Nic Joseph joins Bookish Devices today for Ten Questions. She’s a brand new author whose first book – Boy, 9, Missing – released in September 2016. If her future books are as good as this debut then we’ve got an excellent author on our hands. 

Get to know Joseph a little and check out her interview. After you’re done, I highly recommend running out and grabbing your copy of Boy, 9, Missing.

Ten Questions vol. 2 #27 Nic Joseph

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?
Nic Joseph: “Obviously,” when it’s used ironically.

BD: What is your least favorite word?
NJ: Phlegm.

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
NJ: Catching someone commit a simple, genuine act of kindness.

BD: What turns you off?
NJ: #humblebragging

BD: What sound or noise do you love?
NJ: The sound of my 3-year-old niece when she giggles.

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?
NJ: The sound of my second alarm clock. I set both my phone and a beside alarm every night in case one malfunctions. (Because yes, I have an absurdly intense fear of oversleeping.) I like the sound of the first alarm—it lets me know I still have 15 minutes left! But the second one sounds like nails on a chalkboard. Seems fair to say that I also hate the sound of nails on a chalkboard.

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?
NJ: Ken Follett.

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
NJ: Film editing.

BD: What profession would you not like to do?
NJ: Anything in the medical field. I can write about blood without a problem, but get light-headed at the sight of it.

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
NJ: This is hard. I’ll go with sushi, with a side of chipotle chicken tacos (it’s not two meals if you eat them together). Oh, and sour patch watermelon for dessert. Obviously.

Nic, we appreciate you joining us!

If you want to find out more about Nic you can find her on Twitter and the web.


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