This week, I am going to jump at the opportunity to interview a wonderful woman who has written about Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy that has enticed many readers. Her name is Nancy A. Nation, and I’m excited to get this chance!
Interviewer: Welcome to the interview!
Nancy: Thank you!
Interviewer: So let’s start off a bit different than I have with the first two and tell us about yourself.
Nancy: I am the first born of three siblings. I received a degree in Idaho for Computer Information Systems. I had a successful screen print and embroidery business in town which fulfilled my creative energy. I raised three poodles, one after the other, no children. I’m one of those people that if I have a problem, I fix it or find someone who will.
Interviewer: You definitely sound like you don’t like to wait to get things fixed if you can do it yourself. That is very similar to me, so I like having that in common. Tell me, when and why did you begin writing?
Fiona: In 2011 I was in a library in Yuma, Arizona where we were staying for the winter and saw a sign that said, “if you have a story, our writing club meets on Tuesday” Having nothing else to do I signed up and found it was a working writing club. Two years later I published my first book, Similar But Not the Same. I chose sci-fi as my genre because it gave me more flexibility.
Interviewer: What inspired you to write your first book?
Nancy: I wanted to project how we as humans may be living in the future and how some of the mistakes our leaders do today can affect our lives long term.
Interviewer: Interesting ideas and I see you have a number of books available. Is there a message in your novel(s) that you want readers to grasp?
Nancy: When I began writing my first book, I had no idea that religion or concepts like retribution would be something I would attain. I have been exposed to vindictive people, so I use that in a few books. I try to show how the wrongs in this world can be righted in the fantasy world.
Interviewer: I love that. To use the fantasy world to show the ways to right the wrongs of the real world is very unique! Now a fun question. If you were to find out that you books were to be made into a film or just one of your books, who would you prefer play the lead?
Nancy: The lead would have to be of American Indian descent because my main character is Navajo. He’s broad and tall with long black hair. Sorry gals, I married him off. I really don’t know of any particular actor currently that could play this part. Maybe someone who is reading this might have an idea?
Interviewer: I’m sure my readers might be able to come up with an actor that fits your description. So is there anything you want to tell your readers?
Nancy: I am sure you will all like my stories. They are fast paced, thought provoking, and always have a happy ending. That’s another reason I write, my readers want to know what happens next.
Interviewer: Awesome. I like fast paced books as they tend to keep me entertained more. As we wind this interview down, do you have any advice for other writers?
Nancy: Read, read, read. Then write like nobody cares.
Interviewer: Excellent advice and I would like to thank you for doing my interview today.
Nancy: It was my pleasure!
For anyone who would like to find out more about Nancy and her books, please visit her blog and her website.
You can find her blog here.
You can find her website here. Her website has all of her books available for purchase through varying locations and also from her as well!