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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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Nicole’s Books – An introduction to the 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.

An introduction to the Grimsley Hollow Series

I find it hard to describe my own writing.  If I had to choose a genre – a “box” that my book would fit into – I would say that it is a middle-grade fantasy book with a touch of paranormal and a lot of Halloween!  LOL!  However, as many writers will tell you, we all have trouble making our books fit into one or two specific genres.  Most books can be described in many ways – depending on how the reader interprets it.

Grimsley Hollow-The Chosen One is about an eleven-year-old autistic boy named Gage.  He has no friends and he loves Halloween.  I based the main character on my own son, Gage, who also has autism.  In the story, Gage meets a young witch named Eve, and his life is changed forever.  Eve lives in another realm called Grimsley Hollow, and her world is being threatened by an evil witch named Inari, who is trying to take over.  Gage is the only one who can help.  In his adventure, he makes some magical friends, which includes an ornery pixy named Puck, a half vampire-half fairy named Ladon, and a werewolf named Siren.  Gage also learns that he has magical powers and that “autism” is just a word and not a definition of who is really is.

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