Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Interview with Nicola Black

Hello my amazing followers and lurkers, today I'm hosting my very first Blog Tour courtesy of Making Connections. To celebrate the fourth stop on the Tour we are welcoming author Nicola Black and her debut work A Story Not Wished to be Read, a collection of reflective poems.

For my review of the book you can click this link.

Nicola Black has always been a very creative young woman. When she was younger, she and her mother would make up stories together. As Nicola got older, she started writing them down. However, she would never finish anything. Throughout school, she had to write poems for English. She was homeschooled and her patient mother taught her how to write well. Eventually, Nicola started writing poems outside of school projects. At first she did not think they were very good, but after a while, she finally published her first set of poems on Smashwords. After receiving some very good reviews, she finally realized that she could write. Nicola Black is currently working on three novels and a compilation of short stories.

Nicola Black has been to Scotland three times, but is currently living in the South. She has also joined the Navy and is going to boot camp in September. She also enjoys writing music.

Q&A Interview with Nicola Black:

Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and about your writing.

Nicola: Well I’m just a young woman with a huge imagination. My childhood was a bit rough, and I think that helped me to sympathize with people and situations. I have a huge imagination and could probably dream up just about anything. I think my writing reflects a lot of that.

Q: What inspired you to make a poetry book?

Nicola: I actually didn’t start my poetry for a book. I just wrote down ideas that would pop into my head, and it sort of accumulated over the years. Then I put it up on Smashwords to see what kind of response it would have. I was surprised at all of the great feedback.

Q: What is the overall feeling that you wish your readers can take away from the book?

Nicola: I think my biggest thing is to have faith. I’ve struggled with that over the years, but I guess I want others to learn from my mistakes. It can be faith in yourself or faith in a loved one. Even faith in God, if that’s your thing. It’s harder if you don’t have that faith.

Q: Most of the poems have a dark undertone to them; do you like playing with the idea of what lies hidden within the mind?

Nicola: Yeah, I really do like exploring the “dark passages” so to speak. The mind can be a very powerful thing, and I like exploring different aspects of that.

Q: When writing, do you draw from personal experiences or from others around you?

Nicola: I definitely draw from personal experiences. I’ve had a lot, so it gives me fuel. I was worried at first having people read my poems for that very reason, but then someone said that they could relate to them as well. So I guess it’s like a good song: people need to hear that kind of thing and realize that other people are going through the same thing and they’re not alone.

Q: What is next for you?

Nicola: Next for me is the Navy. I joined recently and I’m shipping out Sep. 10. I’m also writing music; I recently finished my first album, though it’s not going anywhere. And I’m writing several other books, so hopefully people will get to read those in the next year or two.

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  1. great interview and post Mel, loved it thanks Nicola for sharing with us.

    1. It was a pleasure! Thanks to Mel for having me! ~Nicola

    2. You are welcome any time.

  2. Wonderful interview Mel!! It's good to know more about Ms. Black, her poems are down-reaching O;)


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