Interview with Elaine Nolan

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My cat meowing to get out... but once up it's the sense of adventure, of what the day will biring
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Either reading, playing music or composing... and at the moment I'm preparing for a singing exam.... so never really a dull moment
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually just browse through the genres that I like, and anything that catches my eye, I'll read the blurb, if I like the blurb, I'll get it... not that much different from buying a paper copy really....
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the very first one, but I do remember the story I wrote that was read out in class as an example of how words could paint a picture, it was the first time I realised just how powerful words could be
What is your writing process?
Usually I get out of the house, go to my fav coffee place, with notebook and pen and copious amounts of coffee... perhaps a strawberry pavlova....just to help the word flow a little better
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the very first one I ever read, but the one that sticks out in my mind is "The Silver Crown" but Robert C O'Brien, it blended urban with fantasy. I think I was most taken with how I lost myself in the book
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything really.... from Clive Cussler, to Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koontz to David Eddings and David Gemmel, even Russell Brand.....
What is your e-reading device of choice?
it's either my tablet or on my phone.... tablet's better...
When did you first start writing?
When I was about 13 years old... I had an amazing teacher who's stepped in to cover another teacher, and she was so encouraging
What's the story behind your latest book?
My obsession ...er... sorry, love of Celtic Mythology... we were taught a few stories as children, but Celtic history, and the mythology it's huge, vast, and such a rich and vibrant history, that would rival that of the Greeks and Roman, but sadly had gone relatively unknown....
What motivated you to become an indie author?
That's an easy one to answer... Rejection letters, and in abundance!!!
Published 2015-01-02.
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