It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I’ve been writing, doing school, I had one of my short stories shoot into the top 10 category for Short Stories on Amazon, so it’s been busy, to say the least!
Anywho, here’s a long overdue interivew with author, Nicki Lynn Justice!
Logan Rutherford: Tell us a little bit about your self, and about you latest book.
hobby farm with my husband, 4 amazing children, 7 horses with different
personalities, 3 wonderful dogs and 2 great kitties! When I am not feeding my
horses or cleaning up after my kids I am either reading, writing, taking kids to
practice/appointments/4H/pony club/school or sports functions, or camping! I
love going for coffee and chatting about what I’m reading and/or what my friends
I have always loved to read, ever since
my dad read “Green Eggs and Ham” to me. About 10 years ago, while reading “Green
Eggs and Ham” to my oldest daughter, I suddenly understood what Dr. Seuss and my
dad were up to! I realized what a powerful tool stories
I’ve always written, although what I’ve
written has changed over the years. I wrote stories in school, then spent 7
years writing papers while I was in university. After I graduated, I spent a lot
of time writing opinion papers on legal issues. It wasn’t until I had my first
child, who is now 21, that I began writing for fun again. I have written on and
off during the years, but the desire to write is something that has never left
THE ORACLE, the first book in NINE LIVES, my new YA Futuristic
Fantasy series is available on Amazon kindle. Just click on
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FGAQ12!THE NINE LIVES SERIES:
THE NINE LIVES SERIES,
of which THE ORACLE is the first book, is the story of an average teen
girl who takes a cosmic leap from 21st century Earth to a backwards 26th century
prison planet, where it is common knowledge that Earth no longer exists. Can
Marina, who needs to figure out not only who she is but who she isn’t, prevent
Earth from sliding into a barren, cold non-existence? She going to give it all
she’s got, but to do that she needs some help. She turns to Brahmin, who, in her
words, is “awfully built jail-bait”, and her friends and family, to stage the
greatest battle the universe has ever known!
Combine the romantic
suspense element of Twilight and the other-wordly elements of Avatar within the
framework of the global warming debate, and you have a summer read that makes
everyday seem like a beach day.
Here’s the blurb for THE ORACLE:
Everyone has bad hair
days, and Marina is no exception. What she doesn’t understand is why her bad
hair days are always the worst ever! An accidental journey to a world far in the
future because of her grandpa’s psycho cat pretty much makes her day not only
the worst ever, but wins the title of most bizarre day ever.
In the chaos
that ensues as she tries to find her way home, Marina embarks on a quest to find
and rescue the mother that she never knew. In order to do so, she needs to learn
a valuable life lesson. Not only must she accept who she is, she must come to
terms with who she isn’t.
This story targets young adult readers, and
deals with the personal responsibility we all have for the “Green” movement and
taking care of our planet, while tackling the often-sticky issue of the need for
young people today to take school seriously and pursue education as a way to
make a difference in the fate of this world.
entertaining way to get a message out. Also, no one wants to listen to me talk.
LR: Where and when do you write the most?
but I also write when I take my kids somewhere and want to kill time. Or I will
write when I’m a passenger on a long road trip, My favorite place to write is
in my backyard on those warm fall days when there is lots of sun and no pesky
mosquitoes or bugs.
traits that an individual would have to have to make it happen. Then the
character seems to take on a life of their own.
ereaders are the way of the future. Once I decided that I wanted to be in the
e-book market, self-publishing was a no-brainer. I don’t like working for other
people. I love being self-employed!
adult/fantasy stories are Moses Siregar, Kevis Hendrickson, Carl Ashmore,
Charles Mooneyham, and, last but not least, Amanda Hocking. Of course, everyone
loves J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer. For adult stories, my indie
picks areTracy Cooper-Posey (she writes amazing books for adults in different
genres from paranormal to romantic suspense and everything inbetween…and alot
of her stories are a little bit different and very strong and cutting edge in
the romance area). I also love D.D. Scott and her “Boot-scootin
Blahnicks” series, as well as her “Cozy Cash Mysteries”. Sybil Hodge and Chicki
Brown are favs as well. Of course, I will always grab a new book by Nora
Roberts/J.K. Robb, or Dianna Gabaldon.
“Outlander” novels are a close second.
get noticed. Sites like this one are so wonderful! Those of us who are “indie
authors” get some great exposure for free. I appreciate every bit of that, as
well as the work that goes into maintaining a site such as this one. So, I guess
this is where I get to give a *High Five* to Logan!
Goodreads, and Mobileread.
I have my own horse, a 10 year old quarterhorse mare, and we have shared some
great trailrides. I think my love of the great outdoors, and my wish to preserve
our wonderful wilderness areas, comes from my horseback rides. I have ridden on
trails through some beautiful areas, and contemplated the works of nature. You
might notice that horses play a big part in The Oracle. You’ll have to read it
to find out how and why though.
much me uplugged…just your basic rural Alberta mom with an opinion on
EVERYTHING from soup to nuts, including reading, writing, weightloss secrets
that really work (ha ha got you), how to be a millionaire (or not), self-help
(okay, sure), and gourmet cooking (K.D. forever)!
and a Twitter account.