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Posted by Christopher Wiggin

February 5th 2011

I have just returned from seeing you speak at my daughters school and wanted to congratulate you on a totally inspiring talk. I only wish my daughter was there to see it but she is ill at home You have a wonderful talent and are hugely inspirational.I wish every child in the country could listen to what you have to say Thankyou Chris

William Nicholson responded:

I'm happy you found my talk worth while. I never quite know whether what I'm saying makes sense to my audience. So thanks for taking the trouble to pass on your response.

Posted by Fergus

January 31st 2011

hello i really like the wind on fire trilogy but i prefer the seeker triligy. Anyway i was looking at your other books and wondered what that new book you were talking about, Well what was it actually aboat

William Nicholson responded:

I'm not saying anything about my new idea until it's come clearer in my head, because I don't want to jinx it, or to catch myself thinking it sounds pretty lame before I've even written it. Give me a few more months.

Posted by Bex

January 31st 2011

I am a great fan of your work and also contacted you before, praising you on your work The Wind Singer which is now really rare to purchase. I am a Media Student at Fareham College and has been asked to do a ten minute Documentary. One of my chosen themes is my journey into being an author and I wondered if it'll be possible to have an interview with you via weblink or phone? The interview will be nothing on your personal life only on your experiances on writing and how hard it can be to get published as well as any tips. many thanks and I look forward to your reply.

William Nicholson responded:

I'm surprised you say the Wind Singer is rare to purchase. It may not be in the forefront of shops, but it's very much in print, and very much selling still. For your request, I'll contact you direct so you can do a phone interview.

Posted by Tim Sherwood

January 27th 2011

You were kind enough to put me on the right track, a few weeks ago, with the line; "Ye-es. That is rather good". We are due to open in 10 days. I am portraying Riley in a rather arrogant, patronising and deprecatory way (albeit with a smirk) during my exchange with Joy at The Kilns which the director is very happy with. A couple of nights ago, Lewis and I had a heated exchange about my interpretation of the role and suggested that an English gentleman would never treat a lady in such a way (particularly in another person's home) and that I should tone it down. Joy herself is fairly ambivalent although she does think I'm pretty malicious. As far as I'm concerned the lines speak for themselves and demand the kind of delivery and characterisation I've developed. Obviously the director wants to maintain harmony. I know it's not your problem but I thought there was no harm in floating the matter past you.

William Nicholson responded:

Riley is certainly meant to be arrogant and patronising, though of course as the play unfolds he becomes the one of Jack's friends who understands his suffering best. I suggest that you speak the lines as, as you say, they require, but in your mind as you do so be clear that you are unaware you're being unkind. You're playing to the gallery of your friends, and therefore extremely taken aback when Joy bites back (which will get a big laugh).

Posted by sammy burke

January 26th 2011

hi i've read your wind on fire trilogy and your noble warriors trilogy and they are my most favourite books ever, i want to thank you for writing them as they are such an impact on my life and i was wondering if you were ever planing on writing any more alike??? i hope so thank you.

William Nicholson responded:

I love to hear from people who've read both trilogies - most seem not to get beyond The Wind on Fire. I am planning more fantasy books, though there's nothing under way at present. Next year, I think.

Posted by dorian williams

January 26th 2011

I don't have a question - I have just finished your book, The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life, and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the book. The characters came to life, particularly Henry and the Vicar. I look forward to reading the new book, which I see from your website has been published.5

William Nicholson responded:

I'm also in the final throes of a third book set in the same world, which is called The Golden Hour, and I hope will be out (in hardback) at the end of this year. Let me know, if you manage to read beyond the first book, what you think.