Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing, and Publishing ~

Author Interview ~ Nia Holden

Today’s post gives us 42 Author Interviews :-)  Nia Holden

It also introduces another author I’ve met in my work as Events Manager for Book Island in the virtual world Second Life.

We have an Open Mic at Book Island’s library every Sunday and that’s where I was introduced to Nia’s writing—deeply meaningful poetry, often dark, yet always showing glimmers of hope

Nia is from the country of Georgia.

I’m quite honored she’s decided to be interviewed here


Nia, please tell us how long you’ve been writing.

Alex, I’ve been writing from early childhood

Do you remember your earliest writing? What was your reason for writing then? What did you like about it?

My first writing was fairytales. It seems I just liked to write. I found there weren’t a lot of fairytales, which got me wondering why people hadn’t written more :-) So, I wrote them myself and asked my mother to read them for me.

In my writing back then, I liked that fantasy can be endless and you can imagine anything—there are no rules—you have the feeling there are no walls to break—you’re free to move and describe what you’re seeing.

Would you describe your writing style for us?

Hmmm… Writing style… I don’t think I have any special style

What do think is your motivation for writing?

Each person has their own way of describing their motivations; but, I don’t think I have any unusual motives, I just write, that’s all.

Are there any writers you admire who you might call your “inspiration”?

My inspiration is Galakhtioni, the Georgian poet. When I read his poems, I was so affected I felt the world changed around me. I found that the soul is a mirror and it shows us the inside world of a person.

Georgian is your native language but how much of your writing has been translated into English?

I try to translate all my work because I’ve found a lot of amazing people who care about what I write; so, I always try to translate so I can share with them.

Would you tell us how much you revise or edit your writing?

My writing needs lots of work. I always edit and correct until I have the best possible result. Everything needs hard work to get what you really want, nothing comes easy.

What are your published works?

I have two published books, Heart Beat Time and 65 Cells.

Would you tell us what kind of help you received in your publishing?

My friends helped a lot with publishing.  I want to especially mention Don Shattuck—an amazing person. He works hard to help me correct my terrible English and grammar mistakes :-) Also, he helped me upload my books to Amazon. I want to thank him, very much

When will you be published again?

I don’t know what will be in the future. I live for today and write when I have something to say.  So, the future is for the future.

What are your most important hopes or goals for your writing?

My hopes? Better to say my Dream. If even one person understands what I try to say in my writing and something in their soul changes—they see something they didn’t see before—I will be happy.

Nia, thank you, so much, for letting us know about your books and giving us a glimpse into your life as a writer :-)


You can have both of Nia’s recently published books by visiting AmazonHeart Beat Time65 Cells

From the book descriptions on Amazon:

Heart Beat Time is first collection of poetry by Nia Holden, a young woman with deep roots in eastern European culture translated for the first time into English. Her unique viewpoint on life and love will startle and amaze new readers. 65 Cells is a collection of fiction and poetry.”
Our Comment Link Is At The Top of The Post :-)
For Private Comments, Email: amzolt {at} gmail {dot} com
* Google Author Page

8 responses to “Author Interview ~ Nia Holden

  1. John Pope November 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Nia is powerful and visual in her writing—a real treat. Thank you for bringing her closer to her fans and future fans, Alex.


    • Alexander M Zoltai November 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      You’re very welcome, John :-)


  2. deadeyescribe December 1, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Yes, thank you for this interview, Alexander. And, I will check out your work, Nia. More fairy tales. Yes. Also, the book covers shown here are delightful.


    • Alexander M Zoltai December 1, 2012 at 7:53 am

      You, too, are very Welcome, Simone :-)


    • niaholdonnini December 1, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Thanks, Simone; you are so sweet :-)


  3. Barbara Blackcinder December 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Alex, thanks for another great interview. And thanks for your writing Nia.


    • Alexander M Zoltai December 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      You, also, Barb, are extremely welcome :-)


    • niaholdonnini December 2, 2012 at 1:44 am

      aww thanks barbie girl for support :*


What Are Your Thoughts or Feelings?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,473 other followers