Today I welcome A. Nybo to the blog to answer a few questions for Author Interview³.
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
1. I’ve tried to give up writing several times
2. I kept coming back
3. I saw a call for manuscripts and decided, on a whim, to try to write to the requirements. I succeeded!
2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
For my new novel, The Shaman of Kupa Piti, I would say; Australian and playful. Someone else used the word ‘cinematic’, so I’ll go with that!
3) Name 3 of your literary influences
Today my influences are:
1. Adrian McKinty
2. Karin Slaughter
3. James Lee Burke
4) Share your 3 favourite books
Right now. my three favourite books are:
1. Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly
3. Any Dave Robicheaux novel
5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
1. Pen & paper
2. MS Word
6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
1. In nature
2. In the warmth
3. In comfort
7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
1. What every writer wants…for readers to enjoy my stories
2. A never-ending flow of inspiration
3. A never-ending flow of motivation
8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
1. Write what you want not what you think others want
3. Let your interests lead the way
9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
1. Finish what I’ve started (second book of a series #1)
2. Finish what I’ve started (second book in series #2)
3. Finish what I’ve started (third book in series #1)
10) Tell us about your latest release
The Shaman of Kupa Piti is a mm romantic mystery/suspense.
Sergei Menshikov is a man who tries to deny his shamanic roots, but his past comes crashing around him when a series of ritualistic murders take place in the Australian outback town of Coober Pedy. When Leon Armstrong, the Australian Federal agent assigned to the case, travels to Coober Pedy, he soon discovers that life isn’t as it seems.
In their mutual quest to end the murders, Sergei and Leon are thrown together. While Leon fights the emotions he is developing for the Russian, Sergei has no such doubts for the spirits have informed him that Leon is to be his mate.
30 July 2019
pp.193 ebook (approx. 65k words)
Heat Level: Explicit
DSP Publications / Amazon / Kobo / B&N
When an international case involving a series of ritual murders lands in his lap, strait-laced and logical Agent Leon Armstrong is going to need some help.
Leon follows the trail to the opal-mining town of Coober Pedy, Australia, where he gets tangled up with the wild Russian mystic Sergei Menshikov. Despite his commitment to rationality, Leon discovers he isn’t immune to the way of the spirits, no matter how much he’d like to think so. When Sergei tells him he treads a predestined path, Leon’s world turns upside down.
Leon’s experiences in Coober Pedy will change his life forever, but can he hold out against Sergei and the spirits—who Sergei claims have chosen them for each other?
About the Author
A. Nybo has tried conventional methods (a psych degree and a GC in Forensic Mental Health) but far prefers the less conventional, such as the occasional barbecue in the rain, four-hundred-kilometre drives at 1:00 a.m. for chocolate, and multiple emergency naps in any given twenty-four-hour period.
Western Australian born, she has been spotted on the other side of the planet several times—usually by mosquitoes. She’s also discovered Amazonian mosquitoes love her just as much as they do in her home state.