Interview with author NOLA SARINA
I am so excited to share my post today and do you know why?? Because I have had an awesome opportunity to interview the wonderful, amazing, and super talented Nola Sarina! Nola’s Vesper Novella GILDED DESTINY released this week and it is definitely OMG worthy!!! Congratulations Nola!!
I asked a few questions and I am sure if you ask your own in the comments section Nola would be happy to answer yours also!
1. What inspired you to begin writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a little girl. I was infatuated with the idea of many people reading a story I told, something I created, and once I started it wasn’t easy to put down, though I’ve taken a couple breaks here and there.
2. What genres do you write?
I write paranormal romance, contemporary fantasy, and horror. I love the mix of magic, darkness, and reality found in these genres.
3. Who is you favorite character in Gilded Destiny and why?
You’re asking me to pick my favorite kid?! JAMIE! Haha jk. Levi is my favorite in all the books that Sychar isn’t in. But don’t tell Levi that, because I think he might devour me for it. 😉 Honestly I just love the fine line he tip-toes between light and dark. Levi always struggles to make the right choice, weighing the good and bad in the eyes of his master, his conscience, and the morals he cherishes. He also holds himself to the highest standards – way higher than the standards of anyone else. He seeks to be the best in any situation, while always recognizing his need to improve his ways.
4. Which of your characters are you most like?
I think Calli has a voice that’s close to my own, though we’ve certainly had different experiences. I think and strive for my personal bests like Levi. I talk like Calli, and love like her, too.
5. Do you have any writing rituals?
I have to have a scene really captured in my head before I write it. I have to be feeling the emotion before I sit down to type it out. Sometimes the mood to write a scene strikes when I have like five minutes until I need to go pick up a kid from school… so I can’t start it, because if I start it I have to finish it. If I don’t finish it the first time, I’ll re-write it from scratch when I next sit down to write.
6. What is your advice for other authors?
Listen to those who are trying to help you improve. They are not insulting you. It’s not personal. They want you to succeed in every way, and wouldn’t offer you criticism if they didn’t think you were worth the time and effort. Take the advice, pick which to take and which to leave behind (because it’s YOUR story and you CAN tell them thanks but no thanks!), and pay it forward to another author who needs your guidance and experience down the line. 🙂
7. Share something about yourself that most people wouldn’t know.
I have seen every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. 😉
The Cover….WOW! WOW! WOW!
GO CHCEK IT OUT!!!! You have to have this story!!!