We want to thank author Jill Hathaway for participating in our First Friday - Five Favorite Things - Debut Novel Day. We asked Jill to answer five questions about her novel Slide. On Friday, January 4, 2013 post, David Amaditz and Marcy Collier answered the same five questions about Jill's debut novel.
1) What is your favorite line or paragraph from the novel as it relates to the main character's development and/or growth?
Jill - Toward the end of SLIDE, Vee and her father have a falling out. The fact that she's able to move past his mistake is huge to me. Here are her thoughts on the matter:
"I look back at him, and I see my father for what he is. A man. He is just a man. One night, he drank a little too much and did something stupid. He made a mistake. But he is more than that mistake. He is the man who makes a lasagna, the man who holds my mother's picture and cries when he thinks no one is looking, the man who makes broken babies whole. He is just a man. But he is a good man."
2) What is your favorite chapter ending or cliffhanger?
Jill - Aaagh, this is so hard without spoiling the story! One of my favorite parts is at the end of chapter 20, but I can't tell you why! It is just so satisfying. (At least to me.)
3) Who is your favorite secondary character and why?
Jill - Rollins is my favorite secondary character. He has a lot going on at home, and I really feel for him.
4) What is your favorite line or paragraph of description?
Jill - My favorite line is probably this: Yeah, maybe a little morbid, but true.
"It's wrong that death is a loss. It's something you gain. Death is always there, whispering in your ear. It's in the spaces between your fingers. In your memories. In everything you think and say and feel and wish. It's always there."
5) What is your favorite line of dialogue?
Jill - Rollins tells Vee, "You're about as delicate as an AK-47." Hee.
We want to thank Jill Hathaway for participating in First Friday - Five Favorite Things - Debut Novel Day.
You can find Jill at:
Twitter - @jillscribbles
Amazon - Slide
Congratulations Jill on your debut novel Slide, and we look forward to reading the sequel, Imposter, coming out on March 26, 2013.