Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Welcome N.N.LIght Back! @NNP_W_Light

I want to welcome N. N. Light. First I’d love you to introduce yourself.

N. N. Light is the best-selling husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N. Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

They’re blissfully happy and love all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.

Most of the time you can find them on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. They’re a proud member of ASMSG and Independent Author Network.

In addition to being authors, they’re also book promoters/reviewers, social media marketers/influencers and the owners of N. N. Light Author Promotions. They both love books, have ever since they were young. Matching up books and readers is something that gives them great pleasure.

Tell us about your latest release.

Poetry of Love: The Engagement Year is the real-life romance of Mr. N and Mrs. N. It’s an Amazon Best-Seller and Hot New Release.

I had been searching for love my whole life. It took the opening up of the world via technology for me to find my soulmate. Once I laid eyes on her, at the arrivals gate, I knew I was never going to let her go. The following is a collection of poems I wrote to my angel, from our first meeting up until our wedding day. I was working crazy hours as a chef and I had a long commute. I chose my commuting time to pen her a poem each day. These poems speak of our life, our challenges and our growth together...in every aspect they speak of our love.

May this book give someone the courage to let their special someone know how much they care for them and how much they mean to them. Saying I love you is a gift you can give many times a day.




Now I have a few questions for you – I have found readers do like to know fun things about us writers.

1.) Who is your favorite author? Do you feel you write like them?

Mr. N – My favorite fiction author is J. N. Williamson. He has the ability to create vivid characters, unveil only what he wants the reader to know and just when you least expect it, he scares the crap out of you. Brilliant. I’ve never attempted writing horror but I do enjoy surprising the reader when they least expect it.

Mrs. N – My favorite romance author is Jude Deveraux. I’ve read everything she’s written and I admire the way she portrays history so clearly, it’s like I’m right there.  She’s so talented at building romantic tension and I keep striving to be better.

2.) What was your favorite book growing up?

Mr. N – I’ll let my beloved take this one.

Mrs. N – The Chronicles of Narnia, Winnie the Pooh, anything by Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss. I was a voracious reader growing up and I loved books that took me on a great adventure.

3.) Are you a plotter or a pantser and why did you choose that method?

Mr. N – I’m a plotter. I have outlines and know where my book is headed from the start. Just ask anyone and they’ll tell you I’m organized. When I first met my beloved, I was a strait-laced by-the-book kind of person. She taught me to embrace my own creative side. I’m still organized (favorite activity is organizing our library of books, music and movies) but I’m more laid back than I used to be.

Mrs. N - *laughs* It’s true, when I met Mr. N, he was super-organized and I was… ummm… not. He says I’m artistic which is his way of saying I was disorganized. But he taught me the benefits of being organized and now I am what you’d call a hybrid: organized pantser. I do write from start to finish but I have a loose outline of plot, characters and conflict. I like this writing method best because it allows me to be free to explore characters and situations while staying on-course with the overall plot.

4.) Do you consider writing a career or a hobby? Why?

Mr. N – My second career. I’m a coin numismatist by day and an author/ book reviewer/ book promoter the rest of the time. I’m an insatiable reader and it’s only through writing Princess of the Light with my wife did I discover my love of writing.

Mrs. N – I’ve had this gift for words and writing since I was a little girl. I knew in my heart I was destined to be a writer and to inspire others. I consider writing a career and I work really hard at it. While life tries to distract me, my muse never strays too far from me. My characters are always in my head, begging to be released. I tell them there’s only twenty-four hours in the day and I do need to sleep. Lol!

5.) What are you working on now?

Mr. N – I am working on an alternative history book as well as the follow-up to Poetry of Love: The Engagement Year and working with Mrs. N on the sequel to Princess of the Light.

Mrs. N – Let’s see, I’m working with Mr. N on the sequel to Princess of the Light as well as working on a cozy mystery. I also have a sequel to Planting the Seeds of Love: A Novella stewing in my mind. I still have to flush that one out before I start writing it.

6.) What one piece of advice would you like to pass on to an up and coming author?

Mr. N – Forget the traditional publishing route as the be-all-and-end-all. Write and publish your way. The tools are out there for you to publish a professional book.

Mrs. N – Don’t let anyone talk you out of your goal to be a published author. You have a gift and your stories deserve recognition. The numbers are daunting but you can do it!

7.) If you had the ability to time travel and your first visit was to see a younger version of yourself what would you say to that younger self?

Mr. N – Be strong. Real love will come when you least expect it to.

Mrs. N – Ignore the bullies and love yourself. You are beautiful.

8.) You just got a million dollars, whether it’s from an inheritance, the lottery, or a sweet book deal doesn’t matter. What would be the first thing you would buy for yourself?

Mr. N – Everything on our Amazon Wish List.

Mrs. N – A week’s vacation with Mr. N at our getaway spot up north.

9.) If you could un-invent one thing in the world what would it be?

Mr. N – Cars. I hate cars and the world we know it would be much safer without cars.

Mrs. N – Smartphones. I know it’s unpopular for me to say this but I see too many people disconnecting from the world. They have their smartphones attached to their body and they’re missing out on the world. There’s a disconnect, a lack of compassion in the world, and our society is forever changed because of it. People can hide behind a screen spewing hate, evil and bully someone without consequences. It’s sad and I wish we could go back in time to when there weren’t any smartphones.

10.) What is your favorite movie/TV Show? Why?

Our favorite TV show right now is Death in Paradise on BBC/PBS. It’s a quirky mystery show about a British inspector moving to an island and heading up the local police station. It’s a delight and a highlight of our week. We never miss an episode and we’re big fans of the cast.

Title: Poetry of Love: The Engagement Year
Author: N. N. Light
Genre: Poetry, Love Poetry

Excerpt:

I love to lay and listen
As my beauty sleeps.

The sound of each breath
As my beauty sleeps.

I think how I will awaken her
As my beauty sleeps.

To kiss her softly
That is my plan
As my beauty sleeps.

My lips move close
But I just enjoy listening
As my beauty sleeps.




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Author Biography: N. N. Light is the best-selling husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N. Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

They’re blissfully happy and love all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.

Most of the time you can find them on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. They’re a proud member of ASMSG and Independent Author Network.

In addition to being authors, they’re also book promoters/reviewers, social media marketers/influencers and the owners of N. N. Light Author Promotions. They both love books, have ever since they were young. Matching up books and readers is something that gives them great pleasure.

They’d love to connect with you either via email or via these various social media sites:

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/nnlight   



6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for interview, Barb! We had such fun and hope everyone will check out our new release. :)

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  2. Ah, and more Ah. So lovely and inspiring. I met my first love in high school. I was a virgin. He respected that. The year was 1946. Korean War time. He became a pilot in the Strategic Command. I became the little homemaker with many children. I didn't spread my wings until my youngest was sixteen and we lived in New York. I drove all by myself following a little map my hubs drew. And there I became a small fish in a big pond until many years later, voice gone, I became a writer and haven't stopped. He is gone, passed on, my dearest love never to witness my transitions on earth. Twenty five published books later and I wonder if anybody knows my name. Thanks, dear Mr. and Mrs. for sharing your story.

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  3. Your love story is inspiring. It's great to know how you both fit together to bring about the best in each other. I wish you all the best!

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  4. Great post, I enjoyed learning more about two of my favorite people!

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  5. I enjoyed the interview with both Mr. and Mrs. N. Loved the background and what you're working on now. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the latest book.

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