Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Author Interview: Bethany Hensel, author of Unstoppable

Happy Tuesday my friends, and welcome to another wonderful book spotlight! Today it's all about Unstoppable by Bethany Hensel. High stakes action, espionage and delicious main characters? Yes, please! See for yourself why you should add this to your reading list.

Derek Archer's life is finally beginning. He's just about to graduate from high school, land the job he's always wanted, and move in with the girl he's always loved, Victoria. There's no reason for him to question or want for anything. …until the day Victoria’s father is shot and killed, setting off a devastating, heartbreaking chain of reactions.

Now, the race is on, and Derek has only three days to right a terrible wrong. With the help of a childhood friend with a penchant for high-tech espionage, they investigate every lead, never imagining their search would take them deep into the heart of a seemingly perfect family, where old ghosts, bitter lies, and agonizing betrayal all collide. It’s then Derek discovers just how unimaginable the truth can be…and how unstoppable.

I was pleased to be able to interview the very talented Bethany Hensel! I had a lot of fun creating questions for her, and you can see her equally awesome answers below. Enjoy, and don't forget to add Unstoppable to your reading list!

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1) Hi Bethany, and welcome to the blog! Let's have a quick lightning round of getting to know you, shall we?

Fill in the blanks:

I can't live without (water) while I'm writing.
Right now I'm reading (Lisa Kleypas's Mine Til Midnight...again).
(Friends) is a tv show that I have a serious addiction to.
If I had to describe myself in just one word it would be (versatile).

2) I see from your bio that you've interviewed a plethora of interesting people! Do you have a favorite interview that you've done? Someone who really blew you away?

I honestly couldn't say! I've been incredibly lucky in that I've been able to interview so many awesome people! Barry Eisler sat down with me for like, an hour and we talked branding and, even back in 2008, he talked about ebooks, proving how very ahead of the curve he's always been. :) I loved talking with comedian Jesse Joyce. I had an awesome time chatting with magician Mike Super. Interviewing psychic medium John Edward was great fun. And then the authors...authors are my people and I look up to them so much. It was a thrill talking with people I've basically grown up with: Julia Quinn, Julie Anne Long, Mary Balogh. The writing community is seriously the nicest and they were all so incredible to me. But really, everyone I've interviewed have been wonderful. 

3) In just a tweet (140 characters) give us a short and sweet description of Unstoppable.

Unstoppable is abt 19 yr old Derek Archer & his race 2 right a terrible wrong while everyone he loves hangs in the balance. Expect action.

4) I know that authors often have both ups and downs when crafting their books. What was your favorite part of writing Unstoppable? The hardest part?

My favorite part was finishing it! This book wasn't easy! As for the hardest part, figuring out the end! Making sure that information came out when it would be most effective and yet make sense. And keeping the timelines in order was difficult too. The story isn't told in a linear fashion, so just keeping track of the various character timelines was a real brain tease. 

5) What would you say to readers who are looking at picking up a copy of your book?

I would say thank you! Thanks for taking the time out of a busy holiday season to stop and look at my book. I hope you buy it and I hope you enjoy it! 

6) Challenge question time!

You've won a chance to have dinner with any famous person you choose! Lucky for you, this contest was hosted by a very mysterious, wealthy, and scientifically inclined benefactor. His time machine can send you back, or forward, in time. Where do you go, and who do you share a meal with? ).

Great question. And I would have to pick Oscar Wilde. I adore his writing and the quotes I read from him are hysterical. I think he'd be a fun dinner companion, if a bit intimidating. I'd be half-afraid to say anything, worried that he'd just mock me later for it. :) Plus, one of my favorite books of all time is Dorian Gray. What a way with words! I would definitely want to pick his brain.

Thanks so much Jessica! These questions were a ton of fun!


Thank YOU Bethany for the great interview!

Visit Bethany Hensel at her website.



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