L.A. Nolan

Author, novelist, biker, musician, wandering hippy.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I’m terrified of witches. Paul McCartney moved me to tears during a concert in 2010. Given the choice, I would live on McDonald's fast food.

What’s your greatest fear?

Being buried alive. I am so claustrophobic, I get panicky wearing a hat.

What is your greatest achievement?

Winning a provincial football championship as the defensive coordinator.

High point of your life?

The birth of my son, and my first time being published.

Low point of your life

There have been a few, and those moments I’m afraid, are between me and my maker.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Tough call. Either Darth Maul, The Wicked Witch Of The West or Dr. Hannibal Lecter . Each of them has scarred me in their own way.

Who are your favorite authors?

Robert Harris, Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, Anne Rice, George R. R. Martin.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Boys From Brazil - Ira Levin, Fatherland - Robert Harris, The Dark Half - Stephen King, The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice, Blood & Brown Sugar - L.A. Nolan

Is there a book you love to reread?

Battlefield Earth - L. Ron Hubbard

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The Italian Job - The original one with Noël Coward and Michael Caine, Get Him To The Greek, The Guns of Navarone, A Christmas Story and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

One Superpower you wish you had?

To read minds, yeah, I'd like that.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

And you thought you knew him.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

I've always wanted to play the piano.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Up until recently, I would have said Dracula by Bram Stoker. But I'm currently reading Passage To India by E. M. Forster and it is truly masterful.

When and where do you write ?

I'm lucky enough to have a home office, my very own den of iniquity . I'm most creative between six in the morning and noon.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

Oh, I really can't say. It's rather crude.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

It's a little embarrassing, but while I write, I burn patchouli incense and light wiccan tapers.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Why? What did you hear?

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

For your first draft, don't edit as you go. Just write!

L.A. Nolan was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1966 and was the first Canadian born member of his family whose roots are set firmly in Liverpool, England. After a turbulent first stint in high school, he lived in England briefly, then returned home to finish his education. After graduating from George Brown College, Nolan embarked on a back breaking career in pipefitting.
Never fully settled, he began fiction writing in the late 1980’s after earning a short story and fiction composition diploma from Granton University. He experienced some early success in monthly magazines.
True to his Generation X Stereotype, Nolan’s restlessness eventually led him to settle in the sub-continent, with India as his base of operations. Many years of extensive travel through Asia ensued.

Motorcycling became his focus in 2014 and Nolan joined a motorcycle club. He criss-crossed the country with reckless abandon, then after breaking several bones on a desolate mountainside in the Himalayas, he returned to New Delhi and refocused on his true passion of storytelling.

At last achieving some level of peace, he relocated to Bombay with his wife, a beagle and two very naughty motorcycles. He is now writing full time.

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