Hatred Day #1
Published January 29th 2016
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In the year 2052, it’s not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis.
Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: she will do anything to ensure her freedom. But her resolution is soon tested when the son of a high-ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the center of the interspecies war, one that might see the Inborns purged. Desperate to find a way out of the city for herself and her family, Snofrid risks making a deal with the manipulative Inborn Commander, Hadrian, and his brutal cadre of soldiers. Her task is simple: take part in a historic hunt that will bring wealth and fame to all who survive. Unfortunately, Snofrid’s role is one in which survival is rarely seen—the bait.
About the Author
T.S. Pettibone are the authors of The Hatred Day Series. Expected publication for book two, Verdict Day, is 2017.
T.S. Pettibone is the pen name of identical twins, Brittany and Nicole Pettibone. They were born in California, grew up in Kansas, and these days, live and write in California. On the rare occasion that they break from writing, they enjoy taking their dog on night walks, reading books by long deceased authors, drinking too much coffee and tea, traveling the world, making friends out of strangers and trying new things.
A big THANK YOU to the Perribone sisters for taking the time to sit down and answer some questions for me about Hatred Day and writing.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Was it something that you both worked out at the same time?
The writing fever struck us as different ages. Nicole was 13 and Brittany was 15. Luckily, we both fell in love with the same project (Hatred Day) and have remained equally dedicated to it since.
How was the idea of Hatred Day born?
We’ve always sought to write about the deepest conflict possible in our stories. And the idea of mankind having to coexist with extraterrestrial beings provided ultimate conflict. It was Brittany who thought of the initial premise for Hatred Day, but the story grew and changed as we did over time—9 years to be exact. Before publication in January 2016, it progressed through several titles and dozens of rewrites. Only two or three original story beats exist in the published novel.
How does the writing schedule work with the two of you?
We sit down and outline together, but we always write separately. Generally, we will each write a character’s point of view, or, if there is only one point of view, one of us will write it and the other will make edits, additions and cuts.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Coming up with ideas is easy. Executing ideas is difficult.
What do you think makes a good story?
A story that arouses a powerful emotional response in a reader. A story that teaches a reader something about life, about the world or about himself/herself. A story that entertains and uplifts a reader.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Nicole wanted to be an illustrator or a singer. Brittany wanted to be an actress.
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