Blog Blizzard – Hillary Seidl – Author

Meet Hillary Seidl

What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

Telling the stories of love and the paranormal.

What genres do you write?

Contemporary paranormal and historical paranormal.

What genres and authors would we find you?

Contemporary Paranormal

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Finding time to write!

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m a hybrid.  Plantser.

Why do you think people should choose your books over another author?

What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?

That the possibility of the paranormal and love can always happen to you.

 Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Believe in love.

How long have you been a writer? 

I’ve been seriously writing for almost three years.

 How much time did it take from writing your first book to having it published?

About a year and a half.

What other careers have you had?

Managed Keno for three years.

 Do you write under more than one name? Why?


 Are any of your characters based on real people or events?

I base some of the ghostly happenings in my book on my childhood.

How would you describe yourself if you were “speed dating” your readers?

Hot mess that loves to write.

What books or authors have most influenced your life?

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.

How do your family and/or friends feel about your book or writing venture in general?

I have such a supportive husband and family.

 Where are you from?

I was born in Glenwood Springs and raised in Delta, Colorado.

How do you come up with the titles?

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.

 Has your life changed significantly since becoming a published writer?

My time is more dedicated to my writing than ever.

Do you work on one project at a time? Or do you multi-task?

I try really hard to multi-task as much as possible.

When not writing, how do you relax?

I love to read and get massages.

 Please tell us 5 miscellaneous facts about yourself.

  1. I have Celiac’s Disease.
  2. I love Dachshunds.
  3. I’m addicted to paranormal TV, reality and fiction.
  4. I love fashion
  5. I can’t help but crave frozen yogurt most the time.

Pen Name:   Hillary Seidl

Book Title:  Desperate Soul and Tortured Soul

Series Title:  Grand Rock Series


Twitter –  @hillaryseidl


Website – http://www.hillaryseidl.com/


Christina Ow – Author





I asked Christina to please share with us your future projects and upcoming releases.  The following is some of the projects she is currently working on.

Fatal Jealousy– three women, two of them twins, interested in one man and it all gets deadly and bloody fast.

Love Forever After– it’s a love story that is very out of the norm. It’s about a guy who is so in love with his wife and can’t take the fact that she is dead. He goes on this destructive path and his wife is forced to come back and force him into this unorthodox solution for his depression.

Guardian Assassin– It’s a about a guy who pushes three women to ‘get rid of’ their abusive husbands.

Fate Series– Werewolf and magic series.

Slave Bound Series– A regency series about four siblings.

You can find Christina at the following connections:

Facebook- Christina OW

Twitter- @christina_ow

WordPress- christinaow.wordpress.com


Author Bio:

I love reading novels that take me on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for me, for a few hours I love to live the lives of characters I grow to cherish and admire. I’ve always had an active imagination and because of it I’ve lived in my head more than I have been in the outside world. I’ve always imagined scenarios and wondered how it would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions it would invoke. I began writing down the many stories in my head in 2010.

I have a Diploma in Law and I’m currently in my last year for my BA in International Studies.

Writing was never a career path for me it was just a release as fashion design is my true passion, and now writing has become a vital
part of me and my family as my twin sister (M.O.) is also a writer.

I hope to always continue with my love of writing no matter what the future holds for me.


Orangeberry Summer Splash Blog Tour

Two weeks ago I went on a cyber journey into the world of blog tours. I learned how comment, reply, re-tweet, re-blog, advertise and post. I was excited when my ‘starter kit’ arrived and it was much easier than I thought it would be.  There was a question/answer form, a fun article prompt, biography and list of all my author pages, website, FaceBook and Twitter links.

I watched and waited, nervous. Then a whirlwind week of hours on the computer!  The following bloggers hosted Windswept Hearts and did an awesome job – http://myseryniti.wordpress.com/   –  https://twitter.com/pandorapoikilos  –  http://wefancybooks.blogspot.com/

http://bunnysreview.com/  –  http://www.ravinaandreakurian.com/   My thanks for their kindness and professionalism.

I found that it gave me much needed exposure, more confidence, and traffic on my book. I met new authors and found some really neat books to read this winter. I will definitely be doing this again.

If you have ever thought about doing a virtual book tour, may I suggest Orangeberry? They have many different promotional packages as well as blog tours. Their next virtual book tour will be Orangeberry Big Bang, running from Jan 2nd to the 31. Sign up deadline is Dec 3rd, 2012. Check it out!  http://www.orangeberrybooktours.com/

My thanks to Pandora Poikilos for all her work in organizing and tweeting!