Super special day! We have an interview with H.L. Girton:
SC: Tell me a
little bit about your main character of this book.
is the heroine of The Accalia. She is an orphaned girl who grew up living off
the grid with her Aunt, the only living relative she has ever known. It was a
simple life for her and one she never complained of. As an orphan, Genesis
always wondered what life would have been like with a father and mother,
sibling maybe. So the Accalia starts off with this girl who is uncertain.
Someone who doesn’t know who she really is or where she comes from. Everything
she had ever know was secure and simple. A lot of her reality and the truth
about her was fabricated into adventurous stories and myths. Things she never
understood but imagined.
the story Genesis undergoes a tremendous amount of change in a short period of
time. Her entire world changes. It does a completely 180 on her. She grows from
this innocent, naive girl into a confident and strong woman. She has a lot of
self-doubt in herself at first. There is confusion and denial in what is real
and what is not. There is anger that she can’t help but give in to. She loves
tremendously but she holds herself back because she doesn’t fully believe in
herself until she begins to learn and accept who she really is.
SC: Do you
believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
HLG: I do
believe there are things we do not fully understand in this world. Things that
we could only imagine. I believe that there is more to life, the world, and
universe that we may never comprehend. I am a very spiritual person and my
roots are deep in my faith. I have to believe there is more to life than what
we are experiencing now. That our souls are more than just our bodies. I
believe in the divine experiences and the uncertain paranormal encounters.
I wouldn’t go
as far as saying for certain I have had something paranormal happen to me. I
wouldn’t say I have definite proof or can say for certain that I have had a
paranormal experience. I can say that I have had moments that made me wonder. I
have had experiences that made my faith renew or made my imagination soar.
Things that sound proof and facts couldn’t explain. I believe at some point
everyone experiences something they can’t explain.
titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
HLG:I have a
few titles that are ready for edits or are being worked on and nearing
completion for publication. I can say for certain that book two of The Accalia
Series, titled The Curse, will be my next release. It continues with Genesis’
story and further develops the characters along with her and destiny that she
is to fulfill.
that is ready for editing, and one I am anxious to get out, is a novella. It is
a short story that goes along with The Accalia series, titled The Lone Wolf,
which will take the readers deeper into the life of one of the characters I
love. Noah. Noah is a key character in this series and one that many readers
will hate. I say I love him for this reason. I have created a character with
Noah that is unlike any typical hero or heroine. Noah is selfish and ambitious.
He will do whatever is necessary and the consequences don’t frighten him. This
story will allow readers into his mind and see Noah for who he really is and
why. It is also meant to be released after book two because there are spoilers
in there and preparations for book three that will come after.
I also have a
standalone story that I have no yet titled in the cue line to be edited and
released. This story is a heartbreaking story about loss and love. It is a
whirl wind romance that is found in trying times. It is meant for the reader to
relate to tragedy and find hope and strength in those you love around you. I
actually wrote this book first. It was my first ever dare into this world, but
I decided against releasing it first because it means a lot to me. This story
is inspired from an event that happened in my life and sharing this with the
world will come when the time is right.
stories are in the works but not yet completed, book three to the Accalia
series and another paranormal/fantasy/romance that will be a standalone.
SC: Thanks so
much for taking the time to come chat with us today. Now let's take a look at
The Accalia Series
Genre: YA paranormal
Date of Publication: Aug 14th
Cover Artist: SK Designs
Tagline: The truth hurts more than secrets and lies
After traveling the country with her aunt, Genesis Berkley finally feels like she is home. Settling in Tillamook, Oregon, she begins a new life and everything seems to be going smoothly. That is, until she runs into a mysterious young man.
The feelings that he awakens are unsettling, and soon, her simple, peaceful world shatters. Lies and secrets are revealed, and danger lurks in every corner.
Now, Genesis must discover if she is strong enough to fulfill her destiny. Will she learn to accept the truth before it is too late.
“Please! I’m not
the Accalia as you all believe. I cannot be her.” I looked around at them,
their eyes locked onto me as I denied their silly prophecy. “I’m not a savior.
I’m not the girl they describe in here. I don’t know how to love like that. I
don’t have the power or strength to stop whatever it is the Accalia’s meant to
stop. I’m just me. I am just a normal girl who graduated high school a few
weeks ago. I’m sorry, but I’m not who you think I am.”
apologetic, but firm. I couldn’t be what they wanted me to be. I just wasn’t
that girl. The only love I had ever known was the love I had for Aunt Cammie,
and until I met Madeline, I hadn’t loved a friend before. They expected me to
be this all powerful, unconditional loving, Accalia, but I was nobody.
“You are the
Accalia, Genesis, and you will come to realize the importance of it in time.
You are also my daughter and both roles come with responsibilities and
Heather Girton has been a creative writer since her childhood, writing creative stories and poems for the love of imagination and literacy. It started out as an outlet for personal struggles and a way to cope with them through fictional fantasy and turned into a passion and need to share her aspirations with the world. It wasn’t until 2013 that she decided to share her talent through fictional novels due to the encouragement from her family and friends.
Since graduating high school in 2006, Heather has spent the last eleven years being a dedicated mother and military spouse. In that time she nurtured a family of four children all while traveling the country following her husband’s career. She spent the last five years working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. She has done volunteer work with grief support organizations gaining experience with her field of study.
Currently Heather lives in Texas with her husband, children, support dog, and lazy cat. She is an avid reader and loves it as much as she adores writing. She spends her free time sharing her devotion for it with her children. When she isn’t reading, writing or focusing on her family, Heather has a personal admiration for photography.