Joining us is Nicole O’Dell, author of The Wishing Pearl. If you missed my recent review it’s here.
I’m grateful that Nicole was willing to take time out of her busy schedule as an author, mother of six, and radio host to answer some questions. The Wishing Pearl is part of a new series called The Diamond Estates novels. Each book will introduce readers to a different girl whose life circumstances drive her to Diamond Estates, a residential home for troubled teens. Book Two, The Embittered Ruby, is scheduled for release in April 2012.
Q: Let’s start with your newest release, The Wishing Pearl. I really enjoyed reading about Olivia and watching her journey unfold. In what ways is Olivia’s story based on or inspired by your own experiences as a teen?
Q: I particularly enjoyed Olivia’s relationship with her brother Jake, and later with Tammy. How the deaf are perceived and treated is very important to Olivia, and her interactions are respectful, kind, and compassionate. It’s interesting that Olivia may be best heard by these deaf characters. Is there a real-life inspiration for Jake or Tammy?
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Q: On your Facebook Page, you mentioned going to Rockome Gardens in Arcola, Illinois. You said you planned to “hang out among the Amish…and do some research for a book.“ Are you planning to write an Amish novel? Please share!
Q: Okay, for our last question let’s talk a bit about reading. What was your favorite book as a teen? And what do you enjoy reading now?