Author: Cristin Terrill

Thursday, September 12, 2013

All Our Yesterdays Tour Stop: Interview + Giveaway

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AllOurYesterdaysTourXpresso I’m excited to have the All Our Yesterdays tour stop by the blog today. I’ve got Cristin over for an interview and then you can enter to win your very own copy! I read this gem a few weeks back and adored it. You can read my review here if you missed it!

All Our Yesterdays Tour Stop: Interview + Giveaway

All Our Yesterdays
Cristin Terrill
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA
Publication date: September 3rd 2013
by Disney Hyperion

"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.

Interview with Cristin Terrill

Hi Cristin, I’m so happy to have you on the blog today. All Our Yesterdays is awesome and I’m honored to be part of the tour!

Let’s start with telling us a bit about how you got the idea for All Our Yesterdays.

The initial kernel of the idea for All Our Yesterdays came to me when I was watching The Terminator on cable late one night because I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking about how different the story would be if the killer robot from the future was actually the good guy (and also a teenage girl).

What’s the hardest part about writing a plot involving time travel?

Keeping everything straight. As confusing as time travel can be for a reader, it’s a hundred times more confusing for me. I have to think through each tiny decision to see if it will inadvertently unravel the entire plot!

If you could go back in time, when/where would you visit?

I would want to go back to Renaissance London and see an original Shakespearean production at the Globe Theatre.

What are some of your writing habits or quirks?

Hmm, I don’t know that I have any particular quirks, at least not interesting ones! M habits are likewise pretty regimented and boring. I just go to the library, listen to white noise on my phone, and write until I hit my daily word count.

I was totally one of a very long line of people you met at BEA *high five* – what is it like to be on the other side of that table?

Very surreal! Nothing about that day felt real. I went into some kind of weird fugue state during that signing where time seemed to become much slower and much faster at the same time. I don’t even think I was spelling my name right by the end.

About the Author

Cristin Terrill has a bachelor of the arts degree from Vassar College and a master of the arts degree in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. She currently lives outside Washington, D.C., where she teaches creative writing workshop for kids and teens. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS is her first novel.

This post is part of the All Our Yesterdays blog tour:

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Thanks to Disney Hyperion and JKSCommunications, there’s a pretty paperback copy of All Our Yesterdays up for grabs to one of my readers.

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Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Posted by on 08/16/2013 • 30 Comments

There’s been a slew of time travel books lately and All Our Yesterdays is another one that I can add on the short list of those that impressed me. The time travel concept introduced, while hard to grasp like any and all time travel science, explains how paradoxes fixes itself in a manner that’s utterly fascinating, while giving us a plot that is both thought-provoking and exciting.

All Our Yesterdays has a past/present setting that involves a unique double characterization; even though our main character is a singular person, both her younger and older self form the dual POV of this novel which I found especially interesting. Marina can be hard on herself; even though she admits to turning heads, she doesn’t think she’s pretty or anything special. I didn’t…