Interview with Nicola Vallera

When did you first start writing?
I have always written about myself, my life and the surrounding environment since I was a child. I like creating and telling stories.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Unsatisfied Traveler is the story of a person who lives in the future and travels back in time. In the future that I describe in the novel, people's bodies are engineered to be "asexualized". The protagonist goes back in time, but nobody believes him/her story and he/she decides to write a book. The second character from our era reads the book, and gradually finds similarities between his life and the main character.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's difficult to tell. I feel enraptured by the story I write, and I see it. It's like if I am there, in a different world. I see people, things, landscapes, and they seem real. I can hardly tell the difference between reality and imagination.
What do your fans mean to you?
I welcome them to my world. I find the idea of sharing my thoughts with other people is fascinating.
Who are your favorite authors?
Franz Kafka, George Simenon, Italo Calvino, George Orwell
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The possibility of improving my knowledge.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Teaching English. Reading. Working out.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
"Heart" by Edmondo De amicis
What do you read for pleasure?
Novels, Scientific articles, newspapers.
Do you think the future will be the same described in your novel?
It might be!
Published 2015-12-22.
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Books by This Author

The Hot Summer of 1990
You set the price! Words: 49,930. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The novel’s setting is on board a train where Alan and Ralph become friends to the point the last shares his secrets with the former who asks burning questions and makes unpleasant assumptions. Alan suspects Ralph is a murderer.
Frame of Mind
You set the price! Words: 50,040. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This a story about a woman who lives in a dystopian society that forces her to work 24/7 and perform dodgy jobs murdering people. She executes her tasks through what appear to be video games and, at every slip, she gets a harsh punishment. An evil elite controls the world. Human beings must not leave the departments, and there are only robots populating the outer world.
Dorian's Bridge
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 50,700. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This a story about a beggar who spends his life on a bridge. The latter is everything for the poor mendicant who gets his daily cash by begging and carries on a miserable existence.He is in love with a noblewoman who, after having promised to marry him, never comes back. The bridge is alive and produces strange hallucinations.
Three Possible Women
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,020. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bo Walton, a scientist who builds up a time-machine to return to the 70s to meet her dead mother and brother. Bo uses an avatar to travel to the past as if it were a video game. However, when she attempts to remove her goggles to abandon the avatar, her brain gets doubled thanks to a quantum mechanics effect and, one Bo gets trapped in the avatar in the past.
Parallel Feelings
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
John Spencer, an ordinary man who struggles to get by. He hates his job, loves hanging out at the bar with his friends, and isn’t very lucky with love stories. All that changes when a mysterious man who presumably comes from the future warns him that the world is about to be destroyed by an imminent nuclear war. For that reason, he offers John the possibility to travel to the future.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
神秘, 魔法, 冒险, 一个美好的故事, 我的朋友威廉,住在我家隔壁,总是闷闷不乐,独来独往。他5岁,我6岁。这个街区的其他孩子都不和他玩,除了我。尽管他不太想和我说话,但他让我玩他的玩具,我们经常在他家和我家之间的空地上玩。
Cos'è successo alla signora del primo piano?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: Italian. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Un palazzo apparentemente tranquillo in una zona elegante. Un'anziana signora dedita alle sue piantine. Qualcosa di orrendo sta per accadere.
If Not Earth, What Planet?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Among billions of Earth-like planets in the galaxy, only four seem suitable for life as we know it on Earth. Will Mr. Machiko succeed in finding a new world to allow people to survive?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A man doesn't accept the rules. His only hope is running away.
1752 The Untold Massacre of Rome
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Strange people, a fancy palace, and another century. Get ready to face the most fearful story ever told.
La Vera Storia della Donna che Viaggiò nel Tempo.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: Italian. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Una scienziata, una vita di studi e un desiderio: viaggiare nel tempo. Ma cosa succede quando si ha a che fare con una dimensione nuova?
The Woman Who Literally Traveled Back in Time.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
She wanted to travel back in time. She wanted to see her youth again. The most fantastic adventure a human being could ever imagine. But, when she got trapped, a year full of memories might become the worst nightmare.
William's Secret
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A young girl finds a different world. It's a world of magic. There is a secret passage to get that kingdom. She wants to get to the castle. Will she succeed?
What Happened to the Lady on the First Floor?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A kind old lady takes care of her plants. Unaware about one of her neighbor's plan to murder her, she carries on her life. However, something is going to happen soon. No one is safe even in a wealthy neighborhood. Will the killer finally succeed?
Mr. Walsh and His Weird Ideas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A man, his obsession, an unfortunate victim to be sacrificed. The most compelling page-turner short story ever.
The Endless City
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A man trapped in an endless city. A man fighting against everybody and everything to find out the megalopolis truth. Who are those people trying to stop him? A long journey to discover what life is. Will he finally succeed?
The Unsatisfied Traveler
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,430. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Some characters get stranded in the space-time fabric. Their only desire is to understand what is going on.