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King’s CROWNing Authors with Nikki Sheehan

It’s time for the next King’s CROWNing Authors (Cajoling Random Observations Now) interview. Please welcome, Nikki Sheehan

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1. Would being able to roller skate heal hearts after sad books?

Depends what you mean by heal. If you mean cause potentially life-threatening injuries that hurt much more than the loss someone you’ve grown to love over the last 400 pages, then maybe. But a much quicker route would be gin.


2. Most amazing book ever written, like ever?

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. It’s wonderful creepiness has stayed with me for over a decade.

3. If I was to say – a bit short but what ya gonna do – then you’d say –

Well stretch it then, please! I can’t have all those bits showing, not in this weather.

Klaris actual book


4. Has publishing changed since the invention of the Nespresso machine?

Confession: I have never actually drunk coffee from a Nespresso machine. Do they double up as e-readers? If not, then I think publishing as we know it is safe.


5. Best writing rituals?

Putting on Freedom so that nasty Internet can’t tempt me in with its promise of shiny fun stuff.


6. Define social media in two words – one sweet and the other sour?

Kitten vomit.


7. Is writing standing up better than sitting down to type?

Neither. Lying on the chaise longue is more my style.


9. What does Brighton mean to you?

Sea, grime and a really good time.


10. Please ask me a question.

Why do you do this? Why? Why?

’cause I want to, I want to!! 


Thanks, Nikki.


About Nikki Sheehan

Twitter Bio: MG/YA writer, rep’d by at AM Heath. Member of . My debut Who Framed Klaris Cliff? is out now with OUP. Brighton, UK.


Nikki Sheehan is the youngest daughter of a rocket scientist. She went to a convent school in Cambridge where she was taught by real nuns in long black habits.

She studied linguistics and then psychology and worked as a subtitler for the Simpsons, followed by many years as a journalist.

She lives in Hove near the beach with her husband, three children, two dogs, one cat and definitely no more hamsters.







By Michelle Moloney King

Artist. Poetish.

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