About the Author
E.H. Nolan, author of Mabel Crowley and Theodore Hartley, graduated magna cum laude from Chapman University, earning a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Film Studies.
Heavily involved in the arts, Nolan is an award-winning actress and an accomplished composer and playwright. She has written the music, lyrics, and libretto for three musicals.
Nolan loves to read and participates in a family-run book club, finding inspiration from both classic literature and modern masterpieces.
What inspires you to write romance books?
Romance is eternal. There will never be a time in our lives when we lose interest in a good love story. Love makes us complete, and reading about someone else’s journey, no matter the obstacles along the way, is always entertaining!
Tell us about how you write:
Usually my stories will come to me in a flash, whether the flash is the opening lines, the closing scene, or a character varies from story to story. Once that flash has popped into my mind, the rest is a relatively, if not time-consuming process. I outline the story in as much detail as I can, usually on the computer, and once the story is locked in my head I type as fast as my fingers can fly!
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I believe that characters, not plot, drive a good story. If you don’t have realistic, 3-D, true characters, your story will not be believed or interesting. My characters are extremely real to me, and whenever I am at a pause from writing, I let my brain rest until my characters tell me what will happen to them next. There is no point in struggling to come up with a plot point if it doesn’t make sense with your characters.
What advice would you give other writers?
Listen to your characters. I know writers are taught that conflict drives a story, and that one must come up with continual obstacles to keep a story entertaining, but here’s my advice: If you need an additional obstacle or conflict, always return to your characters. Don’t try and come up with a “conflict”; come up with something that’s a conflict for your unique character.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’d heard about Amazon’s Create Space, and it seemed very straightforward, so I decided to publish my books myself. The first one was a daunting task, of course, but the next time around it was an absolute piece of cake!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think more and more people are going to self-publish, because the internet is making it much easier for people to get their work out there, and for readers worldwide to read it. Also, there are less and less physical bookstores out there, and with electronic reading getting more popular, unknown authors are sometimes just as easy to come across as established authors.
What genres do you write:: Historical Fiction, Sagas, Historical Romance
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print
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