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Interview with Nicole Storey, author of The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series)


This post is part of ‘Nicole Storey as featured author for an entire week’. During the week we will be having a number of posts by Nicole. You can find the details here. There will also be a giveaway happening for 3 copies of Nicole Storey’s novel ‘The Chosen One’, which is the first book in the Grimsley Hollow Series series. You can enter the giveaway here.

Today, I interview Nicole and we talk about her books, her life as a mother and an author and her inspirations for writing. Frankly, its one of the best interviews I’ve done!

Interview with Nicole Storey, author of The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series)

Describe your series? What genre would you classify it into?

My book is about an 11-year-old boy who has autism.  He has no friends until he meets a young witch named Eve and she introduces him to another world called Grimsley Hollow.  He is needed to help the magical beings of this world defeat an evil witch who is trying to take over.  Along the way, he makes some new friends, including an ornery pixy, a werewolf, and a vampire.  I describe my books as middle-grade fantasy with a touch of paranormal and a whole lot of Halloween!

How did you come up with the idea for the series?

I simply combined some of my favourite things that I love and am passionate about: special-needs children, Halloween, and magic.  My son has autism and he is also the main character in the story.  I decided to write the book to get a message out to children: Special-needs kids are not so different from them in the fact that they only want to be accepted for who they are and included in our lives.

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Book Review – The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series) by Nicole Storey


The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series)The Chosen One by Nicole Storey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Buy on Amazon:   Paperback   |   Kindle

About the Book

Gage Gilbert is an eleven-year-old boy who has autism, loves Halloween, and has no friends. Although he has always been happy with the safety and security of his family, he longs for a real friend and adventure – not just the ones he makes up in his head. Then, he meets Eve.

Eve is a young witch from another world called Grimsley Hollow. It’s where all magical beings live in safety and peace, but their world is in trouble. Gage is the only one who can help save them from an evil witch who has taken control.

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My Review

The Chosen One revolves around a young autistic boy named Gage, who does not have friends and feels isolated because of his autism. All this changes when he meets Eve and comes to know about another world called Grimsley Hollow where all the magical beings we read in books about, reside. This is the start of an adventure which involves witches, werewolves, vampires, pixies and dragons. This is a classic good vs. evil story as Gage and all his new friends unite to fight against an evil witch Inari, who has captured their parents.

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Giveaway of The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series) by Nicole Storey


Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway! The giveaway is now closed and the winner will be contacted by the author.

I will be having author Nicole Story as a ‘Featured Author’ for an entire week on my blog with interviews, book reviews, and guest posts. I will also be giving away 3 ebook copies of Nicole’s novel The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series),  which is the first book in the Grimsley Hollow Series,  on my blog. The giveaway is open internationally. The giveaway will be open till March 20, 2012.

About The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series)

Gage Gilbert is an eleven-year-old boy who just happens to have autism, loves Halloween, and has no friends. Although he has always been happy with the safety and security of his family, he longs for a real friend and adventure, not just the ones he makes up in his head. And then he meets Eve. Eve is a young witch and is from another world called Grimsley Hollow. It’s where all magical beings live in safety and peace, but their world is in trouble and Gage is the only one who can help save them from an evil witch who has taken control.
With Eve’s help (along with a sarcastic pixy, a trouble-making werewolf, and a half-vampire), Gage travels to Grimsley Hollow and together, they begin a journey that will change them all. It’s a dangerous race against evil, where creatures unheard of stalk the land under a harvest moon and monsters that only exist in dreams become real.
Gage wanted friends and adventure, but he had no idea that they would come at such a dangerous price. Can one autistic boy defeat an evil witch and help save his new friends? Travel to Grimsley Hollow and find out!

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Your name and email address ensure 1 (one) entry.
  2. Following me on twitter gives you 1 (one) additional entry.
  3. ‘Liking’ my Facebook page gives you 1 (one) additional entry.
  4. Following this blog by email gives you 5 (five)  additional entries.
  5. Following this blog on Networked Blogs gives you 2 (two)  additional entries.
  6. If you are already doing any of the above, just leave your details below, including you  twitter username, Facebook name if different and email you used to follow me, and you will receive the extra entries.
  7. You can follow me at as many or as few places you like! If you submit you email and name, you get an entry.
  8. Commenting on posts during the week gets you bonus entries. You will get one entry for each day you comment on.
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Giveaway rules:

  1. Only one entry per user.
  2. Giveaway is open internationally
  3. Entries will be open till March 20, 2012
  4. I will notify the author of the winner, and will pass your email address to her. The author will contact the winner.
  5. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that you receive your book. If you do not receive your book in 30 days, please let me know.
  6. My decision of the winner will be final, I will use a publicly available random number generator to pick the winner.

About author Nicole Storey

Nicole Storey is a native of LaGrange, Georgia.  She lives there with her husband, two amazing children, a finicky cat, and a bunch of goldfish.  She has been an avid supporter of special-needs children since her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.  This led her to write her first book, Grimsley Hollow-The Chosen One, where the main character and hero of the story is an autistic boy.

When Nicole isn’t in Grimsley Hollow dreaming up more adventures for her characters, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and blogging (along with book reviews).   She also enjoys scheming and devising plans on how to celebrate her favorite holiday when it rolls around each year; Halloween!