A little bit more about L.C. Hibbett. If you have any other questions you would like answered please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to answer them 🙂
When did you start writing?
I have been making up stories for as long as I can remember. Writing and storytelling is in my blood. My parents, my aunt, and my grandaunts were all very much lovers of literature, and my mother taught me to find a little bit of magic in everything I saw. Given my upbringing it’s probably not hugely surprising that I developed a flair for telling stories and even as a child I loved to spin a yarn- the more (melo)dramatic the better! The Demon-Born Trilogy was the first YA fantasy series which I felt compelled to inflict on the general public. 😉
Why did you chose to publish exclusive to amazon?
I love writing, and I want to share my stories with the world. I would like to entertain people for a few hours while they read my book and maybe, if I am really lucky, they will fall in love with the characters the same way that I have. With two small children my life is busy so I love the flexibility that publishing through amazon allows me- I can publish my books at a rate that works for me without having to manage the expectations of anybody besides myself and my readers. However if one of the Big 5 want to offer me a 6 figure advance I might just consider it 😉
What was your inspiration for The Demon-Born Trilogy?
I have always had a bit of a thing for conspiracy theories. A conversation about the concept of heaven and hell with my 3 year old daughter (I know!) prompted me to consider the notion of angels as living, breathing, fallible creatures who were gifted with different, but equal, abilities to humans and the story just grew from there.
Are your characters based on real people?
Not completely, no, but there are always elements of people I have known or read about in all of my characters. A little bit of my mother’s strength, a pinch of my father’s integrity, a sliver of my Great Aunt’s intelligence, perhaps the belittling arrogance of an old school teacher. Everyone I meet has some element of their character that is captivating enough to weasel it’s way onto the pages of my books. You have been warned! 😉
Can I have a review copy of your book?
I offer review copies of my books to my Street Team and to my mailing list. Anyone else who is not a member of my Street Team can contact me, as described here, and make a request for a review copy, or sign up for my mailing list.
Can I interview you for my blog?
Absolutely! I love connecting with people who want to talk about books. Please use the email address email@example.com to get in touch, or reach out to me on my Facebook page, LC Hibbett Books, and I will respond as soon as my schedule allows.
What are your favourite books?
That is such a difficult question because I have read so many amazing books. I love literary fiction like The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, which literally tore my soul into a thousand pieces, but I also love more fantastical books like The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The world that Cassandra Clare created just keeps me coming back for more- I need a Magnus Bane in my life! Books I have read over and over again include the Harry Potter books, The Lord of the Rings, Catcher in the Rye, and Wuthering Heights. Others authors, like Maeve Binchy, Jaymin Eve, Trudi Canavan, Elise Kova, and Annette Marie are a much loved escape route from reality. But if I absolutely had to pick one MG/YA fantasy series that I feel typifies the most beautiful example of the genre it would be Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry seized my heart in a way that no other characters ever have. It’s over fifteen years since I first read The Amber Spyglass but every park bench I see still brings a lump to my throat.
Where do you write?
Wherever I can! I do a lot of my writing at night when my children have gone to bed because I am easily distracted, and I work best when I know there is absolutely nobody around to talk to me. Right now I am sitting at the kitchen table with the laptop and wondering should I go to bed before midnight. I probably won’t. 😉
What’s next for you?
The Shadow Children was released in late 2016, and the rest of the trilogy will be released early in 2017. After that I am going to take a little break from the world of the Demon-Born because there is an intriguing family of witches that have been pulling at my brain for quite a while so I think I am going to have to give them some attention, so the first book in the Wicked Witches series will hit the shelves in 2017. I am also working on another fantasy series called The Poison Courts which explores a world ruled by supernatural courts. Book 1, The Scarlet Palace, belong to the vampires! 🙂