An Interview with Victorian Town Author: Nancy Thorne: Abby Parker has a modern life. Too bad someone in the 19th century needs it. **Excerpt-Giveaway**

Victorian Town
Nancy Thorne
Genre: Paranormal Romance
with time travel and mystery elements
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Date of Publication: March 28th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68291-639-1
ASIN: B07B65543D
Number of pages: 196
Word Count: 56,000
Cover Artist: Rae Monet

Abby Parker has a modern life. Too bad someone in the 19th century needs it.

Abby Parker planned out her whole life: complete her final year of high school, go to college, get a job, move away from her insane family, stay best friends with Jessica.

But, that was before she broke into the nearby tourist attraction and unwittingly answered a call from a centuries-old spirit who dragged her into the 19th century.

Now she must solve a Victorian mystery without getting herself killed, or worse, spend a lifetime trapped in the past, leaving behind everyone she loves and altering their lives forever.

When she meets gorgeous Benjamin, the future looks a lot like wreckage.

An Interview with Nancy Thorne

Welcome to JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder.
Tell us about your newest book.

Victorian Town is about Abby, a struggling seventeen-year-old trying to figure out her role in an unstable world. When she gets dragged back in time to 1876 by a spirit in a tourist attraction, she gets the chance to change her life … entirely … but in doing so risks changing the future.

What was the most difficult thing?
I would say the most difficult part of writing Victorian Town was the degree of research I completed. I wanted Abby’s encounter in 1876 to be authentic, and the only way I could write accurately about the 19th century was to research exhaustively.

About your writing career.
Even though I believed that I was already a writer in grade school, it wasn’t until decades later when I decided to write full time. After raising my sons, I finally brought to fruition this literary compulsion of mine.

Advice to myself.
The advice I would give to myself is, “Great. You’ve finally come to your senses. Just keep at it. Don’t give up, even when it seems very difficult.”

Most difficult scene to write.

The physical altercation between two characters in my novel was the most difficult to write. How do you make a fight scene feel real, both physically and emotionally, but not over the top? I played around with that scene for a long time.


Themes do play a part in my writing, but they’re hidden beneath the surface of the story.

Working on now.

I’m currently working on another young adult novel. Set in the 1970s, it tells the story of two poor young women who will do anything to pull themselves out of poverty. Along the way, things interfere with their mission, including a bear mauling in Jasper, Alberta, where everything threatens to destroy their plan.

Release date.
My novel, Victorian Town, was just released. I hope to complete my new novel within the next year and a half.

Favorite character.
My favorite character is from a short story I wrote called, The Mushroom Farm. It was published last summer in The First Line Literary Journal. Maria is a young woman who attempts to deal with her tragic life on a daily basis. The story is set in the 1960s wen society and places of religion were much less accepting of uniqueness in people. Maria suffered because of this.

Favorite book.

My favorite book was the first adult book I read, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. My dream is to obtain a first edition copy of this novel.

Plans for future.
Once my new novel is completed, I would love to teach a writing course for novice writers. I have learned so much about writing. I’d love to share this knowledge for authors going through the same initial stages. 

Thank you for joining us today, Good luck with Victorian Town, and your future writing endeavors. 



About the Author

Nancy Thorne is an award-winning author of fiction inspired by the romance and courage of youth.

Born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, she fostered a passion for creating stories in grade school but hid it much too well. Five years ago she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of telling them.

When she's not writing books or reading, you can find her going on road trips or cooking untested recipes for brave family members and friends.

Nancy lives outside of Toronto with her husband, two sons, and an energetic fox-red Labrador.

She loves to hear from her readers, even just to say hi. Find her online at

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