up with the titles?
Titles are hard for me. I start with writing down things, people, places that are in my book and rearrange words until I have a title. 
Has your life changed significantly since becoming a published writer?
My time is more dedicated to my writing than ever. 
Do you work on one project at a time? Or do you multi-task?
I try really hard to multi-task as much as possible.
Can you give us an excerpt of The Amulet?
“Thanks for coming in.” Leah choked out the words. Her heart pounded as she handed the change back to Michael Dresden, the tips of her fingers met his skin.
He smiled and nodded biting into his Blackest Soul Walnut ice cream. As soon as he turned and headed for the door Leah made for the backroom.
Leah peeked around the corner one more time to make sure the man that she had dreamed about for the last eight years was gone. Not seeing anyone, she tilted her head, one eye discreetly scanning the room. Satisfied, she leaned against the doorframe. He was gone. She shut her eyes tightly willing the hot tears back.
One thing was for sure. He hadn’t remembered her. Seeing his eyes searching her cheesy striped vest for a nametag was her first indication.
The six-foot-two-inch, hunky, blond Michael Dresden, with those mesmerizing green eyes, had grown into adulthood and he didn’t know who she was. He had lost his boyish looks and swapped them out for manly, rugged features that included stubble and a little too long, blond hair. He was just as handsome now as he ever was.
The thought made her feel as un-pretty as ever. Sure, she had lost weight since high school but she still rocked a curvy form. The bigger curves had thinned out over her five foot seven, medium frame after high school. Learning about hair products and how to use them to fight her black, riotous curls had helped her look evolve. She had changed a lot too, so it wasn’t out of the realm of reality that he didn’t remember her. After all there were eighty of them that had graduated together. Surely she’d forgotten a few of them too.
That was almost a comforting thought.
Twitter @hillaryseidl
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Thank you so much for stopping by!



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