Interview with A. Nation

Author of Short Reads 2

I'm retired and writing as much as I can. I have 20 novels and several novellas published. My genres are science fiction, urban fantasy, and travel mysteries.
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How would you describe <Short Reads 2> to a new reader?
  • A second book of my monthly newsletter and prompt stories
What was the inspiration behind <Short Reads 2> ?
  • I had more stories to share
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Diane Mott Davidson, Georgette Heyer, Isaac Asimov
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • speculative science fiction and fantasy
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Read as much as you can, then write, then save it
What's your writing process?
  • I think about the next scene a few days before I write it down. Sometimes a word comes to me from a TV show.
Which character in <Short Reads 2> has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • There are many characters
If <Short Reads 2> were to be adapted for TV or film, who would you see in the lead role? Who did you have in your mind’s eye when you wrote him/her?
  • new actors
How have readers responded to <Short Reads 2>?
  • Those with busy lives appreciate the short stories
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • Right now I'm gathering research to write about my grandmother
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