Friday, February 28, 2014

Nil Blog Tour and Interview!

Today on the blog, I have the lovely author Lynn Matson joining me to so I could interrogate her. Er... I mean interview her about the creation of Nil. My review of Nil is here. If you still have no idea what the heck a Nil is. Here is what you can expect from the book:

On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days--to escape, or you die.
Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field.
Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with dangers, their greatest threat is time.


1. In the book, a requirement to join the City is that you need to contribute something. What would be your contribution?

Oh my gosh--GREAT question! Probably something involving food. Definitely involving food. I love to eat.:)

2. How long would you last on your own on Nil?

On my own?! Probably not very long! Especially if I was still running around naked…lol Seriously, it would be tough to figure out the rules without help, not to mention how exhausting it would be to hunt for food every day. And run from hyenas. And tigers. And …:)

3. If you could have any ally on Nil fictional, dead, alive or otherwise, who would be your companion?

My first thought was Bear Grylls. I mean, how handy would Bear be as an ally?! But then I realized that he's not a teenager so he'd never make it to Nil. My second thought was Katniss, because she's tough and crazy  good with a bow. But then I thought having someone who already had a handle on Nil would be the best choice. So I'd probably pick Natalie. She's strong, kind, and a tested Nil veteran. 

4.Did you draw a sketch of the island? If yes, please share.

I drew a VERY rough sketch of NIL in one of my notebooks that I brainstormed in, but nothing very detailed. I'm not skilled at drawing (in fact I'm TERRIBLE!)--I have no sense of scale. I also drew little mini sketches in the margins of the notebook…more like doodles. But I have a complete aerial view of NIL in my head, which I realize is NO HELP AT ALL. :)

5. What would you miss most about life off the island?

The people I met while on Nil. It would be hard not knowing what happened to the people I left behind on Nil...that's one of the things about NIL that intrigued me as I was writing--how would the teens who survived feel when they got home? How would they deal with the not knowing?

6. What happens at midnight on day 365?

That's one of the big questions, right? I'll leave that one up to the reader. :) And maybe a sequel. :)

About Lynne:

Lynne is a former attorney who thinks writing books for teens is much more fun. :) Her debut novel, NIL, a YA thriller with a SF twist, will be published by Macmillan/Henry Holt on March 4, 2014.

When she's not writing or reading, you'll find her hanging out with her husband and their 4 boys, usually at the beach. Cookies are her kryptonite, especially thin mints.

If you've enjoyed this, please be sure to hop on over to the rest of the blog tour spots to see what types of questions they were asking to to see what they thought of the book.

Feb 17: Dana Square Interview
Feb 18: Book Loving Mom Review
Feb 19: Jenna Does Books Guest Post
Feb 20: Word Spelunking Review 
Feb 21: Book Addict's Guide Interview
Feb 24: Great Imaginations Review 
Feb 25: A Backwards Story Guest Post
Feb 26: Two Chicks on Books Interview 
Feb 27: As Told by Rachel Review 
Feb 28: Paperback Princess Interview 
Mar 3The Best Books Ever Review
Mar 4Wastepaper Prose Review 
Mar 5Book Haven Extraordinaire Review
Mar 6Good Choice Reading Interview 

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