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Posted by Connie Richards

March 25th 2012

have you ever considered making a film out of the wind singer? because I loved the book i have read it twice, once when i was in year 6 and then again recently (I'm in year 10 now). I would love to now your ideas and if you had anything interesting planned for the future.

William Nicholson responded:

Alas, I can't pay for a film myself, so I'm waiting hopefully for a production company to make the investment. Maybe one day.

Posted by Victoria

March 25th 2012

Mr. Nicholson, After reading The Wind on Fire Trilogy I felt like I've lost a friend and so, I read the books again and again. I found the books in the library of my school and got all my friends reading the series alswell. I also trialled the seeker book on iTunes which also (from the small portion that iTunes allowed me to read ) looks fantastic! I am a seventh grader from Canada and wanting the books, I cannot find copies anywhere! All the book stores I go to do not have either of the series and the online sites only ship to the UK or have bidded for over $ 150.00. Do you know where I can find them? ~ Victoria

William Nicholson responded:

I'm sorry it's turning out to be so hard. The books are all in print, and should be available at normal prices on, for example, Amazon. I'm puzzled that you're having difficulty. Amazon here in the UK stocks them all.

Posted by Ingrid

March 20th 2012

Hello Mr. Nicholson, My high school teacher recently gave us our end of the course project for my grade ten careers class, part of which is to interview someone who has a job you are interested in. I really want to become either a full-time or a part-time author, so I was hoping to make my presentation about authors. Could I maybe interview you for this project? It would only be a few questions which you could reply to by email and it would be really great interviewing someone with my dream job and wrote The Wind Singer, which was among my favourite books when I was younger. It would be really amazing if you could help me out, but if you can't or don't want to could you still let me know? Just so I can make other arrangements before the project is due in around a week. Sincerely, Ingrid Roorda

William Nicholson responded:

Sure. Send the questions through.

Posted by jenny

March 20th 2012

I found you through Jenni Russell's article - which I read out to my book group and absolutely loved 'The secret intensity...' You are an amazing writer, seeming to get inside such a wide variety of people's heads. I can see, smell and hear each scene - how do you know about so many other ways of life/jobs/age groups? I had been trying to write a novel about some newly retired older women, but knowing about their past professions is difficult.... My main character was Laura too.... Thought I'd write and say how much I admired your writing, because I wrote a book about someone with alzheimers and people's enthusiastic and grateful e mails and letters to me has been humbling and gratifying -so very well done - you're currently my favourite author - a third book soon please! jenny Thomas

William Nicholson responded:

You're so right about the humbling/gratifying bit, it makes writing worth it - and God knows it's always a struggle. So thank you. I'm keeping going. There are three so far in the Secret Intensity sequence, and I'm just delivering a fourth that dives back into the past, which is really ambitious, and I hope even better. We shall see, It's called Motherland, and comes out in a year from now.

Posted by Lucy

March 20th 2012

Hi William, I have the orginal UK hardback editions of Seeker and Jango but for some unknown reason i don't seem to have the third book (i think it got mislaid during house moves). It might sound pendantic but i really liked the old first edition covers and the "new" ones aren't as nice, in my opinion. I seem to remember a really long time ago reading that one could get the original dustjacket from your website. The style of the dustjacket has a circle with a picture inlaid towards the top section and then the name on the bottom. There is an orange theme for Seeker, and blue for Jango. Do you have any recollection of these covers, or any idea on how i could go about getting one for Noman? Thank you in adavance for any help. Lucy

William Nicholson responded:

You're right, there were some extra old-style covers printed for just this purpose, but I don't know if there are any left. You'd have to contact the publisher, Egmont (address inside the book, on the first page).

Posted by ronit shapiro

March 20th 2012

Dear Mr. Nicholson, I have heard recently that you wrote the screenplay for a new film about Nelson Mandela, who is a great inspiration to me. I would greatly appreciate an opportunity to talk to you in person about a feature film that I conceived and initiated recently based on a yet another inspirational real-life story set in Zululand, South Africa during the time of the Apartheid. A biopic about one of the world’s greatest wildlife and wilderness conservationists. I am looking for a writer to develop the screenplay, which will be based on a book that was written by the story’s protagonist. I am sorry that I cannot give more details here. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Ronit Shapiro

William Nicholson responded:

I have done the screenplay for Long Walk to Freedom. I'm afraid I'm not able to help with your new project - I just have too many projects of my own these days. But there are many wonderful writers out there, so I'm sure you'll be able to find one to take you to the next stage.