Sunday, January 15, 2012

Welcome Back Jill Williamson

Welcome back to the book loft, Jill. Is there a story behind this book?
I was riding in a car through upstate New York with my sister. We were going to pick apples. We passed endless amounts of ranches, orchards, and farms. It got me thinking. What if there was a farm where they grew people? Clones. It could be called Jason Farms. And that’s where the idea for the story came from.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading? 
I like everything. Young adult stories, fantasy, and mystery/suspense novels are my favorite. I also really enjoy historical fiction. I just finished Lis Wiehl’s Waking Hours which is a murder mystery with a supernatural twist.

If you were a style of music, what style would you be?
Rock and Roll

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I dressed up as Waldorf, my husband dressed up as Statler, and we hosted a teen variety show in the theme of the Muppet Show at our church to raise money for teen camps. I look pretty funny with choppy white hair.

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
Taxes, accounting, budgeting… I see a pattern here.

What's your favorite meal with family and friends? 
Fettuccine Alfredo. Here is my recipe:

1/2 cup chicken stock or canned chicken broth
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 pound fettuccine, cooked al dente and drained
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1. Heat chicken stock until reduced by half.
2. Add the cream and cook until reduced by half again.
3. Add the butter and cheese to the pan and stir until butter is melted
4. Add the pasta and toss until pasta is coated with sauce.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
6. Sprinkle with parsley and more grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

 Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.    
Galatians 5: 22-23—But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
I love this verse for a few reasons. First, I have it memorized—though I always flip around gentleness and faithfulness. And since I have a terrible memory for memorizing, the verses I can recite to myself have a special place in my heart. Second, when I am behaving in a way that is not listed here, this verse reminds me that I’m being filled with something else at that moment. And even though my emotions are running high and I’m angry or jealous or hurt, reciting this verse gets my thoughts back in the right place.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
Well, I’m not positive, but I think that my next book release will be The New Recruit, a young adult spy kid story that will come out this October from Marcher Lord Press.

Today’s Giveaway:
Jill Williamson is giving away a copy of Replication.
The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

9 comments:

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this fascinating story :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Funny how the mind works; from innocent apple farms to cloning human farms. Love the intensity the book brings.
jennydtipton[at]gmail[dot]com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Teela said...

thanks for piquing my interest to Replication book and Thanks, Jill, for sharing your recipe. Gotta give that one a try! teelayoung@hotmail dot com

Sharon A. Lavy said...

This story does look awesome!

Jill Williamson said...

Thanks for all the comments, guys! It was fun to do the interview. And I think you will like that recipe Teela. It's yummy.
:-)
Jill

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

I can't wait to read this!
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Bethany said...

This one is definitely on my to-read list! I'd love to win a copy :)

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Sharon A. Lavy said...

Check this blog 1-25-2012 to see who wins Jill's book!

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