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 + GiveawayAll Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Published by Disney Hyperion on September 3rd 2013
Genres: Sci-Fi, YA
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"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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15 Responses to “All Our Yesterdays Tour Stop: Interview + Giveaway”

  1. Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

    That is cool that she got the idea while watching Terminator. I wish I could get ideas like that while watching a movie.
    I can imagine how confusing it must have been for her to write a book about time travel. I know it would be for me as well.
    Lovely interview, Giselle!

  2. Savannah

    If my husband knew you came up with the story inspired by Terminator man oh man! He LOVES that movie. Very cool interview. Oh and thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Megan @ Adrift on Vulcan

    Wow, I find it so cool how Cristin came up for this really complex and complicated plot just by watching Terminator, and I can totally see why it would be difficult keeping the story straight. Rest assured you did a fantastic job, though! Great interview, you two. 🙂

  4. Candace

    I think it would be SO hard to keep everything straight when writing a time travel book! I love to read them, but that’s hard enough to wrap my head around, I’m not sure I could WRITE one! Huge kudos to her for pulling it off!
    I’m SUPER excited to read this one!

  5. Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain

    I never thought about how much more complicated that a science fiction world would be for the author than for a reader. Well, I suppose it would be a lot more complicated, but the domino effect definitely is much more prominent, especially if you were the one controlling the entire plot.

    Fantastic review, Giselle and Cristin! <33

  6. Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain

    I never thought about how much more complicated that a science fiction world would be for the author than for a reader. Well, I suppose it would be a lot more complicated, but the domino effect definitely is much more prominent, especially if you were the one controlling the entire plot.

    Fantastic interview, Giselle and Cristin! <33

  7. ShootingStarsMag

    Great interview! I’m definitely curious about this one. So many people seem to have loved it.

    I love her choice for going back in time. I’d love to see an original Shakespeare play too.

  8. Emily

    I never knew that Time Travel Sci-Fi was more difficult for writers than us readers! :O I guess it’s a little complicated for writers to weave a believable Time Travel Plot, and their skill must be really great if readers are to accept the novel!
    Great interview questions Giselle 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed reading All Our Yesterdays! I have to say, it is a Time Travel novel that finally got it right 🙂