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"I think even the fact that you've written one or now two books before, it doesn't make it any less scary to sit down and just think: Wow. I've got to create this whole story from nothing" - Nicola Gill She's wanted the job since she was 5. She published her debut in February 2020, her second in September and is already writing her third. She went from being an unpaid intern running from one job to another to her dream career - writing. Her uplifting and comedic stories, although not covering the most lighthearted of themes, emphasise the bold contrast between the light and the dark - something she believes provokes comedy. "It's the light and the dark together that I really like - I like writing and I like as a reader as well" - Nicola Gill "Sometimes, in the darkest times in our lives, we'll still find humour" - Nicola Gill This is Book Club Episode 3 with Nicola Gill www.theyanismix.co.uk --- Social Media --- Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheYanisMix Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theyanismix YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheYanisMixYouTube
"Writing a novel is a brilliantly weird thing to do. You tell people you’re going to do it and everyone is very excited for you, but the actual sitting your bum down to tap one word after the other is akin to stuffing a squid in a jam jar; you know it’s possible, but it’s so bloody hard and you frequently want to chuck it in the sea." - Abigail Mann, CWIP Website. She was always passionate about English. After trying out her fixed idea of being a vet, she moved on to other career options. Being an author was never something she thought about. As a secondary school teacher, she rediscovered her love of writing and started to gain confidence that perhaps it could hold a future for her. When she took a year to write her novel, she embarked on a challenging but rewarding adventure that ended in a book she never saw coming. Her debut novel won her a runner-up prize in the Comedy Women In Print Awards 2019, one of the biggest and most exciting moments of her career. This is Book Club Episode 2 with Abigail Mann. www.theyanismix.co.uk --- Social Media --- Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheYanisMix Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theyanismix YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheYanisMixYouTube
She decided to trade the jaw-dropping landscapes of Australia to the grey views of a rainy Heathrow airport after failing to love the country her friends couldn't get enough of. It was only as the plane touched the ground that she realised the had made a mistake. Her secret dream, to become an author, may not have been actualised so well if this hadn't happened. And if it weren't for the encouragement of the Australian man she wanted to marry, she might of just given up. After writing a novel based in this country, her dislike of it slowly evaporated, leaving only a deep longing to go back. Her debut novel has now been published. It was selected as "one of five new thrillers and mysteries to offer welcome distraction" by The Washington Post, "one of 5 psychological thrillers you should read this May" by CrimeReads, and has been reviewed by some of the most impressive names. This is Book Club Episode 1 with Susan Allott. www.theyanismix.co.uk --- Social Media --- Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheYanisMix Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theyanismix YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheYanisMixYouTube