Interview Roulette: Nicki J. Markus

Nicki J. Markus joins us today!


  1. If you had to spend a week snowed in at a mountain cabin with one of your characters, who would you choose and why?


Loki from The Ragnarök Chronicles of course. I would happily be snowed in anywhere with him. We’d find plenty of ways to keep warm *wink* Just don’t tell my husband!


  1. Aliens kidnap you and put you in a zoo. What does the sign on your cage say?


Caution—May Bite If Provoked

Maintain Correct Grammar At All Times


  1. Write a haiku poem about your favorite beverage.


Lovely chocolate drink

Creamy, hot and rich delight

Please stay off my thighs


  1. Describe one especially fond childhood memory—for yourself or for one of your characters.


Visiting a forest filled with gnome statues with my parents and grandparents


  1. What is the dumbest thing one of your characters has ever done?


Loki deciding to join forces with someone who’s always wanted to kill him (The Ragnarök Chronicles)


  1. Describe your ideal writing environment.


Absolute quite in a room in which I’m surrounded by books


  1. Name two of your pet peeves.


Bad grammar and people who step out of shops without looking first


  1. What is the oddest thing on your music playlist?


Well, I have a pretty eclectic and wide taste in music, so what’s ‘odd’ on my playlist will depend on your own point of view and musical preferences.

I love musicals (including European shows), opera, classical, easy listening….

I guess some of the Czech folk rock stuff might be up there on the obscure scale.

Here’s a link to one of the songs:



  1. Which of your characters would make a good BFF?


I guess Cassandra in The Ragnarök Chronicles, as many aspects of her personality and tastes are based on my own, so we should get along just fine. 🙂


  1. Describe a beloved item of clothing owned by one of your characters.


As a girl after my own heart, Cassandra would never be far from her favourite pair of comfy jeans!

For Ragnarök will be completed….

Nothing marks Cassandra out—except her visions. She’s only ever seen small, insignificant things. That is until the strange frost arrives.

With her normal life turned upside down, Cassandra is plunged into an extraordinary and terrifying world of Norse gods and rampaging giants, ancient feuds and broken prophecies.

A handsome stranger offers aid. But can Cassandra really trust him? More importantly, can she trust her own judgement when his slightest touch sets her heart and her body aflame?


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Author bio:

Nicki J. Markus (aka Asta Idonea) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Nicki launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!

As a day job, Nicki works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.


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