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 to 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 should be out by November, 2017, with later novels to be announced. Physical as well as e-book format will be available. You can also buy exclusive Aenya-related artwork through the site.
Q: So, um . . . you’re a nudist?
A: Yes! 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). Nudism is the belief that human beings are inherently innocent, and that we are all capable of treating one another with respect. It is a philosophy that reflects upon feminism, environmentalism and social equality, all themes I explore in my work. But I do not 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!