Oct 24, 2013

Dishin' It Up with Ashley Hill (@PNormalSisters), author of The Harvesters. A YA #Horror!


I’d like to welcome author Ashley Hill, author of The Harvesters, to DJ’s Book Corner. Thank you for taking the time to come dish it up with me!

First question, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?
I don’t really know when but I do know in the last few years, since probably around 2010. It’s definitely been a journey; following, learning, and watching other authors publish themselves. Indie authors are what showed me this world more than anything else, so thanks you guys. Watching them and constantly writing, plotting myself brought me to the conclusion that I wanted my own work to be out there for all to see too.

So I read The Harvesters and enjoyed the plot, especially the twist at the end! Anxious to find out where that’s headed. What inspired you to write a YA Horror series as opposed to a more popular sub-genre?
I love horror! Love it! And my favorite holiday happens to be Halloween, so around that time in ’09, while of course watching a horror film (I believe House of Wax, the remake), the scene of Ashley finding Jason on the white metal table slammed into my head, starting this series for me.

Sum the main character Ashley up in three words.
Brave, badass, caring

If The Harvesters were a movie, what would be the perfect first song on the soundtrack? For some reason, The Kill by 30 Seconds to Mars comes to mind for me...
Oh boy, I knew this one was coming haha. I actually don’t have any soundtrack for The Harvesters but I do have one main song that helped me write this short story, Help I’m Alive by Metric. The beat is just perfect for those action scenes.

Do you need absolute quiet to write? Do you listen to music when you are writing?
If it’s quiet, it’s creepy and something is wrong haha. I’m so used to noise in my house that when it’s quiet it’s just weird. With my younger brother constantly on Xbox, our Alaskan malamutes running around the house, and TV on or two, plus I’ve always have to have music going on. So yeah, when I’m writing I must have a song on replay or multiples on replay for me to work.

Who are three of your favorite authors? Books?
Kelley Armstrong, Amanda Hocking, Tera Lynn Childs. I love the Ghost and The Goth series by Stacey Kade, Anna and the French Kiss, My Fair Godmother series by Janette Rallison, The Curse Girl by Kate Avery Ellison- just to name a few haha.

As an author, what is the best compliment you could receive from a reader?
Probably that I inspired someone. An author inspired me so if I could inspire someone and they tell me, then that would be the best compliment ever! I think most authors would agree. 

Meet Ashley Hill

I'm a college student still trying to get a handle of the adult world. When I need to get away from it I lose myself in books, my own writing, and in spending time with my amazing boyfriend which he supports me to no end. 

 Finding my passion in books has led me to finding a passion in writing my own fictional stories back in 2009, I have turned this into a dream career and going one step further I would love to open up my own book store.

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