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Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Author Interview : Nicole Plyler Fisk, author of 'The Pirate Train’ (Part 2)
Read up, the second part of Nicole Plyler Fisk 's Interview. In this, she tells us which book is coming from her next, who told her she could become the author she is today, and suggestions to publish a book, she also tells us what
she's reading currently and also her favourite authors, among others,
What book is
coming from your desk, next? When do you see it released?
Coming soon: ‘The Pirate Train, Book 2: Gem Mountain’.
Synopsis: It’s Pirate Mom’s birthday, and the Yo-Ho-Mateys are off
to Gem Mountain, Montana to search for Mom’s favourite gemstone: the star
sapphire. Or, at least Pirate Bro, thinks the star sapphire is Mom’s favourite gemstone. He may be in for a
Available for purchase: December 2016.
Who was it that told you that you could become the
author, you are today?
This is a hard one, because I’ve always thought of myself as
a reader and a writer. I wrote my first indie book
when I was my son’s age (six years old), and in the pre-Internet age, I made
the cover out of cardboard and wallpaper. But kudos to my husband who has been
super-supportive of ‘The Pirate Train’ and agreed to go the nontraditional indie
route with it.
Impatient person that I am, I’ll never be a good fit for
traditional publishing (i.e., once the article or book is done, I want it out
Do you have
any suggestions for anyone who is looking to publish a book?
in too much of a hurry (advice from
someone who is
Nicole Plyler Fisk
always in a hurry). I solicited revision suggestions for both
the text draft and the draft-illustrations from trusted friends, and that was
‘The Pirate Train’wouldn’t be what it is without those
invaluable suggestions, one of which included: make Mom’s waistline realistic
rather than Disney-skinny.
are you currently reading?
Because my kids are homeschooled and we listen to audiobooks when
they commute with me to work, I’m always reading (or listening) to a couple of
I’ve had different favorites at different times in my life (e.g.,
Carolyn Keene during my pre-teen Nancy Drew phase, the Brontë sisters, when I
was dissertating on 19th-Century British literature, etc.).
favorites are JK Rowling and Suzanne Collins, since I’m entrenched in
YA pop culture series at the moment (for the past few years, I’ve alternated between teaching ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Hunger Games’ themed first-year writing classes at the state university).
What else do
you do on a daily basis?
I read. I teach (both my kids and
college freshmen). And I take care of what has become the “Fisk Family Farm.”
Our animals include: 5 dogs; 1 cat; 2 chickens; 3 fish; 2 snails; and 2 fancy