Elisa Nuckle, author of Dominant Race, faces my fiendish author questions…

I’m pleased to welcome Elisa Nuckle to the blog, author of Dominant Race, another title you can win in the big Indie Author giveaway.  To shake things up a bit, this time I’ve set some questions of my own to find out more about what makes her tick. DR cover 300x225px

If you don’t already know, what star sign do you think your main character is?

Hmm, Lilia doesn’t have a really specific birthday, but if I had to give her any sign, it would definitely be Aries. She’s just so stubborn, and it gets her into trouble.

If you could be friends in real life with any of your characters, who would it be and why

Owen. He seems like a fun, relaxed guy I could just hang out with, without any drama.

Have you ever written a character that you’ve disliked so much you’ve scrapped them from a work?

Yes, but in this particular story I actually loved the main bad guy so much it made me want to write more about him. Not sure what that says about both the bad guy and myself, haha!

Which of your characters would frighten you if you met them in real life?

In Dominant Race? Probably any of the devolved. They’d kill me pretty quick, so no thank you.

Describe your book in one word.


Describe yourself in 5 words.

Derpy, honest, earnest, and anxious.

Do you ever consult friends when you’re stuck with a plot?

Oh yes! Sometimes they give me the best inspiration. My husband is especially good with this. He helped me make DR what it is, and its sequel even better. I learned a lot with DR, and I hope to only improve from here.

What’s your personal kryptonite?

Procrastination. I have all these plans for my writing (short stories, sequels, new series) that never happen because I just never write. It’s the biggest issue I need to fix if I want to write professionally as a long-term career.

If you could converse, a la Dr Dolittle, with one type of animal, which would it be and why?

I’d say a wolf, if only because I’ve always loved to know what’s really going on within those pack dynamics. That dialogue would’ve been really useful for Dominant Race, since the main character is wolf modified and very wolfish by nature.

Tea or coffee?

Tea, sweet iced tea in particular (I’m from Texas, what can I say).

About Elisa:


Elisa Nuckle is a twenty-something aspiring fantasy and science fiction novelist. It’s always been her dream to chase ideas down and put them into concrete words. Currently, she’s undergoing enlightenment at a community college in Houston, Texas, and plans on getting an English major in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.  You can find out more about her by checking out the following sites:

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