Today's interview is with Teri Hall about her debut novel, The Line.
Rachel lives with her mother on The Property. The good thing about living there is that it’s far from the city where the oppressive government is most active. The bad thing, at least to most people, is that it’s close to the Line—an uncrossable section of the National Border Defense System, an invisible barrier that encloses the entire country.She can see the Line from the greenhouse windows, but she is forbidden to go near it. Across the Line is Away, and though Rachel has heard many whispers about the dangers there, she’s never really believed the stories. Until the day she hears a recording that could only have come from across the Line.It’s a voice asking for help.Who sent the message? What is her mother hiding? And to what lengths will Rachel go in order to do what she thinks is right?
Before we get into the guts of this interview, let me remind you that Teri Hall is giving away one ARC of The Line. This is NOT the same as Lauren Oliver's giveaway! They're two separate contests, people, so don't get that confused. However the rules remain nearly the same for both:
To enter this contest, comment under this interview with at least a name and an email address. Those are required. You won't be entered without them. For one more entry, pump this contest somewhere on the web (twitter, blogs, myspace, etc, etc.) and comment with the link. Between the link and your original entry, you can have a total of two entries. Additional comments/links won't count. Entries for Lauren Oliver's contest do NOT count in this one!
The contest runs one week. That means starting today--March 4--and running until next Thursday--March 11. Due to the other giveaway that is going on, I'll announce both sets of winners next Saturday (March 13.)
Winners: I'll contact the winners about how to receive your prize.
Doesn't sound too complicated, right? If you're still a little confused you can comment with questions in this post, or check out the full set of rules in my previous giveaway post. Now. On to the interview!
Teri Hall lives in Washington State with her dog, Simon, and her two cats. The Line is her first novel. It has been optioned by Sony Pictures Television as an original TV series. The sequel, Away, comes out in early 2011. You can find out more about Teri and her novels by visiting her website.