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.

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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!

nadiabashoo.com

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