Hi Faberge and congratulations on the release of His Secret Dancer.
Thanks Téa, I'm so chuffed I think I may explode – and thank you for having me over. Nice place you’ve got here.
I understand writing is not your only creative outlet – you're also a talented musician. Would you tell us a bit about your other 'passion'?
Not sure about 'talented'…. but I try. I used to listen to things far too loud and often blow up expensive speakers. In another life I'd have been a tight trousered guitar fiend if I could. I do have a few guitars around the house – ok, seven.
And a bass. And a mandolin. And three ukuleles. And a couple of Marshall amps. And a couple of keyboards.
Oh, and there's a kazoo somewhere too.
I'm always on the hunt for pubs that say 'open mic tonight' and then I'll turn up with a ukulele and do a huge rock song on a tiny instrument. Sometimes people get it and sometimes they stare and think, "What on earth is he doing?" I do sometimes write and record my own songs and every now and then I put together a video and load it up to YouTube. It's usually guitar oriented and a bit indulgent. OK, it always is. Except when it's ukulele based and tongue in cheek.
I know lots of authors have a specific piece of music that inspires them when they write. Does Secret Dancer have a secret tune?
Oh yes! For His Secret Dancer the track is definitely Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like A Lady"!
This verse sums it up:-
Never judge a book by it's cover or who you gonna love by your lover
Love put me wise to her love in disguise
She had the body of a Venus, Lord imagine my surprise!
Oh and one last question – I totally adore your name – is it a pseudonym and how did you decide on it?
Well, I really like yours too, Téa – especially the accent over the e - which I just found out how to do on my Mac keyboard!
My nom de digital plume came about from nowhere and everywhere really.
Faberge was a maker of those wonderful jeweled eggs – so new beginnings and exotic - and Nostromo is the name of the name of the ship in the first Alien film (oh and a very worthy novel by Joseph Conrad but I found that out after the film) so it's venturing off into the unknown. Which is exactly what I was doing when I started writing His Secret Dancer!
Good Luck with your venture into the unknown, Faberge! I'm sure it's going to be a thundering success.
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