In all honesty, this should be called a SAQ (Sometimes Asked Questions), but I digress . . .
Q: What’s this?
A: This is Nick Alimonos’ official blog (that’s me). My genre is fantasy/adventure, but I believe that a good story has something to say to everyone, and that the very best fiction can have a powerful impact in your life. My goal is to move readers the way other writers have moved me. You can find excerpts of my books at Ages of Aenya and The Princess of Aenya, as well as complete novellas and short stories. I also write about pop culture, books, writing, philosophy, and naturism.
Q: Why the writer’s disease? Diseases are awful!
A: Since I was a child, I have felt the need to tell stories. Before I could even write my name, I was filling cassette tapes with adventures. I get depressed if I cannot put words on paper (or computer screen), sometimes even physically ill, and because of this, I suspect I have a small universe swelling like a tumor in my brain. Learn more.
Q: Your books sound interesting. Where can I buy?
A: My books are sold through my author site at nickalimonos.com. Ages of Aenya is currently available, with The Princess of Aenya coming late 2019. You can also make Jeff Bezos richer if you get it from Amazon, which includes the Kindle edition for FREE (with some cool digital illustrations thrown in) when you buy the paperback from them.
Q: So, um . . . you’re a nudist?
A: Yep! In a nutshell, I believe being naked is normal and healthy, and that there’s nothing shameful about the human body. I also believe that, if you are never true to yourself, you can never truly be free. Besides, many famous writers were nudists, among them Robert Heinlein, Walt Whitman, and Benjamin Franklin. Kafka, Salinger and even Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, are rumored to have shared a similar ideology, and we know Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote often of naked heroes, including Tarzan and John Carter (of Mars). But I don’t like to define my writing by the nudist or naturist label. First and foremost, I am interested in storytelling.
Q: What are some of your favorite books?
A: Dune by Frank Herbert, The Once and Future King by T.H. White, The Never Ending Story by Michael Ende, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock, and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, to name a few . . .
Q: How can I contact you?
A: Send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no trolls!