Sunday, 23 September 2012

Author Interview - Billie Hinton


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Genre – Literary Fiction / Romance
Rating – R
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What’s your favorite season/weather? Fall. I love when the days are still warm enough to wear just a light jacket or vest, but the nights are chilly enough to light the wood stove.
What is your guilty pleasure? I don’t have any guilty pleasures. I enjoy what I enjoy and take full responsibility for it. Why feel guilty?
What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?Army Wives. LOL.
Favorite places to travel? I love the North Carolina mountains. I stay closer to home these days because of all the animals I live with – but I would love to do a long tour in Scotland.
Favorite music? Alternative rock, mostly, though I like a lot of different genres.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? Andy Warhol, Tennessee Williams, Walt Whitman, Colette, and Jane Bowles.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Hard to pick one – rum raisin, peppermint stick, hazelnut.
Skittles or M&Ms? M&Ms, lined up by color.
Who or what inspired you to become an author? I don’t think anyone did. I was just born with a pen in my hand. It started early and has never stopped.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?  Claire-obscure is another book in the Claire Quartet, and it is already published. I have another adult novel and a middle grade novel published as well. Readers can already find these on Amazon. In the works: book three in the Claire Quartet, book two in the middle grade series, two nonfiction books, one on writing, the other on living with horses, and another adult novel.
What inspired you to want to become a writer? I am not sure, except that I have been an avid reader since age 3. I wanted to write before I knew how to make the letters of the alphabet. I don’t know where that came from – but it was there early and has persisted mightily.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. I’ve gotten emails from readers who “get” the books. I think having someone I don’t know read my books and truly get the characters is my favorite result of publication.
If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be? Hmmm… that is a difficult choice. Today it would be Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I guess I’d like to jump in for the first book and go all the way through the series!
What is your dream cast for your book? I lived and worked in Hollywood for a time, so I know there is no way anyone ever really gets to pick a dream cast – I would hope the film would be cast well. I’d rather see new, unknown actors in the roles of Claire, Bingham, and Raoul than known ones, but you know, if Hollywood wants to pay me enough money, they can do what they want with the film.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. I think it tells a good story.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? Enjoy the process. Publication is wonderful, but if you don’t love the hours in the chair, writing and editing and editing some more, find something else to do.
What is your favorite Quote? I have about a million favorite quotes, but today, this one: The Word is still spoken in sparrowsong, windsigh, and leaffall. An electron is a single letter, an atom a complex word, a molecule a sentence, and an indigo bunting an entire epistle of the sacred. The ocean whispers its mystery within the chambered sea shell. Listen quietly to the longing in your heart for love and justice and you may hear an echo of the holy word that addresses you. Hush for a while. Be still and know.-Sam Keen


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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
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6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
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7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
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8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
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9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
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