Category Archives: Interviews
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!!!
I’m thrilled to announce that today I have the wonderful author Robb Grindstaff on here for an interview! Two weeks ago, I posted my review of Hannah’s Voice – and it was a staggering, without-a-doubt five stars, since the book absolutely blew me away. I invite you to check it out, enjoy the interview, and please don’t hesitate to post further questions for the author – I’m sure he’d be thrilled to know what you thought of Hannah’s Voice! Read the rest of this entry
Several weeks ago, I featured Kelley Armstrong’s THIRTEEN, the conclusion to the Otherworld series, as a review article on New Stories, Old Book. Kelley’s Otherworld series is packed with fantastic action and Biblical influence, as well as characters that span over all thirteen novels and unique voices for each. Kelley was kind enough to grace us with an interview for our blog, and I’m so pleased to welcome her as she shares her thoughts with us on Biblical elements in fiction, New Adult as a category and…. *drumroll* …news about the BITTEN tv show based on Kelley’s Otherworld series! Read the rest of this entry
I was absolutely overjoyed when Jacqueline Carey agreed to do an interview for us here at New Stories, Old Book. Her Kushiel’s Legacy series has inspired Biblical FanFiction in so many forms, and she incorporates inspiration from several different areas of spirituality. It’s also a series with a fantastic level of passion, adventure and settings that have enchanted a massive fanbase. Marque tattoos have become a popular expression of the intensity for which fans have fallen in love with the series, and Jacqueline is a wonderful inspiration for authors everywhere.
She’s also quite busy these days with a deadline looming, so we are honored to have her share her time with us today.
I met Byron in a writers’ group on Facebook. Imagine my delight when I found out his first book, Rockapocalypse, is what we like to call a Biblical Fanfic! So I asked him if he’d come chat with us for a bit. Here’s how that went down: Read the rest of this entry
Christine Hughes is the author of TORN – a Biblical FanFic young adult novel about Samantha, the teenage girl who must take her father’s place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels: the Faithful and the Exiled. TORN received a 2012 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention and is available on Amazon, published by Black Opal Books, and Christine is one of many authors on the Literary Powerhouse group who appreciates writing of the highest quality and fiction from unique perspectives. Read the rest of this entry