Author Interview: Nicola Davies

Nicola DaviesFrom Whale Boy to Just Ducks, to A First Book of Nature I’m a huge fan of Nicola’s passion for nature and her ability to turn her hand to well .. a huge range of books.

Here’s a little peek at the talented lady behind those books …

Tell us about you in 25 words or less.

I write books to share my passion for the natural world

What makes you happy?

A beach with nothing but my footprints on it.

Where have you always wanted to visit, but haven’t made it to … yet? 

Venezuela: hundreds of species of birds, huge diversity of habitats plus spider monkeys and giant anteaters.

Where is your favourite place to illustrate / write?

North Uist in the Hebrides, miles and miles of white beaches, turquoise sea and almost no people.

What’s the best thing about being a published author?

Being able to go on writing because somebody, somewhere wants to read your words.

Who or what inspires you?

The natural world mostly and being out in it. Pictures –  in another life I would have been a painter.

What is your worst habit?

You’d have to ask my kids…they’d say apologising all the time.

What is on your TBR pile?

? TBR No idea what that is.

What’s the strangest question you’ve ever been asked?

See above.

Did we forget anything?

I dunno? Did you? I forget things all the time so maybe you did. Oh I play with a band called Pangolin – a very small band but we do play gigs and that’s HUGE fun.

Just for fun

Tea or coffee?  Tea or Coffee : Coffee first (very very good coffee before I do my yoga in the mornings, then redbush tea the rest of the day)

Paper books or e-books?   Paper books for picture books and poetry and really good stuff I’ll re read. e-books for guilty pleasures stuff I read fast and holidays.

Vegemite or Marmite?   MARMITE (vegemite is DISGUSTING, sorry Ive just offended the WHOLE of Australia.)

Write or type?    Poems and pictures books – writing. Everything else – typed.

Poetry or prose?   Both

Beach or bush?   Beach

Hot or cold?   Hot

You can discover more about Nicola Davies on her website.

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