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 or ask her in her Facebook group, Hibbett and Howell’s Reader Army
When did you start writing?
My family like to tease me about the time I told my Junior Infant’s (Kindergarden) teacher that I couldn’t do my homework because my baby brother had a heart attack (in some versions of the story, my mother had been attacked by a wino in a dark alley which brought on this pediatric heart condition in my brother–also, fictional), so I guess, I started telling stories as soon as I could talk–the taller the tale, the better! And although, I have never reached such dizzy heights of creative genius again, I keep on trying. 😉
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, people!!!
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 reach out to me on my Facebook page, LC Hibbett Books, and I will respond as soon as my schedule allows.
What are your favorite 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 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, Helen Harper, 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 and 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 it gets light. I probably won’t. 😉
What’s next for you?
Lots!!! Check out the books tab and you’ll see some of what’s in store. 🙂