October 08, 2016

Author Interview: D.H. Gibbs, author of NIKA

Nika by D.H. Gibbs
Genre: Young Adult
Published: March 1st, 2016

Taken off the streets Nika is thrown into an unknown world where she's held captive. As an orphan, she has been on the run and must find her way out before they discover her secret. But these people held the knowledge of her family and who she is. Will she be able to find out before her secret is revealed? After hundreds of years, Demyan has finally found the rightful ruler of his race. Unfortunately, she doesn't know who she is and is doing everything in her power to escape him. Time is running out and Demyan has to convince Nika to take her rightful place otherwise the battle will be lost and his race extinguished.




Tell us a little about yourself and your latest/upcoming release.
HI, I’m D.H. Gibbs and I hail from the Caribbean. My debut Novella is Nika. Which is a YA fantasy piece that introduces you to the island of Seychatka and the battle that is raging there. In this novella you get meet some of my main characters and find out what their story is. 

When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer? What was the very first thing you ever wrote?
I think I’ve always been a writer, in high school I would write a lot of fan fiction with friends, short stories etc. But I only realized recently that I wanted writing to be my profession after I had to write and illustrate a children’s book for a class project I was doing. After I did that I loved it so much that it haunted me, as a result I decided to try to so more writing some more and now I’m not stopping. 

Do you read reviews of your books? What do you do when you read a not-so-nice one?
Yes I do read reviews of my books and I take the bad ones with stride. But I always try to look for constructive criticism so that I can improve my writing in order to please the fans.

How did you come up with the idea of Nika?
For this book title it was simple enough as I used the name of the main character. For Seychatka two I’m playing around with some titles that I want to be original and still encompass the entire book. I will let you know how that turns out.

What's the one piece of technology you can't live without?
My Phone I feel handicapped without it.

Do you find it hard to kill off your characters?
Sometimes I find it hard to kill off some of the characters because it hurts the others. But it helps to evolve the other charters so I have to do it.

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Creative, determined and organized.

What do you normally like to read when not writing?
I read a lot of Fantasy, paranormal and romance.

What is your favorite holiday?
Carnival would be my favorite as both the islands of Trinidad and Tobago shuts down for one big party.

What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on Seychatka two as well as another contemporary short story that may or may not turn into a book.

If you could bring one of your characters to life, who would it be? And why?
It would be Alexi because he is fun, loving and smart and these are qualities that like in people.

This is or That 
Cat or Dog? Dog
Ice cream or Sorbet? Ice cream
Heels or flats? Flats
Knives or sword? Sword
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Iced tea or hot tea? Hot tea
Snow or rain? Rain
Movies at home or Movie Theater? At home
Twitter or Facebook? Facebook
Actual book or Audiobook? Actual Book
Spring or Summer? Summer
Fall or winter? Fall
Long Sleeves or Short Sleeves? Short
Vampires or Werewolves? Vampires
Ghost or Zombies? Ghost
Action movies or Chick flicks? Action
Horror movies or Mystery movies? Mystery Movies
Mountain views or Ocean views? Ocean


We would like to thank DH for taking the time to answer our questions! :)

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