Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Interview with Nichola Moffat

Are you a mom (or parent)?

I’m not and don’t intend to be for a few years yet! I’m only twenty, give me a bit of time. I would like to be a mother some day though.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

I guess the common theme in all my work is that you have to take chances in life no matter the risk. We can’t be afraid of the consequences or we’ll never move forward, we’ll just sit in our little bubble, too afraid of the world to go and experience it.

Which romance book or series (or other genre, if you don’t write romance) do you wish you had written?

I suppose the obvious answer is Harry Potter! It’s not exactly romance but it’s fantastic. If I had to choose something closer to a romance though (and I know I’m not quite there!) I’d say The Hunger Games. Both series have stayed with me and kept me thinking long after I’ve turned the last page. That’s the mark of a good book.

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

Now that’s a tough one! I’d say Leon Peyton from Solace. He’s such a kind soul, and the way he loves Isabella is how every woman should be loved. He’s also very easy to write, his story is just there in front of me yearning to be told. The book is over but with Leon there is so much more to say. If I had to just write about him forever, I don’t think it would be boring.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

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.

What book are you reading now?

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

What is 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.

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

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