Isn't it so pretty?
Without further ado, here is the interview:
Welcome, Nadine! Thank you so much for agreeing to visit my little corner of the internet!
It's a very pretty corner, if I do say so myself. I adore elvish forests.
Thank you very much! So, when did you start writing?
This might sound like a cop-out, but I really think I was born to write. I made my first journal when I was 7 years old and started documenting my life from then on out. I've always thought and processed life in terms of stories. It wasn't until I was a teenager when I decided I wanted to write a full book. Then in college I decided to write seriously and go after publication. Frankly, I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew I wanted to write.
Seems like most authors were born to write. :) What has been your greatest resource along your writing journey?
Hmm...I'd have to say my greatest resource -- aside from prayer -- is actually a person. Jeff Gerke is a writer and editor and the former owner of Enclave Publishing (my publishing house!) back when it was Marcher Lord Press. I met him at a writer's conference as a teenager and then attended his classes every time I returned to that conference. He remembered me and always gave me great advice and ended up offering me my first contract. Now that I'm published, I frequently shoot him e-mails asking for advice or just general questions. He's been a fantastic mentor (and I'm not sure he even knows it!) So...what can others take away from this? Probably this piece of advice: go to a writer's conference (even if it's small) and don't be afraid to meet people! Especially the "professionals" because you never know how they'll help you down the road. :)
I think every book reflects a bit of its author. :-) When I'm not writing, I'm usually editing. I have my own editing business and there's yet to be a day that felt like work. Other than that, hubby and I like to be adventurers. We travel the world when we can (or just travel around in our small valley) and I read every moment I can! Some other odd things I like to do is hunt for morel mushrooms (in the spring) and huckleberries (in the fall) and we make our own vanilla extract! Occasionally selling it at farmer's markets.
Thank you so much for having me, Alea! It's been a pleasure to be a guest on your blog and to let you (and the awesome readers!) into a bit of my world. :) Book two (A Time to Speak) comes out in the fall! All updates come through my newsletter.
And that's it, folks! I hope you enjoyed it as much as i did! Until next time, tally ho!
Cool, right? She dealt with ink splotches before even knowing how to spell. She never decided to become a writer. Her brain simply classified it as a necessity to life -- like bathing, eating, and sleeping.
Nadine is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She writes stories about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination.
When she's not taste-testing a new chai or editing fantasy novels, Nadine is out traveling, finding new music, and pursuing active life.
Her debut dystopian novel, A Time to Die, released Fall 2014 from Enclave Publishing.