Monday, August 06, 2012

Interview with Nichola Moffat

What inspired you to become an author?

I’m a dreamer, plain and simple. I love nothing more than exploring my own imagination and it’s such a pleasure to share it with others.

Do you write in different genres ?

At the moment, no. I’m happy with what I’m doing, I write the stuff I’d like to read. As I get older (as I’m only twenty), I have no doubt my taste in fiction with change and therefore I predict my writing style and genre will too.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

I don’t feel that I ever title the book, the title comes to me. I could sit all day and think of ideas but in the end something will come out of nowhere to me and it will just be right.

What book are you reading now?

I’m currently reading the Hobbit in preparation for the film coming out later this year.

What books are in your to read pile?

Well, I guess it makes sense to go from The Hobbit to the Lord of the Rings. After that I quite fancy reading The Railway Man.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

My next novel will be called Past Sundown, set a few years in the future after the greatest war mankind has ever seen. With the most of the men having been killed in battle, it’s a woman’s world now… I won’t spoil any more but let’s just say these women have an interesting way of doing things.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Just keep writing, it’s as simple as that. You won’t ever make it if you stop.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

For every one of my books, even the unfinished ones, I have an individual playlist on my iPod. I love music and hearing just how my characters are feeling really helps me write.

The Days Before
By Nichola Moffat and Lubowa M.Planet

Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1470153434
ASIN: B007K8DC32

Number of pages: 358
Word Count: 41,188

Book Description:

The days before is a novel of Fantasy and mystery.

In this novel, Ollie Connor is a man with many answers, but his very existence raises many more questions, just as Emylya is about to find out.

When Emylya has an accident which brings her close to losing her life she ends up in Ollie's world, a place between death and life. Back on Earth her body is in a deep coma which she may never wake from. Ollie can change that. He's an Angel of Death and one with an offer to make.

To get the offer means you’ve missed an opportunity, one that could have brought you untold happiness. Emylya can, if she chooses, go back to Earth for thirty days, and try to find her opportunity on the condition she forfeits her life entirely afterwards. Or she can lay back in her coma, and wait. It all comes down to how much she values her forever.

Enter Sam Fisher; he’s smart, handsome and about to burst into Emylya’s life in a riot of colour, taking her on a journey that will change both of their lives forever.

 Author Bio:

Nichola first started writing at the age of fourteen when she was entered into a local essay competition through school. Out of nearly three hundred entrants she came first, her prize being having her work published and receiving a laptop, and having caught the writing bug she has not stopped churning out words since.

By the age of seventeen she'd won another two competitions, had a short story published, won an award for her work and self-published two novels. Despite having a deep love for fiction she has also published  press releases, submitted several articles to a variety of websites and aided the company she previously worked for with business letters, press releases for both newspaper and radio and in-store posters.

Nichola Moffat was born in the United Kingdom where she currently lives at Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland


Nichola Moffat said...

Hey, thanks very much for hosting the Interview with me. It's great to have a way to connect with readers and have websites such as this and their owners to help me do so.

All the best,

Nichola Moffat