Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Author Interview - Nisha P Postlethwaite on One Thousand Worlds

Nisha P Postlethwaite is today's interviewed author on One Thousand Worlds. Nisha first featured on this blog in December 2013 and you can read that post here.

Tell us about your latest book.

The First Sense eBook is set in not too distant future in a fictional new British city, and revolves around three unusual characters with extraordinary abilities.

Eiko uncovers secrets from shadows, smells memories, and reads between life’s lines. CafĂ© owner Thorsen, alleviates his customers’ mental afflictions with his mysterious but wonderful, culinary creations, and Zach gate-crashes others' thoughts for his self-gratification. All three struggle to understand their unwanted ‘gifts.’ As their stories unfold and lives intertwine, their mysteries unravel with tragic consequences.

This is a futuristic fable  about human longing, loneliness and love, stitched with irony, and the imaginary 'Lakes City' that sprawls over what was once Cumbria, provides an alluring backdrop for this futuristic fable. This novel blends science fiction with some of the very real complexities of human relationships.

How many books have you written?

One full-length novel (The First Sense published as an eBook in 2013)

A novella called Addicted under my maiden name 'Nisha Pannu'(published by Dark Asylum Magazine  in 1995)

What are you working on at the moment?

Two books - one the sequel to The First Sense, the other, a book of short stories.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?

As writers spend a lot of time working alone, I think it's important to make time for other social activities and different experiences. Not only is it good to have time out, but connecting with others feeds the imagination.

How much impact does your childhood have on your writing?

A huge one; growing up with all the trials, tribulations and schooling provided me with a lot of material to write about. 'School rooms'  and 'lecture rooms'  often appear in my writing . I wrote a lot of stories and poems as a child, and was often told off by teachers for 'day- dreaming' - when I was actually mentally creating new tales and prose in their lessons, (apart from in  English, English Literature and Art)

What was the greatest thing you learned at school?

That I am very creative and imaginative but it's taken me  well into my adult years
to fully harness that. Unfortunately our education system didn't  nurture artistic and creative talents but tended to push you into other subjects

If you could meet any of your own characters, who would it be?

Thorsen the cook and owner of The Edible Remedy Cafe in The First Sense.
I would like to hear his life story while working my way through his menu. I'm working on it...

Do you have a favourite character among the ones you've invented?

Eiko from The First Sense - her story is unfinished - and if you've read the novel you might be surprised to hear that . When I finished writing the book, I really missed all the main characters - just stepping into their shoes and listening to all their deepest, darkest thoughts.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Content and no older.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?

J K Rowling - to see inside a mind full of magic

What do you think about when you are alone in your car?

Everything - the longer the journey is the better my view becomes of  what was, what is and what could be. Driving away, puts everything into perspective.

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