Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Author Interview: Nicholas Forristal

I have decided to try my hand at interviewing. Please welcome, for my first interview here at WiLoveBooks, Nicholas Forristal, author of Chronicles of M. (Look for Book 2 in December.)

Describe your ideal writing space. How does it compare to reality?

I really don't have an ideal space for writing. So long as there's coffee and potentially music, or movies to listen to in the background, I'm pretty content with whatever I have to work with. Well....a chair and a table would be nice.

What is the first story you remember writing and what was it about?

There was a couple I wrote for those silly state exams they do in elementary and the beginnings of some stories for some computer games I was writing when I was around that same age...but i really don't remember much about any of them other than they were dwarves and elves type of fantasy. The first REAL story I wrote was for a neverwinter nights server I was putting together from scratch. Keep in mind that the story was mostly built around quests and back story for the players, So, a lot of it was simply "hey, we need you to do this....". The back story for the first city was about this wizard, Mamlin, who had stumbled across this group of refugees that were on the run from a band of goblins. Mamlin ends up agreeing to help them with the goblin horde in exchange for a tower being built, so that he could have somewhere to conduct his experiments  The refugees agree to help, only because they needed to establish a new home and figured they could settle nearby (the goblins destroyed their last town)...anyways all the cities had these sorts of back stories to them. I ended up dropping the project when my computer got a virus and I lost 6 months of work.

Name a memorable book from your childhood. Why is it memorable?

 Hunt for Red October - I remember it being a pretty okay book, but also very confused why my 5th grade teacher told me to read his copy of it (I was reading Lord of the Rings at the time).

If you could ask any writer (living or dead) a question, who would it be and what would you ask?

I'd like to ask Isaac Asimov how the heck did he find the time to write so much. haha 

If you could pick any of the worlds or characters you have created, which would you want to visit or spend a day with?

Probably Charles Uhler. I'd love to say more, but it would ruin certain aspects of the book for those who haven't read it. 

What is one thing you like to do when you are not reading or writing?

Play with my son (he'll be 2 in December) or play my absurdly large collection of video games 

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!

No problem, can I have my pie now? 

Find out more about Nicholas Forristal and Chronicles of M:

Amazon author page

Don't forget to check out my review of Chronicles of M. It is a fun read with action and lots of surprises. I am eagerly awaiting the next book!


  1. Wait, there is pie involved? I may have to start writing...

    1. That could be interesting... If you wrote a book I would make you a pie. :)

  2. I wasn't told about the pie, or I would have been faster... That and if I didn't think I possessed some type of mental telepathy, as I finished my questions, but forgot to send. :)

    Fun interview. Cheers on the new book, Nicholas.

  3. As with the cake, the pie too is a lie.


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