Interview with A. Nation

Author of The Painting - A Vella

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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Quick description of the book for a new reader - what should they expect?
  • This is a Kindle Vella story. The first three episodes are free. Tokens are free or at little cost to read the 11 episodes total.
    A retired painter paints a slice of Americana of his town and the people he knows. One night a terrible storm changes their lives.
What was your inspiration for this book?
  • My brain. It came to me one night
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Agatha Christie, Ray Bradberry
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • Any town, USA
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Read as much as you can and take a few grammar courses
Could you talk a little about your writing process?
  • I think most of the story through and visualize the scenes and characters as if I'm watching a movie.
Which character has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • Gustav
If the book 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 ?
  • I don't know
How have readers responded ?
  • I just put it into Kindle Vella, so no comments yet
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • The 10th book in my Domino Sagas that connects to the Quest series
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A retired painter creates an Americana painting of his home town. During a terrible storm, his artwork changes the lives of those he knows. This is a Kindle Vella, the first three episodes are free and free with your 200 tokens Amazon has given you.