28 June, 2016

#Interview with Nick Knardirell, #Author of Minnesota: Her Account; Her View

About the Author:

Author, Nick Knardirell has written, produced and directed three original stage plays, written thirteen songs and six screenplays.  Her latest crime fiction novel, Minnesota: Her Account; Her View, was released October 2015. 

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Interview with the Author:

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
I was 6 years old and had to stay home from school with the Chicken Pox. While at home I was bored; couldn't play with anyone because all the neighborhood kids were at school and my mom wouldn't let me go outside. So, I started journaling and have continued to this day. 

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
For Minnesota, I imagine a powerful female crime boss. I thought it would be interesting to see that world from the eyes of a female. 

Tell us about your writing process.
I allot a certain amount of time to write and  I stick to it. Within that time; nothing else matters. Once I brainstorm what each scene will be about, who will be in it, what light I want shed, I go from there. I'm hard on myself and I don't move from that particular part until all questions/every angle has been covered. 

What is your most interesting writing quirk?
If there were one, it would be that I can write absolutely anywhere and on anything that will hold ink including my hands. 

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Be willing to stick it out and become friends with the word "no."

If you were to be stranded on the famous deserted island, what three things would you carry?
A blank composition book, pack of pen and a dictionary. 

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
I like to visit with friends and family. I don't have any one particular favorite place. 

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
I would like to spend some time in Greece. 

Tell us three fun facts about yourself.
I cannot put an outfit together, I have to have help, I'm really a silly person with serious moments, I really appreciate things money could never buy. 

About the Book:

Minnesota, details the upbringing, rise and fall of crime lord, Fuada Busticnam. Leading a double life as a crime lord and an upstanding citizen with civil duties, Fuada would be the least likely candidate to commit any criminal activity. From prison, she narrates the life she led. Innocent bystanders who escaped from prison to clear their names must journey to Minnesota in order to find Fuada. Her brother and the FBI await Fuada's arrival, but mayhem ensues!