Since Hillary had her first encounter with a ghost at age nine she has been obsessed with all things paranormal. She started her writing journey by writing fan fiction and now is happily writing paranormal romance. She avidly watches all the paranormal shows she can! She is happily married to her very own chef and they have two amazing dachsunds who leave happiness and chaos wherever they go. “Where the paranormal world meets extraordinary love”.
Pen Name: Hillary Seidl
Book Title: Desperate Soul and Tortured Soul
Series Title: Grand Rock Series
Guest Author Interview:
Juliette: What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
Hillary: Telling the stories of love and the paranormal.
Juliette: What genre(s) do you write?
Hillary: Contemporary paranormal and historical paranormal.
Juliette: What genres and authors would we find you?
Hillary: Contemporary Paranormal
Juliette: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Hillary: Finding time to write!
Juliette: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Hillary: I’m a hybrid. Plantser.
Juliette: What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?
Hillary : That the possibility of the paranormal and love can always happen to you.
Juliette: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Hillary: Believe in love.
Juliette: How long have you been a writer?
Hillary: I’ve been seriously writing for almost three years.
Juliette: How much time did it take from writing your first book to having it published?
Hillary: About a year and a half.
Juliette: What other careers have you had?
Hillary: Managed Keno for three years.
Juliette: Do you write under more than one name? Why?
Juliette: Are any of your characters based on real people or events?
Hillary: I base some of the ghostly happenings in my book on my childhood.
Juliette: How would you describe yourself if you were “speed dating” your readers?
Hillary: Hot mess that loves to write.
Juliette: What books or authors have most influenced your life?
Hillary: 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.
Juliette: How do your family and/or friends feel about your book or writing venture in general?
Hillary: I have such a supportive husband and family.
Juliette: Where are you from?
Hillary: I was born in Glenwood Springs and raised in Delta, Colorado.
Juliette: How do you come up with the titles?
Hillary: 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.
Juliette: Has your life changed significantly since becoming a published writer?
Hillary: My time is more dedicated to my writing than ever.
Juliette: Do you work on one project at a time? Or do you multi-task?
Hillary: I try really hard to multi-task as much as possible.
Juliette: When not writing, how do you relax?
Hillary: I love to read and get massages.
Juliette: Please tell us 5 miscellaneous facts about yourself.
I have Celiac’s Disease
I love dachshunds.
I’m addicted to paranormal TV, reality and fiction.
I love fashion.
I can’t help but crave frozen yogurt most the time.