Friday, 6 February 2015

UNCOVERED INTERVIEWS: Jillianne Hamilton

This month sees the release of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire by Jillianne Hamilton; a chick-lit novel full of action and comedy that focuses on a 'professional' burglar. Needless to say, we just had to put our weekly questions to Jillianne to find out her inspiration behind the novel.

Tell us about your latest novel in 15 words or less.
Burglar Molly Miranda is partnered up with an untrustworthy wildcard for a job assignment. Hilarity ensues.

What inspired you to write Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire?
I was looking for a funny action novel featuring a female protagonist and I couldn't find one. I'd been trying to come up with a premise for a book for years. It totally figures that when I finally did, it was entirely by accident.

Where do you do most of your writing?
My corner desk in my bedroom/office on my iMac.

What is your favorite book?
The book that means the most to me in the whole world is "Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging" by Louise Rennison. It taught me at a young age that books can be funny.

Which part of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire did you enjoy writing the most?
The action scenes were so much fun. I also love writing the witty banter between Rhys (the aforementioned untrustworthy wildcard) and Molly. Witty banter is their natural state.

Who is your favorite literary heroine?
I live in Prince Edward Island so I'm tempted to say Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. I also adore Heather from Meg Cabot's Size 12 is Not Fat mystery series. And, obviously, Mia from The Princess Diaries.

Do you have any tips for readers who are looking to become published writers?
I skipped the traditional route and went right for publishing independently. If you're looking to go indie too, start learning what it takes to self-publish as early as you can. There is much to learn.

Are you working on anything else at the moment and if so, can you tell us?
I'm working on the sequel to Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire. While the first one takes place largely in England, this one takes place in France. It also picks up where we left off with Molly and the gang.

Thanks, Jillianne!

You can find out more about Jillianne Hamilton by visiting her website, Facebook, Goodreads, or by following her on Twitter.

Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire by Jillianne Hamilton
Professional, experienced contract burglar.

It’s not exactly something you can put on a business card.

Molly Miranda has made a successful living from “acquiring” valuables and delivering them to clients who pay buckets of cash for her unique services.

So what if she has to lie about her lavish lifestyle in Manhattan and her frequent trips out of the country? Molly has everything under control.

Things go astray when she knocks boots with her charming roommate right before taking off with an untrustworthy wildcard on a job assignment that doesn’t go quite as planned.

It doesn’t help that this new part-in-crime is super annoying. And attractive…

Join Molly on her hilarious adventures as she dodges bullets, trespasses, wears disguises, and steals her way into trouble.

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