Greetings, my lovely Swamp peeps, today I have the pleasure of hosting the adorable Nana Prah, fellow Black Opal author, and sneaking a peek at her debut romance novel, LOVE THROUGH TIME.
As always, leave your weapons at the door, try not to shed any blood as you take a seat (I just washed the floors), and give us your undivided adoration….Smokey made some lovely finger foods. I don’t think they’re actually from Eerie’s Free Range Zombies, but you never know. I can guarantee they’ll be delicious though.
Everyone have a seat? Yes? Good, good. Okay, Snarky, lock the door. Without further ado, my lovely Pagies (yes, I made this up, think foodies, but with pages!), may I present: NANA PRAH….
If your character(s) came with a warning label, what would it say?
Warning on the heroine, Jasmine: I have a very low nonsense threshold level, so unless you want a fantastic ass kicking, I’d behave myself if I were you. But if I do happen to stomp you down, I’ll be sure to heal you afterwards, because I’m an awesome nurse.
–hmmm, sounds oh so familiar…low patience level, no nonsense, kicking much ass, yes I do believe I know someone just like that!
Personally, I tend to be a bit on the introverted side so the thought of being in the actual presence of one of my favorite writers makes my heart race, my knees shake and tangles my tongue (yes classic fan girl behavior). Who could reduce you to such a level and how do you imagine your initial meeting?
I love, love, love Dorothy Koomson. At our initial meeting I’d fall down prostrate at her feet, of course she’s turn and run, and I’d dash after her screaming, “Wait, I’m not crazy. Well maybe a little, but it’s the creative kind. I love your books.” Once she stood protected behind a police officer, she’d turn and recognize that I’m a fellow writer and a huge fan of hers, and then we’d have a wonderful chat.
–crazy is completely in the eye of the beholder, or the one buckling the straight jacket…
What’s the one genre you won’t ever try and why?
I’m staying away from horror. I have no intention of ever frightening the crap out of anyone with my writing. Plus in the midst of my writing I’d probably end up scaring myself sleepless and that does not sound like fun.
—Eerie, back off, she doesn’t want to see your collection of severed tongues…no, not the shrunken heads either…
As children we tend to have an idea of what we want to be by the time we’re ten. Before you decided to pursue the artistic dream of being a writer, what did you want to be and why?
I wanted to be whatever I read or saw (I was a pretty fickle kid). An astronaut, a clown, a tap dancer, an accountant (that one was the weirdest), a member of the A Team, a chef (I lost that dream when I learned that I don’t actually like to cook). You name it and I wanted to be it. Everything except a nurse, teacher, or a writer- all of which I have become. Life sure is funny.
–A Team, weird? NEVER!
Share one uniquely strange experience you’ve had that remains crystal clear to this day.
Experiences of de ja vu so intense that I predict what’s going to happen next, and I’m correct. It doesn’t happen often, but it freaks me out every time.
–You’re not the first guest we’ve had that’s mentioned this one. Writers plus deja vu, I wonder….
Now for our BULLET LIST…Nana’s off and running…can you keep up?
Blades, guns, fists or feet?
I’m a martial artist, I’ll take all four of those bad boys, I know their value.
–Woman after my own heart…
Favorite Fairy Tale of all time?
Mulan (not sure if it’s a fairy tale, but I don’t care). That girl did the rescuing, no damsel in distress there. Plus I fell in love with the captain.
—Bad guys, good guys, kick ass female, magical creatures, we’ll consider it a Fairy Tale!
Three titles and their authors sitting on your nightstand/bookcase/table/floor waiting to be read?
I hope you appreciate how difficult this is for me.
My computer holds Shadow’s Edge by the fabulous Jami Gray
On my Kindle: His Princess (Men of Valor) by Kiru Taye and The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson
–awww, now you have me blushing….
Greatest one liner of all time?
“Just remember that I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my s^*t.” Erica Badu, Live.
Sarcastic witticism, Southern sweetness or Geeky disdain?
Sarcastic witticism- I’m trying to cut down, but I can never remember why, it’s so much fun.
–Cut down? Blasphemy, Nana! More, you must use more!
Strangest item currently taking up space in your writing cave?
A bottle of Listerine. Don’t ask me why it’s not in the bathroom.
–ummm, have hubby or kiddos, that’s generally a good enough explanation for me!
Favorite supernatural creature?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she’s not a creature, but she is supernatural.
–Buffy is always welcomed, along with Spike, Angel and the Winchester brothers….
LOVE THROUGH TIME..coming to shelves near you!
Defending her family – no problem. Recalling past lives – maybe just a small problem. Taking a chance on love again – well…
Jasmine Gibson has her world turned upside down when she meets gorgeous Sean Taylor. He’s the first man she’s been attracted to since her fiancé dumped her two years ago. But when the disturbing daydreams start, Jasmine begins to fear that her actions in a past life may have finally caught up with her.
Sean finds it impossible to stay away from Jasmine even though he can’t shake the inexplicable feeling of betrayal, simmering deep inside him every time he sees her.
To complicate things, someone is out to hurt Jasmine and every time she and Sean are together, the police have to be called. Even if Jasmine can make Sean trust her, the two of them may not stay alive long enough to enjoy their love this time around.
Have we whetted your curiosity? Good, our plan has succeeded then! Nana can be found in these cyber locations for those who have more questions….
Blog : www.nanaprah.blogspot.com
Facebook: Nana Prah, Author
Nana Prah was born in Ghana, West Africa, raised in the US and currently resides in Ghana where she loves her job as a writer and nurse educator. She has been writing since she can remember (in her journal) and has been an avid reader of romance novels since the eighth grade. She has finally been able to utilize the years and years of inadvertent research into writing her own romance novels where love always conquers all.