Author Interview with Nadia Bashoo

Nadia Bashoo is the writer of such books as The Hand of Destiny series, Sacrifice, and her newest, Wolfsong.
I have been lucky enough to get an interview with her for Wolfsong.
Q: So tell me, what inspired you to write Wolfsong?
It came about because of an image I had of a wounded wolf and a girl crouching beside him.
Q: Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many. I love Cassandra Clare, Phillip Pullman, J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan to name a few.
Q: How long did it take to complete this novel? Were you satisfied with how it turned out?
It took a year to write the first draft, after which were several re-writes. I’m satisfied with how it turned out, but I’m not sure if I’ll write another paranormal romance. Certainly all my other ideas fall into the Fantasy/Adventure categories.
Q: What would you say your writing style is? Do you plan everything out? Do you write mainly on the computer or do you prefer to write long-hand like some other authors do?
I write on the computer. I’m blind and I use a speech software program to write with. I’m terrible at planning. I know how the book begins, ends, and some things in between, but generally I just go where the story takes me.
Q: Who was the first to read your book? What was their reaction?
My closest friend. She loved it, but she may have been a bit biased.
Q: Did you do any research for your story?
No, not for this one.
Q: What was the hardest part of your book to write?
My heroine’s reaction when she learned the truth about the boy she loves. It took ages to get it right.
Q: What do you want your readers to remember about your writing?
that it’s realistic.
Q: What is your worst habit?
checking my emails when I should be writing.
Q: What is the hardest part of writing, for you?
not having a comprehensive plan when I start.
Q: What do you wish you could do better?
I wish I could plan better.
Q: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
My Hand of Destiny series. They were the first books I ever wrote and the longest. Oh, and being recently compared to Phillip Pullman.
Q: How far are you on the sequel to this novel, if there is one?
Wolfsong is a stand-alone novel. I am now working on the first of what I hope to be a trilogy set in Camelot.
Everyone please give a round of applause for Nadia! Thank you for the wonderful interview!
Here are some of her links so you can go check her out for yourselves!


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