Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10Q Tuesday with Nishi Serrano

Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
NS: Two places hold a special curiosity for me: Scotland and Japan. I have never been to either place, but someday wish to. Scotland is on my list because my Grandpa Nick is part Scottish and I’ve always felt an affinity towards that part of my heritage. As for Japan, I love the culture, art, folklore, and Asian men are HOT!

Does travel play in the writing of your books?
Absolutely! My characters are always on adventures to exotic places, whether in the sky, under the sea, or on a completely alien world. I love building atmospheres. The feeling of discovering something mysterious and new is a passion I like to share in my writing.

If you could spend the night anywhere, where would it be?
NS: Anywhere misty, cold, moody, dark, and haunted—did I mention I’m a Goth at heart? If monsters were involved, I’d definitely spend the night!

Do you believe in ghosts?
NS: Well, since I believe in the existence of other dimensions, I do believe there are many supernatural things on this planet that we do not understand. Plus, I’ve been witness to numerous unexplained phenomena happenings, alas, that’s a different story.

What hobbies do you actively pursue?
The great outdoors is a wonderful playground, hiking, canoeing, and camping are some of my favorite hobbies. Costume making and wearing (cosplay) is another of my interests. I do a lot of research wherever I’m at to find unique events and gatherings. Finding awesome tea shops is also high on my list. Writing is a given.

Tell us about your favorite restaurant:
NS: The funny thing is, before I was living here in Louisiana, there was a little restaurant in the Portland area called The Delta, serving southern cuisine and some of the tastiest darn cocktails I’ve ever had. Now, I don’t mean to offend anyone in the south, but the food at the Delta has far surpassed any food I’ve eaten since moving to the south.

New York or LA? Why?
NS: Los Angeles baby! But I’m partial to la-la land because I was born and raised in California. The memories of LA and Hollywood in the 1980’s are something to cherish—the parties were outstanding!

Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.
Since cultivating my online presence, I’ve met some of the most wonderful people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I used to be pretty against meeting people online, but now, I can’t believe I’ve put it off for so long. There is one person in particular that when I wake up and find a letter from her in my personal email, it makes my day. It’s because of individuals like her that I don’t give up writing, ‘cause let’s face it—it’s pretty scary being a writer nowadays. P.S. she’s working on an amazing YA book too!

Tell us about your current release.
NS: Mile High Airship Club is my first erotic Steampunk short story, and it’s a sort of prequel to the novella I’m working on that chronicles the further adventures of Lady Rose and her friends.
MHAC is a saucy piece with a bite of class and a whole lot of steam!

Tell us about your next release.
NS: Here’s crossing my fingers it will be the companion novella to Mile High Airship Club. I’ll give you a little hint, but I don’t want to divulge too much: Peep shows under the sea!

Happy Halloween!!!

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1 comment:

Barbara Elsborg said...

I think that guy you're cuddled up against might need some medical attention pronto! :)