Meet N. R. Walker!
N. R. Walker is the author of the Thomas Elkin series, the Red Dirt Heart series (both Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Must Have, Must Reads) and other books listed below.
To get to know N. R. Walker a little better, the author agreed to an interview. Look for the interview below and the Down Under Scavenger Hunt word found somewhere within.
Who am I?
I am many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer.
I have pretty, pretty boys who live in my head, who don’t let me sleep at night unless I give them life with words.
I like it when they do dirty, dirty things…but I like it even more when they fall in love.
I used to think having people in my head talking to me was weird, until one day I happened across other writers who told me it was normal.
I’ve been writing ever since…
Contacts/Follow at :
- Twitter: NR_Walker
- Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/NRWalkerBooks/
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5819370.N_R_Walker
- Website: http://nrwalker.wordpress.com/
- Tumblr: http://nrwalkerbooks.tumblr.com/ (note: not safe for work or anyone under 18)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003907957620
Please note – NOT safe for work or kids
Elements of Retrofit (Thomas Elkin Series #1)
Clarity of Lines (Thomas Elkin Series #2)
Sense of Place (Thomas Elkin Series #3)
Red Dirt Heart 1 (Red Dirt Series #1)
Red Dirt Heart 2 (Red Dirt Series #2)
Red Dirt Heart 2 (Red Dirt Series #3)
Red Dirt Heart 4 (Red Dirt Series #4) just being released!
Contests and Giveaways:
1. Today’s Giveaway (thank you,N. R. Walker) is an eBook copy of Red Dirt Heart 4. Enter using this Rafflecopter link here. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
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2. Down Under Scavenger Hunt – find the Hunt “word or phrase” in bold green . Collect all the words from each author and submit the list in writing no later than midnight on February 1st. Make sure you include an email address where you can be reached. Prizes will be given to 5 people selected, from 1st place to 5th! Happy Hunting.
Q: When did you start writing?
A: I started writing fiction about 4 years ago, after reading fan fiction online. I wrote fan fiction first, but then original characters started telling me stories. 😉
Q. Were you a reader as a child?
Yes. Loved reading. I loved adventure books mostly.
Q: Title or characters or plot? Which comes first?
A: Usually the characters, though sometimes the title is crystal clear from the very beginning. I normally have the characters talking to me for a little while before they tell me the plot.
Q: Do you have a favorite character that you have written?
A: I do love Charlie Sutton from my Red Dirt Heart Series. He’s a true Aussie farmer; hardworking, loves his family and friends and puts himself last, every time. He’s flawed, he’s frustrating, and he’s wonderful.
Q: Favorite book/story you have read as an adult?
A: Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Just wow.
Q: Do you have a certain regimen that you follow as a writer?
A: I know it’s cliché, but write every day. Set hours if you can, or the same time slot every day, if real life allows it.
Q: Do you have a specific writing style?
A: My writing style consists of listening to what the characters tell me, and hoping for the best. LOL
Q: How do you think books written from authors in Australia or New Zealand differ in style, language, and culture?
A: There’s an Australian/Kiwi-ness in our everyday dialect that we can recognise straight away in a book, which I just love. Our genre is so Americanised, so to read Aussie books with Aussie characters (by Aussie authors) is like putting on a favourite pair of jeans. I have written books set in both America and Australia, using American and Australian characters respectively, and for me the language/setting/culture to do Australian is SO much easier. I think (some) authors – I know this is true for myself – become Americanised in their writing. I know even now when I write in real life (not for books) I find myself using American spelling. I think this is why I have LOVED writing my Red Dirt Heart Series so much. Having Aussie farmers in the Australian outback… doesn’t much more Aussie than that.
Q: If you were a tour guide, what would you like a visitor to see and what impression would you want them to take away with them when they leave?
A: The people! Aussies are so laid back and welcoming and the saying “no worries, mate” is a fabulous mantra.
Q: What are your current projects?
A: I’m working on my first paranormal romance. It’s a modern day vampire story that delves into Ancient Egypt (sort of). It’s very different from what I usually do, and it’s been a lot of fun to write so far.
Q: What’s next up for you?
A: Red Dirt Heart 4 was released January 9th, so my next release will be my paranormal romance, hopefully early March.
Thanks so much for having me!