Nora Gaskin

Publisher info

Nora is a working writer who lives in Chatham County, NC, just outside of Chapel Hill. She lives with her husband and dogs. Her favorite word is gratitude.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
A desire to be in control, I suppose. I had some experience with the current "traditional" publishing world. I had an agent and she worked hard for me, but was not able to find a publisher. I attempted to find another agent for a different book, and didn't get very far. With my third (first published) novel, I did a lot of research on how to publish myself and when I made the decision, there was no looking back. I'm all in.

I discovered that in centuries prior to the 20th, almost all writers were indie I like being part of that tradition.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the country near Chapel Hill, NC. The landscape certainly influenced me. The piedmont countryside is hilly and curvy. It does not give you vistas and long views. I want my writing to be like that--to draw you to the next page to see what comes next.

The town of Chapel Hill, a university town, is a place where stories are valued and people love to tell them.
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Where to find Nora Gaskin online


The Worst Thing
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,650. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Two intrepid young women move to the city, one to become a scholar, the other a supermodel. They look out for each other, support each other, until a stalker's shadow falls across them. The Worst Thing turns commonplace objects from young women's lives--selfies, cellphones, Google, glossy magazines, vintage fashion, and hair--into elements of suspense.
Time of Death
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
The true story of murder and injustice . . . On Christmas Eve, 1963, a young woman is murdered in her apartment in Chapel Hill, NC. Her husband is accused and his search for justice lasts two years and echoes through generations of two families. The idyllic college town in which crimes like that are impossible is also changed forever.
Until Proven: A Mystery in Two Parts
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Two young women are murdered in their homes, forty years apart. One of the crimes is solved, one is not. The families involved in both are forever changed. A murder mystery, yes, and also the multi-generational saga of two families in a changing South.

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