The sun shines over Seattle and its suburbia, birds sing on trees, and I’m pleased to start the week by interviewing Elisa Nuckle, the author of Dominant Race. For a chance to win her scifi novella about genetically altered humans, enter the Indie Giveaway.
1. When you were a kid you wanted to be…?
A musician or a pro volleyball player. Then I started reading like crazy and started writing at around 11 and knew I didn’t want anything but that. Been actively pursuing a career as a fiction writer ever since.
2. The first book you read was…?
Oh gosh, that’s a tough one. The one I remember that had the most impact was Julie’s Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead-George. From there I started gobbling up chapter books really quickly.
3. You discovered you were quite good at writing when…?
I liked writing journal entries. When I was 11 I figured, hey, why not make a fanfic of this one anime I like? A year later I hand wrote, in bright pink gel-pen, 50 pages of a fantasy story involving shapeshifting lion-wolf-ish creatures from another world. Haha.
4. As a reader, your favorite genre is…?
Fantasy. As a writer, I’ve found myself leaning more towards science fiction, which surprised me at first. I still do both, but right now more scifi than fantasy.
5. No, really, what’s that title you’re hiding in your kindle…?
I admit I read some romance books I wouldn’t want to name because, well, the people I know would embarrass me about it to no end. Haha.
6. You write…?
Science fiction and fantasy. Sometimes they have heavy romance subplots, other times it’s pretty bleak.
7. The praise about your writing you like the most is…?
I think the fact that a reader once told me I could make them care while still making it an easy read was a good compliment.
8. What’s next…?
Dominant Race is the book available in this giveaway. Its sequel, New Fate, is almost finished. Then I plan on tacking the third and final book in the Modified Trilogy. Afterward, on to my fantasy series!
Elisa Nuckle is a twenty-something aspiring fantasy and science fiction novelist. It’s always been her dream to chase ideas down and put them into concrete words. Currently, she’s undergoing enlightenment at a community college in Houston, Texas, and plans on getting an English major in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.