Hey quirks! I have the great pleasure of hosting Cristin Terrill on the blog today for the All Our Yesterdays Blog Tour!
Before we get to the interview and giveaway, here's a little about the author:
Cristin Terrill is a young adult author and aspiring grown-up. She grew up semi-nomadic and graduated from Vassar College with a degree in drama. After getting her masters in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, she lived in London, Austin, Boston, and Washington, DC, while working as a theatrical stage manager. Now she writes and leads creative writing workshops for DC-area kids and teens. All Our Yesterdays is her first novel.
You can find her at:
Author Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads
Not only does Ms. Terrill sound cool, but she has also kindly answered some time-sensitive questions for us!
WQ: What is your favorite time of day?
CT: Evening. I’m a night-owl anyway, but that time after all the work is done but before it gets really late is my favorite.
WQ: What is your favorite time of year?
CT: Fall. Still sunny but beginning to get cool, starting to buy Christmas presents, baking pumpkin cupcakes.
WQ: What is your favorite time period in history?
CT: The Renaissance. I did my master’s in Shakespeare and Renaissance England, and I’m a total Tudor fangirl.
WQ: How much time do you take to get ready in the morning?
CT: Fifteen minutes if I don’t shower, twenty if I get fancy and do.
WQ: Do you wear a watch or check time on your phone?
CT: Phone. I haven’t owned a watch in about ten years.
WQ: How much time does it usually take for you to read a book?
CT: I’m actually a relatively slow reader. If I’m really into something, I can finish in two or three days, but otherwise it’s usually a week or more.
WQ: Last question! If you could travel back in time, what would be your preferred method: a Time-Turner (from Harry Potter), the TARDIS (from Doctor Who), or the DeLorean (from Back to the Future)?
CT: TARDIS, no question! It can go anywhere, there’s a swimming pool somewhere inside, and it’s piloted by the Doctor!
A huge thank you to Cristin Terrill for her great answers! I'm right there with her on the showering, the slow reading, and the TARDIS!
If you want to ask her some of your own questions, you will have the chance on September 17th when Cristin Terrill will be part of a Twitterchat! You can find more information and submit questions HERE.
So why were my questions all about time? If you haven't guessed by now, it is because All Our Yesterdays involves time travel! Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
"You have to kill him." Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.
Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.
Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was.
Find All Our Yesterdays at:
Now for the giveaway! If you enter you will have the chance to win an ARC of All Our Yesterdays! All my regular rules apply (see them HERE) and the giveaway will end at 11:59pm on September 3rd (CST).
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