Interview: Nicklaus Lee

Nicklaus Lee grew up in Denver, Colorado, where he wrote his first short story at the tender age of seven. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington, where he enjoys spending time with his son, Lane. This is his debut novel.

“I wrote my first book when I was 7, and I have been writing ever since. Often times when I write my inspiration can come in many different ways, sometimes it is an idea that just pops into my head, then I expand that idea into a story. Other times it can be something that catches my eye and can trigger an idea. My passion for writing fiction is what I do best, creating readable and interesting stories are what I love to do. Often times I will add messages in between the words that I hope people will find and use to their benefit.”

Nicklaus Lee’s full length Novel, The Adventures of Jon Paul Chavalier, is available in both eBook and paperback form on Amazon, Lulu and most major online book retailers.

‘Jon Paul Chavalier is a wandering man. While on a daily walk in Toulon, France, he meets a stranger who tells him he will have a bright future filled with adventures and a shiny object. Years later it seems the stranger’s prediction has come true when Jon Paul finds a gold coin and keeps it, despite his best friend’s belief that the coin is cursed. Moments later, Jon Paul excitedly discovers the coin has the power to grant him wishes without any idea that the coin was once held by some of the world’s most powerful and evil men. As the cursed coin causes him to act strangely, Jon Paul embarks on a quest to learn more about the coin and unveil its powers. But it is not long before Jon Paul is caught in a struggle between good and evil, both in the outside world and within himself. In this compelling tale, a man who trusts in the power of a magical coin is led down a dangerous path where he attempts to fulfill a destiny written long ago.’ (As shown on Amazon)

The best part about author interviews and Q&As, both conducting and reading, is the chance it gives us to learn a little more about an author that may be relatively unheard of. The information that is learned from a few questions can give insight into his/her writing that may have been otherwise overlooked. Today I have the opportunity to share with you my interaction with Nicklaus Lee.

Question: What genre would you say the book falls into?

Answer: Genre fantasy fiction.

Question: Are there any trigger warnings and/or explicit content readers should know about?

Answer: No explicit words or warnings to give.

Question: Do you have any upcoming events? Feel free to elaborate.

Answer: No personal events at this time.

Question: What is next for you? Do you have anything in the works?

Answer: Book 2 in the Jon Paul trilogy is nearly complete, as well as a short story book to come out later this summer.

Question:  Are there any Easter eggs in your book(s)?

Answer: No Easter eggs.

Question: What was your favourite book when you were growing up?

Answer: Anything from Dr. Suess.

Question: What piece of advice from other authors do you hear the most but choose to ignore?

Answer: I haven’t heard anything from other authors.

Question: What’s your favourite food? Have you ever mentioned it in your book(s)?

Answer: Favorite food is seafood gumbo. No, never mentioned it in book.

Question: If your life was a book, what would be the tagline?

Answer: My tag line: Always looking for the next adventure.

Question: What advice would you give new writers?

Answer: Take a course on creative writing, it will give you a lot of help, and get a few white boards to write ideas on and notes, something you can see in front of you.

Question: What has been the worst mistake you have made in your writing career?

Answer: Assuming the world will love my work.

Question: What is the best moment you have had with a fan?

Answer: None I can talk about.

Question: If you could change the date to any year past or future, what date would you change it to and why?

Answer: I would change the date to 1800’s. I love the old renaissance time period.

For more information or to contact the author directly, please visit his website

I would like to thank Nicklaus Lee for taking the time to answer my questions. The Adventures of Jon Paul Chavalier sounds intriguing. You can count on seeing my review of this novel soon. I love reading between the lines for hidden messages, hopefully I’ll find them..