Q AND A: Inside the head of a romance novel author
THERE are so many truly remarkable people in the South Burnett.
Each and every one of us has a lifetime of achievements, thoughts, beliefs and lessons learned.
The Q&A feature is an opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional people in our proud region.
This week, we hear from Kingaroy resident, romance novel author, Nicola Pitt, aka Imogene Nix.
1/ What is something you really resent paying for?
Power. With solar on the roof, I’d rather not have to pay anything and in a perfect world I’d be paid instead.
2/ What is the best advice you ever received?
Be yourself. If someone can’t accept you for who and what you are, then they shouldn’t matter in your life.
3/ What do you do to relax?
Read a book is my first go-to. After that I like to play games on my iPad or watch a good movie. My favourites are, The American President, America’s Sweethearts & Persuasion – the miniseries, because the movies are awful.
4/ What is one thing you would struggle to quit?
Eating chocolate. When the cocoa tree was discovered in 1753 by Carl Linneaus he called it the food of the Gods, so I’m in great company.
5/ What do you wish you knew when you were younger?
That adulting was difficult and at times thankless.
6/ What is the worst injury you’ve had and how did it happen?
I fell off a bike when I was a child, and still have the scars on my knees and elbows because hitting asphalt in Brisbane in the 1970s there was a ‘don’t be a baby’ mentality.
7/ What would your friends say is your worst habit?
Getting lost in what I am doing and being grumpy when interrupted.
8/ What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
Given me a foot massage without being asked.
9/ If you could write a new law, what would it be?
Oh, now that’s dangerous. I think it would be to ensure that schools give equal awards, both quality and size, to the academic kids as they give to the sporting kids. This should continue into adulthood.
10/ What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?
I like to read or play on the iPad.