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Posted by Matthias

October 13th 2009

Do you or do you plan to write write any books which don't involve super powers. What i mean is that do you write any books in which the event are super super unlikely to happen but could happen where as in one book water is a bomb!!! you are allowed to invent stuff but only stuff that could be created but no explosive water. You could say, however how you made the water explosive by saying i mixed (a real thing) with (a real thing) and it made explosive water but only if you say sensible things no like salt with tomatoes because that dosen't make sense!!!!! Any way the main question is do you write any book which include events that could be real

William Nicholson responded:

I don't entirely understand your question, but if you mean, do I write books without magic or fantasy? - then yes, my new book, Rich and Mad, is like that. It's a real-world story of love and anxiety. It's out next April.

Posted by Ben

October 13th 2009

Thanks for coming to our school today, it was really cool.

William Nicholson responded:

Thanks for being such a great audience.

Posted by Sean Miller

October 7th 2009

I am truly amazed at your Noble Warriors books! I haven't been very interested in reading for a long time because I lost interest. What really was awesome was you were extremely descriptive and also how you changed perspectives. I loved it! I would like to know if you plan on writing something similar or maybe continuing to maybe the next generation. Thanks, Sean Miller

William Nicholson responded:

For the moment I've switched to the real world - my next book for teens is called Rich and Mad and is a love story. But in the future, who knows? I'm delighted that you like my Noble Warriors. I put a lot into those books.

Posted by Laura

October 7th 2009

Mr. Nicholson, I'm writing a paper about you for my eigth grade english class. If you wouldn't mind, I would like to know some of the most significant events in your life. I would also like to know how you began your career in writting novels and sceenplays. Thank you.

William Nicholson responded:

Sorry, I don't really know how to begin to answer such huge questions. My bio on this site will tell you quite a lot. The best thing that ever happened to me was my marriage, in 1988. The next best, the birth of my three children. Golly - after that I don't know what to say.

Posted by Annalee Parker

October 6th 2009

Wow! I've just finished reading The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong, and I absolutely love these books! I am certainly going to read them over and over, and buy some more of your books! I was wondering how you came up with such amazing things to write about? I was also thinking these books would be really awesome if they were made into movies, I've often had dreams about these becoming real. :)

William Nicholson responded:

You may like my other fantasy trilogy, the Noble Warriors. They'd make good movies too. But no one seems to want to go that way at present.

Posted by John

October 6th 2009

You write in your bio (and in more detail in an essay that you used to have on your website, but that I don’t find now) that you found love by ending your search for someone you loved, and instead looking for someone with whom you could be happy – and that from that point, love naturally unfolded. You also write (in your wonderful stories, as well as your bio) about your continuing search for God. Have you ever considered taking the same approach to God as you did with romance: rather than looking for God or ultimate truth, just looking for a view of life that makes you happy and letting things unfold from there? I know that can be taken as “playing make believe,” but I don’t think it has to be viewed only at that level. In any case, by asking the question I’m not implying that that’s what you ought to do. I’m only asking. Best Wishes, John

William Nicholson responded:

I think what you describe - looking for a view of life that makes me happy and letting things unfold from there - is very much what I do. And of course the story is far from over. Who knows where I'll end up? I think only a very sure believer would assume that the search will end in God. But of course I can't rule that possibility out.