Monday, January 14, 2013

Guest Post by Olivia Hardin author of Shifty Business

I have an eclectic television-watching repertoire. When I began writing Shifty Business I decided early on that Gerry would be a twin. This wasn’t an idle choice. I had seen a nature program about the blue-footed booby. The booby is a little bird that usually nests on the Galapagos Islands. What appalled me about the booby is that it sometimes practices what is called facultative siblicide: in other words when times are tough, the stronger chick will sometimes kill the sibling to get access to more food.

Well, Gerry and her sister aren’t boobies, but I figured if I added a little magic to the mix, that would explain the rivalry that would develop in their relationship.

Lo and behold, a few weeks after I finished writing the book, I came across an article on CBS News about twins. The article included a video taken during a study conducted by London’s Center for Fetal Health. The film seems to show the twins in-utero fighting each other for space.


So after viewing this video it seems to me that this could very well be how Gerry and Dy looked when they were in their Mum’s womb.

What do you think?


Shifty Business (Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy Book 3)
Gerry Hinton thought she had the perfect career as an operative for the Company. Her next assignment should have been another “mission accomplished”, but hell was delivering hand baskets that day.

When a little girl gives a mysterious silver box to Gerry, her world self-destructs. Suddenly under constant mental attacks, the only person who can save her is her partner, Nicky–but nothing comes without a cost. Secrets buried deep in the past begin to rise, threatening everything she holds dear.

If she can’t out run her past, can she save her future?

About the Author – Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.
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1 comment:

Olivia Hardin (Writer) said...

Hahaha... this post just shows how goofy my train of thought can be when I'm writing!

Happy reading, All!


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